Archive for May 14, 2013

Modify Windows Registed Owner and Organization

When installing some softwares, like Microsoft Office, we are required to typed owner and organization information, which may be used for registration and displayed in “About” windows. However, these softwares usually read “RegisteredOwner” and “RegisteredOrganization” from the registry of windows system as their default user name and organization.

Now You may wonder where these two values come from. In fact, they were stored in registry when you installed you windows operation system and input your user name at the first time. After that, whether you edit your user name or add a new user, these two values will not be under the influence.

However, you can modify them though EDIT YOUR REGISTRY as follows:

Click on “Start Menu” – “RUN”, typed “regedit”, to launch your registry editor. Then navigate to

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion] ,

“RegisteredOwner” – modify your user name;

“RegisteredOrganization” – modify your organization name.

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x64: Problem “The ‘Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0′ provider is not registered on the local machine.” and Solution

There are times when the coexistence of x64 and x86 code on the same machine can cause all sorts of seemingly strange issues.

Recently I was getting the following error:

The “Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0” provider is not registed on the local machine.

I think the error is generally due to either of two things:

  • you don’t have Office 2007 / 2010 Jet driver installed on your Windows;
  • or you are running a x86 application in a default x86 enviroment.

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