Change Owner v1.0

These days we managed to develop another small tool for Windows Vista users. As you can tell from its name, this tool allows you to change the registered owner and organization for your Windows Vista installation. You don't have to edit any registry keys. Just download our tool, run it, type the desired owner and organization name and press the Change button.

When you start it, Change Owner automatically loads the current registered owner and organization. To modify them just type the new values and press the Change button.

Change Owner v1.0

Just like CSRF v1.0, Change Owner v1.0 is distributed using a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.

This tool is offered "as is" with no warranties. Change Owner v1.0 was designed and tested on Windows Vista and on our systems it worked with no problems. Also, it should work on systems with Windows XP and .NET Framework 2.0 installed. If you discover any bugs please feel free to report them to us.

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Change_Owner_v1.0.zip53.09 KB


thank you so much

my computer shop set up my new Vista with my "real" name as user UGH!
I'm eternally grateful to the person who developed this tool that's let me reclaim my true identity :)

We are glad this small tool

We are glad this small tool was useful for you!


i heard that vista have some bugs, but still i thought it will be nice stuff... your website is really useful, thanx for everything(and for this little tool alsobecause i was trying to change it for 4 hours... ;)

Thanks a million! I to had

Thanks a million! I to had the same problem as jb5quid and also spent hours on this. Even going thru the registry! Will it change C:\user\blahblah on reboot? I have been trying to change this too. Also trying to map it to another hard drive? I moved all the folders but C:\user\blahblah keeps making new ones?

Unfortunately it won't

Unfortunately it won't change the C:\users\username folder. That will remain the way it was. All you can do is to move the My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and Downloads folders to other locations.

Yeah, sure... Create a new

Yeah, sure... Create a new account & move your files (and/or folders), np! :)

Wow thank u

Wow thank u actually worked!!!.....its been buging mee since day one (2 weeks ago) lol


Thanks a lot guys! this tool works great and i love its simplicity (just hit the button!) tyvm!

How can you get it to change

How can you get it to change from "owner" to the name you want in Task Manager?? I've changed it using the regedit option and this download. It still says "owner" under processes.

It worked brilliantly thank

It worked brilliantly thank you

Changing Name in Vista

Hi to all. Thanks for such a simple way to change the name in the registry. Your blood is worth bottling. Brian

chowner program

This is not working, I use cygwin and I would like to change the
ownership of many files.
The command I am trying to do is CHOWN, but with Vista
it is impossible to work with a unix like environnement because
all the executable files are blocked, Vista is a real bad thing.

How is your program is supposed to work anyway ? I could not change anything
with it, not a directory not a file, nothing.
Simon Plouffe

Change ownership of files

You got it wrong. This program does not help you take ownership of your files. It just changes the registered owner and organization for your Windows Vista installation.

To change ownership of your files read this:

Change owner

Change works okay, but when I print it shows the old owner/user name. How can i change this? Tx

i tried but this program

i tried but this program didn't work. the window "attempted to perform an unauthorized operation" keeps popping up.

i'm using an adminstrative account.

Windows 7

Will Change Owner v1.0 work in Windows 7? Thanks

Change owner

Dear sir or madam,

I have exactly the same problem but with Windows 7 Home Edition. Is there also a tool like the one for Vista that may be easily applied?

Kind regards

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