How to change several system settings with PowerShell

PowerShell is an awesome addition to Windows and the admins that administer servers.  This post covers a few PowerShell commands to make changes to common settings. Create a drive to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT & HKEY_CURRENT_USER. By default these two registry geys are not available for mounting and using in PowerShell, but that is an easy fix! if (!(get-psdrive hkcr -ea 0)){New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider... read more

How to Change the Registered To on Windows

have you ever been the recipient of a passed down computer and wanted to change the name displayed on Registered To when you open System in the Control Panel on Windows XP, Vista and 7? Well look no further I have your answer and it is as simple as changing one registry value. Open regedit and navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion. Find the RegisteredOwner key and double-click to... read more