Changing the Registered user name and company information displayed by Visual Studio

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Problem:

When Visual Studio starts the splash screen displays a Licensed to user name and Company which is incorrect.
This information is also displayed in the Visual Studio Help-->About Visual Studio dialog.

Is there a way that this information can be changed:

Resolution:

You can follow the workaround below to change the User and Registered Organization information.

Make sure that Visual Studio is closed.
Start a Windows command prompt and enter the command:    
    regedit
to start the Windows Regsitry Editor

On a x86 bit (32 bit OS) Windows 32 Bit navigate to and change the information at the following key locations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Registration\UserName

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOrganization


On a x64 bit (64 bit OS) Windows 64 navigate to and change the information at the following locations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Registration\UserName

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOrganization

Changing the UserName will change the first line in the help about dialog.

Changing the RegisteredOrganization will change the second line in the help about dialog.

After making changes close regedit.

Run the command DEVENV /setup from an elevated VS2010 command prompt that you run as Administrator.
Visual Studio should now display the desired information.

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