How to change OEM information in Windows

There are a fiew different ways to change the OEM information in Windows

For Vista (Registery):

Note: Logo Size must be 120×120 and .bmp

Data under System:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ OEMInformation

Data under performance information and tools:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winsat\WindowsExperienceIndexOemInfo

There is also a auto patch way:

http://keznews.com/2539_OEM_Logo_and_Information_for_Windows_Vista_-_Auto_Patch

and

http://stevejobs.blogs.keznews.com/oem-logo-and-information-for-windows-vista-auto-patch/

For other versions of windows

Note: Logo Size should be 120×120 and a .bmp

1. name your logo OEMLOGO.BMP
2. add it to %systemroot%\system (for 95/98/ME) or %systemroot%\system32 (for 2000, XP, 2K3)
3. Create a OEMINFO.INI
4. add it to %systemroot%\system (for 95/98/ME) or %systemroot%\system32 (for 2000, XP, 2K3)
5. You can create two sections [General] and [Support Information] in the INI file

For section [General]

Manufacturer=<text>
Model=<text>

For section [Support Information]

Line1=<some text>
Line2=<some text>
….. (and so on)

Example:

[General]
Manufacturer=Something
Model=on fire

[Support Information]
Line1=Check out
Line2=
Line3=www.google.com
Line4=
Line5=for support
Line6=
Line7=email:
Line8=
Line9=something@nah.com

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2 Responses to How to change OEM information in Windows

  1. Rojalde says:

    Is changing the OEM Information Illegal, I just want to know.

    • Eric Reitz says:

      Yes, you can change it. That’s what the OEM adds in when they install it, for support information. It’s useful to know if you want the information on a system you build as the information will be blank.

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