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NickTheGreek
post 11 Nov 2005, 02:49 PM
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Those of you that have bought a branded PC or Laptop ( IBM, Dell, HP, Compaq etc ) may have noticed something like that in the System Properties :

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Well, the point is in making your own image in the bottom left of the System Properties panel, thus customizing the computer to its owner, and not some manufacturer.

The easy way to do it :

Download OEM Logo Master 2.0 by Mindbeat ( www.mindbeat.com ), a freeware utility designed for this purpose

or

follow this tutorial

For the www.yourforum.gr we have attached a set of 2 files ( OEMINFO.INI & OEMLOGO.BMP ) here that if you put in the

CODE
\Windows\System32\


folder ( avoid to overwrite existing files by moving your own to another place first, this applies ONLY if your PC has already those files showing the manufacturer )

then your PC will look like this :

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A more detailed tutorial :

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Frequently,
computers built by PC vendors (also called OEMs = Original Equipment Manufacturers)
come with custom (OEM) Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP or 2003 releases preinstalled.
You
can tell by opening Control
Panel -> System -> General tab -> look at the picture in the
lower left corner, usually displaying the vendor's logo and
their company name, internet address, support e-mail and/or phone
number in the lower right corner. You'll also notice a
"Support Information..." button below the text area, which shows company or system details when left-clicked.
This
looks cool, but it would look even better if my own logo, name and computer specs would show up instead. smile.gif
Easy, just
create/edit OEMINFO.INI (a plain text file located in %windir%\System on Win95/98/ME or in %windir%\System32 on
WinNT4/2000/XP/2003) with Notepad, and add/modify your own lines under these sections:

    [General]
    Manufacturer=Type manufacturer name here
    Model=Type computer model name
    here
    SupportURL=Type URL here [may NOT display!]
    LocalFile=Type file name here [may NOT
    display!]

    [OEMSpecific]
    SubModel=Type submodel name here [may NOT display!]
    SerialNo=Type serial number
    here [may NOT display!]
    OEM1=Type OEM1 name here [may NOT display!]
    OEM2=Type OEM2 name here [may NOT
    display!]

    [Support Information]
    Line1=Type something here
    Line2=Type something
    here
    Line3=Type something here
    .
    .
    .
    LineX=Type something here

Make sure you type
some text on the "Manufacturer=" and "Model=" lines after the equal sign (no quotes), even if you decide to
leave the others empty, otherwise the logo (see further below) will NOT be displayed.
OEMINFO.INI supports more
than 200 lines [I have no idea of the maximum limit allowed smile.gif] under the [Support Information] section, each numbered
correspondingly in ascending sequence, up to a maximum of 254 characters per line after the equal sign. You can even have
blank lines, or the lines can be empty themselves (after the equal sign), and all (even special ASCII) characters typed after
the first equal sign are displayed (even multiple equal signs).
Optionally you can enclose typed text with quotation
marks, they won't be displayed.
Exception: the first tab (which normally adds 8 spaces) is displayed as a single
space, but anything following the second tab is not displayed.
To disable/comment/remark a line (make it invisible) type a
semicolon (wink.gif in front of it (just like in any other Windows INI file), and it won't be displayed anymore.
The "Support
Information" button acts like a "mini" text viewer (no editing allowed within the box though). smile.gif Click it, and you can use
the left mouse button drag to highlight all lines, and then right-click to Copy the entire text (including the empty lines,
if any) to the Clipboard, which you can Paste into any text editor.
Then create/edit a custom OEMLOGO.BMP (a bitmap
logo, residing in the same folder as OEMINFO.INI = see above), which must be maximum 180x114 pixels in size [larger
pictures are automatically cropped (downsized) to "fit" the "window", and smaller ones are displayed with a background
surrounding them (mine is 154x114)], and must have 256 colors [RGB encoded, 24-bit color depth (16 million colors)
also allowed], in BMP format (uncompressed Windows BitMaP), you can use MS Paint (found as C:\Program
Files\Accessories\MsPaint.exe by default), the primitive but free painting program bundled with Windows or a better 3rd party utility (most are freeware).
Note that you need to fill at least 2 or 3 of
the corners (1 pixel size) of your OEMLOGO.BMP file with a "blank" color (white), to have it display properly.
The white color is shown as transparent (useful as background if the bitmap logo is smaller than 180x114).
Alternatively
you can use OEM Logo Stamper (freeware) to customize both
OEMINFO.INI + OEMLOGO.BMP.
When you're done, just left-click your mouse once on an empty spot on your Desktop background,
and then hit F5 to refresh. Now you can open the System Properties General tab to admire your "handy" work. smile.gif

FYI: See OEM Logo + Info in "action".

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post 11 Nov 2005, 04:20 PM
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More Images ( Transparent ) to use for the same purpose :

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i'm gonna follow ur guide and give it a shot, thanks nick very interesting stuff.
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