Hey guys, in this guide you’ll learn how to tweak your Manufacturer Info for on Windows PC and also add custom OEM logo with the help of simple registry hack that will allow you to change the info according to your wish e.g. Manufacturers name, model etc. So, follow the step by step guide below.
HOW TO CHANGE MANUFACTURER INFO AND ADD CUSTOM OEM LOGO TO YOUR WINDOWS PC
If you’ve ever bought a brand new preloaded PC like Dell, HP, Lenovo etc. You’ve likely seen their custom info in the System properties segment of the Windows Control Panel which includes the manufacturer’s name, system model, support website, company’s logo etc.
However, if you’ve bought a FreeDOS PC and you performed a clean installation of Windows OS, then you’re likely not going to see any of the above-mentioned information on the properties of your system.
Gratefully, clients can include or alter these properties reasonably effectively, which can prove to be useful in case you’re building PCs for others or you simply want to add some sort of identification for your PC. Read on and learn how to customize the manufacturer and support information in Windows
Steps to Customize Manufacturer Info And Add Custom OEM logo on Your Windows PC
Step 1. To alter your registry, first, open the “Run” window by using key combination WIN + R.
Step 2. Type “Regedit” and hit Enter or click OK to open the Windows Registry Editor. You will be prompt to allow access to User Account Control; click “Yes” to grant.
Step 3. Locate the OEMInformation directory by following the path below:
Step 4. If your PC has no manufacturer and support data it should look like the above screenshot, but if you have you’ll see various strings recorded: Logo, Manufacturer, Model, SupportHours, SupportPhone, and SupportURL
Note: In case you’re working with a fresh installed Windows OS, these properties will probably be missing. To add records, just right click on OEM Infomation folder and select.
- Now add new records of string values like this: Name = Manufacturer Data = “Name you want to display”
- Name = Model Data = “Model you want to display”
- Name = SupportURL. Data = “website you want it to navigate to”
See example below:
Once you choose what sort of data you need to record in your Control Panel, just click on the data and modify.
Step 5. To add custom OEM logo which can also be your cropped picture, reduce the span of your picture to close to 150 pixels wide or tall and make it as a 24-bit bitmap (BMP) picture record for best appearance. If you already have a logo or picture to use, simply convert it to a 24-bit bitmap. Now save the image somewhere, I recommend saving it in the system32 folder on your C: drive “C:WindowsSystem32”.
Now add a record like this for the image
Name >> Data
Logo >> “Path of the image to display”
If all the properties are properly added, then you’ll see all the details of the record displayed on the systems properties segment on the control panel.
That’s it, now you’ve learnt how to add custom OEM logo in your Windows PC and other manufacturer information. Don’t forget to share if this post was helpful.
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