How to customize OEM information, manufacturer information in the “System” window, in Windows 10? Let’s find out!
If you bought your PC from a vendor, you probably saw the manufacturer’s information in the “System” window. But did you know that you can change them or even add them if you build your own PCs?
Windows 10 OEM, in fact, it allows you to add, change or remove supporting information, in fact OEM. This is special information that can be added by the hardware vendor to display its logo and name, PC model, support phone number, support URL, and opening hours. This information is visible on the “System -> Information” page under “Settings” and in “System Properties” in the Classic Control Panel.
Let’s see how to change, add, or remove this OEM support information in Windows 10. All data is stored in the Registry, so you can easily customize it.
Add or change manufacturer information by manually editing the registry
To change the manufacturer information for your PC in any version of Windows, including Windows 10 OEM, you just need to make a few changes in the Windows registry.
Before delving into the world of editing it must be borne in mind that the Registry Editor is a powerful tool as well improper use can make the system unstable or even unusable, therefore, if you are not absolutely sure of your skills, it is better to contact an appropriate IT assistance center.
What we show below is – in fact – a pretty simple trick and as long as you stick to the instructions, no problems should arise. The first tip for newbies, however, is definitely to perform the registry backup (and your computer!) before making any changes.
Add or change OEM information in Windows 10
Here we are, first open “Registry Editor“And go to the following key, each in its own destination folder:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion OEMInformation
If your PC is an OEM product it will contain the manufacturer name and support information. You will see some strings listed with the following value names:
- Producer: the manufacturer name to display for the device;
- Template: the name of the model to be displayed for the device;
- SupportHours– used to view manufacturer support information;
- SupportPhone– used to view manufacturer support information;
- SupportURL– used to view manufacturer support information;
- Logo: path to an image in bitmap format to be used as the manufacturer’s “logo”; you will have to experiment with sizes and formats.
In particular: The logo must be on the PC. It is advisable to have the logo file in the “C: Windows System32” folder; it must be a .bmp file. The logo needs to be 24-bit color, Paint is a great program to use for this. A logo larger than 120 × 120 pixels will automatically be resized to 120 × 120. The logo will only be displayed in the System window in the Control Panel and not in Settings.
Each of these properties is entirely optional: if you are building your own system, you will probably want to omit those related to support.
Users who have a clean installation of Windows will not see values corresponding to these strings.
Select the OEM key (left), right click in the right section of the window and select New> String Value with the value type REG_SZ and give it the name “Manufacturer”.
Then, double click on the value to open the window Edit string and enter your custom information in the box Value data. At this point we make sure that the custom PC manufacturer is identified as that of our trusted system integrator, such as Nexsys IT Solutions. Press OK to save the value.
Now let’s open the Control Panel and check the “System” section. If the procedure is correct, you will see your new manufacturer information listed within it. If you add other values, such as a support phone number or website, they will appear in a separate “Support” section of the window.