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How to Add a Logo and Support Information to Vista
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This will show you how to customize your System properties window by adding a logo and any support information of your choice.
How to Add a Logo and Support Information to Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to customize your System properties window by adding a logo and any support information of your choice.
Note   Note
To see this, right click on Computer (Start menu) and click Properties, or open the Control Panel (Classic View) and click on System.

EXAMPLE: Before
NOTE:
See After example at the bottom of the tutorial also.

Before.jpg

Here's How:
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below step 5A)​
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

5. To Add a Logo Image
NOTE: The logo must be a BMP image file and should not be bigger than 120x120 pixels in size. The logo must stay in the location specified in step 5D to be used, so store it somewhere it will not get deleted.​
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot below)​
OEMInformation.jpg

B) Type Logo and press Enter. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: To undo this, right click on Logo and click on Delete. Click on OK to confirm.​
C) Right click on Logo and click on Modify.​
Logo_Reg.jpg

D) Type in the full path of the logo (BMP file) location and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
EXAMPLE: C:\Windows\System32\VistaX64_logo.bmp
Modify_Logo.jpg

6. To Add a Manufacturer Name
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot below)​
B) Type Manufacturer and press Enter.​
NOTE: To undo this, right click on Manufacturer and click on Delete. Click on OK to confirm.​
C) Right click on Manufacturer and click on Modify.​
Manufacturer_Reg.jpg

D) Type in a name and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
EXAMPLE: Shawn Brink
Modify_Manufacturer.jpg

7. To Add Support Hours
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot below)​
B) Type in SupportHours and press Enter.​
NOTE: To undo this, right click on SupportHours and click on Delete. Click on OK to confirm.​
C) Right click on SupportHours and click on Modify.​
SupportHours_Reg.jpg

D) Type in your support hours and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
EXAMPLE: 24 Hours - 7 Days a Week
Modify_SupportHours.jpg

8. To Add a Support Phone Number
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot below)​
B) Type SupportPhone and press Enter.​
NOTE: To undo this, right click on SupportPhone and click on Delete. Click on OK to confirm.​
C) Right click on SupportPhone and click on Modify.​
SupportPhone_Reg.jpg

D) Type in a phone number and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
EXAMPLE: None
Modify_SupportPhone.jpg

9. To Add a Support Website Address
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot below)​
B) Type SupportURL and press Enter.​
NOTE: To undo this, right click on SupportURL and click on Delete. Click on OK to confirm.​
C) Right click on SupportURL and click on Modify.​
SupportURL_Reg.jpg

D) Type in the URL web address and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: In System, it will be a URL link that says Online Support, but will go to the address you typed in.​
EXAMPLE: Vista Forums
Modify_SupportURL.jpg

10. Close Regedit.​
EXAMPLE: After
NOTE:
To see the changes, right click on Computer (Start menu) and click Properties, or open the Control Panel (Classic View) and click on System. If this was open, close it and reopen it to see the changes.

After.jpg
That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

Comments

Thanks for the tutorials!!! I just spent a good portion of my day going through all of the tutorials that you have posted so far and they has improved my computer tremendously!

Keep up the great work,

Tim
 
Your welcome Tim, and welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

I'm happy to hear that they have helped you.

Shawn
 
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