I don’t want to be Windows User in my Visual Studio 11 Beta

I don’t know why it bothers me so much to see “Windows User” every time I fire up my Visual Studio 11 Beta …

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… but since it does, I thought I would share with you the steps I took to change it. Actually, these steps are not too different from a previous blog post I made about a previous version of Visual Studio.

Using your favorite registry editor (is there more than one?) change the UserName value of the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVisualStudio11.0Registration

If you are still running 32-bit Windows, drop out the Wow6432Node part:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftVisualStudio11.0Registration

After exiting the registry editor, run devenv /setup from an elevated command prompt. Then, the next time you launch Visual Studio you will see something much more interesting:

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That’s what I’m talking about. #CaptainAwesome

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