On Windows 11, to simplify the initial setup steps, the out-of-the-box experience (OOBE) doesn't include the settings to specify the registered owner and organization information. Instead, as you continue the setup, the system will leave the organization information blank and use your Microsoft account details for the owner details.
Although these pieces of information are visible in a few places, such as on the "About Windows" (winver) page, some applications may query this information to customize the experience.
Whatever the reason might be, on Windows 11, you can use the Registry to update the registered owner and organization to display the correct information on your computer.
This guide will walk you through the steps to change the registered owner and organization on Windows 11.
Warning: This is a friendly reminder that editing the Registry is risky and can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you do not complete the task correctly. It is a good idea to create a backup (opens in new tab) of the device before proceeding.
How to change registration details on Windows 11
To change the registered owner and organization details on Windows 11, use these steps:
- Open Start.
- Search for regedit and click the top result to open the Registry Editor.
- Browse the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
- Double-click the RegisteredOwner string.
- Confirm the new registered owner information.
- Quick note: Usually, you want to use your name for the registered owner.
- Click the OK button.
- Double-click the RegisteredOrganization string.
- Confirm the organization information – for example, "Family" for users or your organization's name.
- Quick tip: If you cannot find the strings, you may need to create them by right-clicking the CurrentVersion key, selecting New, choosing the String Value option, naming it "RegisteredOwner," and then creating another one called "RegisteredOrganization."
- Click the OK button.
- Restart the computer.
After you complete the steps, the system will reflect the new owner and organization names.
You can confirm the new changes by using the "Windows key + R" keyboard shortcut to open the Run command and querying the winver command.
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Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.
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