Customize the Manufacturer Support Info in Windows 7 or Vista


If you have a
computer with pre-installed Windows 7 or Vista, most likely you’ll notice the
manufacturer’s support information when you look in the system properties
window. If you’d like to customize this information or use a picture of your
own in this space, you can do so easily.

Right-click on
Computer and choose Properties or use the Win+Break key combination to bring up
the System properties screen:

Close-up view:

To edit the
information in this screen, you’ll need to open up your registry editor and
navigate down to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

Note: If this key does not exist, you can create them.

You can modify the
following fields and put any values you’d like into them, with the exception of
the Logo key, which you probably shouldn’t change.

  • Manufacturer
  • SupportHours
  • SupportPhone
  • SupportURL
  • Logo

The last important
step is to either create or modify a bitmap file stored at the location
specified in the Logo key, usually set to:

C:\Windows\System32\oemlogo.bmp

For best results,
you’ll want to use a small logo file, preferably somewhere around 100×100
height/width. Also note that copying the file to that folder will require
administrative permissions.

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One thought on “Customize the Manufacturer Support Info in Windows 7 or Vista

  1. Customize Windows XP’s General tab

    It’s easy to customize Windows XP’s General tab in the System Properties dialog box with your support contact information and your company’s logo just by using Notepad. Here’s how:

    Launch Notepad and type the following text, replacing the dummy information shown here with your own:
    [General]
    Manufacturer=Matreco
    Model=On in buésss
    [Support Information]

    Line1=Call 99999999 for technical support
    Line2=Call 99999999 for technical support
    Line3=Call 99999999 for technical support
    Line4=Call 99999999 for technical support

    Save the file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder as Oeminfo.ini.
    To add your logo to the General tab, create a 256-color BMP file that is 96 by 96 pixels in size.
    SSave the file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder as Oemlogo.bmp.
    After you create the files, you can check the results immediately by pressing [Windows][Break]. This will quickly bring up the System Properties dialog box.

    Note: This tip applies to Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.

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