Windows 11: How to change the registered owner and organization name

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Windows 11 How to change the registered owner and organization name

When you perform a clean install of Windows 11, you may notice that the registered owner is set to “Windows user” and the organization name is missing. While this is not important to many, some apps will refer to it. In a professional environment, keeping up appearances can be important.

How to remove organization from Windows 11 by changing the registered owner

Fortunately, it’s possible to change the owner’s name in Windows 11, although Microsoft isn’t simplifying things. You won’t find the option in the standard settings app, and instead will have to make a quick change in the registry.

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Lucky for you, we’ll be there to walk you through the process. Long story short, if you make sure to back up your registry first, you’ll be fine even if you make a mistake. Then you can change the owner of Windows without risk.

How to Change Registered Owner and Organization Name in Windows 11

The name of the registered owner and the name of the organization are controlled by two separate registry keys. These should already exist on your PC, making it easy to change them. However, it should be noted that you will need to be an administrator to make these changes. If you are not sure if you have the permissions, you can always enable the hidden administrator account.

  1. Open the registry editor

    press the To start up button and type “Registry editor” click on the first result to open it.

    Windows 11 - open regedit

  2. Go to the organization name entry and edit it

    Paste the following into the address bar of your Registry Editor:

    ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion

    Find the registry entry called RegisteredOrganization In the main pane and double click on it. Change the “Value data” on behalf of the organization of your choice. In our case, it is “Winbuzzer”. Click on “OKAY” when you are done.Windows 11 - regedit - Microsoft WindowsNT CurrentVersion - RegisteredOrganization

  3. Go to the registered owner key and change it

    To change owners in Windows 11, paste the following into your regedit search bar:

    ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersion

    Look for the “Registered owner” entry and double click on it. Change the “Value data” to your name and press “OKAY”.Windows 11 - regedit - Microsoft WindowsNT CurrentVersion - RegisteredOwner

  4. Check your registered owner name with the “About” tool

    hurry Windows + R on your keyboard and enter “winver.exe” in the Run dialog box. Press ‘OK’ and you should see that your registered owner name and organization have changed, like below:Windows 11 - Winver-command

    How to change computer name and account in Windows 11

    If you want, you can also change your computer name to match, as well as your account name.

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