Welcome Center - Customize Manufacturer Information

John_Lawrence

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How to Customize the Welcome Center Manufacturer Information
Synopsis
If you're running Vista and do not disable Welcome Center at start-up, then this will show you how to customize it.
How to Customize the Welcome Center Manufacturer Information

information   Information
If you're running Vista and do not disable Welcome Center at start-up, then this will show you how to customize it.

If you have purchased your computer and your operating system is integrated with it, your manufacturer's information might already be modified or created by your manufacturer.

For example, I have here a DELL logo:
welcome.PNG
And I change it to something like this:
custom.PNG
LOL...:p

To do that, simply:
1. Click on Start-->Computer-->Local Disk (C: -->Windows-->System32-->oobe-->info
2. In the Info folder, right click the file OOBE.xml and choose open with WordPad.
Then you'll see this:
jhj.PNG

3. Find :
Code:
<oemLogo xmlns='http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/oobetasks/v1'>C:\YOUR_IMAGE_LOCATION_HERE!</oemLogo>

4. Change the C:\YOUR_IMAGE_LOCATION_HERE! with your image location.
e.g if the image is located in your Pictures folder.
that should be: C:\Users\USER_NAME\Pictures\PICTURE_NAME.png
5. Then save it.

Note   Note
Your image must be .PNG format.

Backup OOBE.xml first, so if you messed up, you can revert.

If you don't want a custom logo, but you want a manufacturer logo of others, then you can download some images by some manufacturers:

Click HERE! to download
 

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Biostar
    CPU
    2.0GHz AMD Sempron
    Motherboard
    K8M800
    Memory
    2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA
    Sound Card
    RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Red Fox
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Gstore ExelStore
    PSU
    Red Fox
    Case
    Red Fox
    Cooling
    AMD
    Mouse
    A4Tech
    Keyboard
    i-NiX
    Other Info
    http://wintweak.co.nr/

dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
nice trick
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq
    CPU
    intel core 2 duo T 5550 @ 1.83 MHz
    Motherboard
    intel 965 chipset family
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 2 SD RAM @ 667 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board upto 358 MB RAM
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Hard Drives
    160 GB WDC
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