Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Change registration info of VS2010

How to change registered owner and registered organization for Visual Studio 2008 and 2010

Here are steps to change registered owner and registered organization for Visual Studio 2008 and 2010.
  1. Open registry editor (type 'regedit' at Run command, clicks OK button, and select 'Yes' if you have UAC confirmation).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion (or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Note\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion on Widows x64).
  3. Change 2 string values RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization as you expected (create them if they don't exist).
  4. Restart Windows and open Visual Studio, you will see new registration info.


After doing above steps, if you still see old registration info, please add these steps:

For Visual Studio 2010:
  1. Delete vs000223.dat from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\. It's splash screen for Visual Studio 2010.
  2. Run Visual Studio 2010, now you should see a blank splash, there is no registration info, don't be worry.
  3. Close Visual Studio 2010, then open it again. Now you should see new registration info.

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