If you bought a computer or laptop from PC manufacturer like Dell, Sony, HP, etc., you will see their own logo, contact information, model number, URL, etc., in the system information window.
Typically, these PC manufacturers are called OEMs. PC manufacturers add OEM information either automatically or manually to each and every PC they assemble. Sometimes, even some professional PC builders also do this to provide crucial information to their customers. To see the OEM information, search for "System" in the start menu and open it. Alternatively, right-click on "This PC" or "My Computer" and select "Properties." You can also use the keyboard shortcut Win + Pause.
Now, if you built your own PC, you obviously don't see all this OEM information. That said, you can add your own OME name and logo with just a few clicks. Even when using an OEM PC, you can change OEM information to meet your needs. For instance, you can replace the default OEM logo with your own photo or company logo, replace OEM name with your own name, etc. Without further ado, here's how to change OEM information in Windows 10.
Note: The same methods work in Windows 7 and 8.1.
Change OEM Name and OEM Logo
There are two ways to change OEM information in Windows 10. The first method is to use a free application. The second method is to change or create a few registry keys. I will show both methods. Follow the one you are comfortable with.
1. Use a Free Application to Change OEM Information
You can easily add or change OEM name and logo using a free and portable application called OEM Info Editor.
1. Download the application and run it.
2. Now, fill all the fields. To add the logo, click on the browse button (three horizontal dots) next to the "Logo Path" field and select the logo. The logo should be in BMP format with 120 X 120 dimensions. You can convert your photo or logo to BMP format using this web tool.
3. Once done, click on the "Save" button.
From now on, you will see your own custom information and logo in the System Information window.
2. Change OEM Name and OEM Logo from Windows Registry
If, for some reason you don't like to use a third-party application, you can do the same thing by editing Registry. All you have to is create a few new values or edit the existing ones. Before making any changes, back up the registry to be safe.
1. Press Win + R, type "regedit" and press Enter to open Windows Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to below location to see the OEM information. Windows 10 users can simply copy and paste below path in the address bar and press Enter.
3. If you can't see the OEM information, you need to create a bunch of values. Right-click on the empty space in the right panel and select "New -> String Value" to create a string value. You need to need to do it five more times for all the required values.
Name the new values as below.
4. Now, double-click on each value and enter the appropriate information in the Value Data field. For instance, enter your name in the Manufacturer value, logo file path in the Logo value, your website or social media URL in the Support URL value, etc.
Note: Logo should be in BMP format with 120 X 120 dimensions. You can convert your photo or logo to BMP format using this web tool.
Once you are done, close Windows Registry and restart your system. From now on, you will see the custom OEM information in the System window.
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