Sunday, August 28, 2011

How to change Registered Owner in Windows

This can come in handy, if one has mistakenly given the wrong registeration name while installing windows, also it can be critical from a customers point of view. Heres the steps (applies to all windows versions )

Start-> Run-> Regedit.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
Double click the following keys and change "Value data" ( as per your requirement )
1. RegisteredOrganization
2. RegisteredOwner

Check the details in properties of My Computer, the "Registered to:" must have changed.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lenovo T61 No Audio

Yesterday at a customer site, i was told that a lenovo T61's audio had stopped working. On inquiring when was the last time audio was working and if any changes were made that caused this, the concerned person told me he had pressed the mute button, and since then the audio was gone.
Solution ( one of the most simplest and strange )
Lenovo T61 has 3 audio buttons. 1. Mute, 2. Volume Up, 3. Volume Down.
Turns out the Mute button just does precisely that, only mute the audio. To unmute, use the Volume Up or Down key :)