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Language: VB4/32,VB5,VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Apr 22, 2000

SetRegisteredUser - Modify the name of registered user and organization

Private Declare Function GetVersion Lib "kernel32" () As Long
Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002

' Modify the name of the registered user and organization
'
' Requires the SetRegistryValue function

Sub SetRegisteredUser(ByVal UserName As String, Optional ByVal Organization As _
    String)
    Dim regKey As String
    
    ' this information is held in a Registry key whose path
    ' depends on the operating system installed
    
    If GetVersion() >= 0 Then
        ' this is a Windows NT system
        regKey = "Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion"
    Else
        ' this is a Win9x system
        regKey = "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion"
    End If
    
    If Len(UserName) Then
        SetRegistryValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, regKey, "RegisteredOwner", UserName
    End If
    If Len(Organization) Then
        SetRegistryValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, regKey, "RegisteredOrganization", _
            Organization
    End If
    
End Sub

Francesco Balena
 
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