Published on February 14th, 2014 | by caper4g0
To remove OEM branding do the following..
1/ Click Start.
2/ On the Start menu click Run.
3/ If the Run dialogue box is not available you will need to click on all programs>accessories and then click the Run option.
4/ In the Run dialogue box type: Rundll32 IedkCS32.dll, BrandCleanInstallStubs and press OK.
5/ User Account Control (UAC) will pop up a permissions dialogue box. If you are the administrator then simply press the Continue button. If you are not the administrator then you will need the administrator password before you can continue.
6/ Once you have given User Account Control the relevant permissions the the command in step 5 above will be executed and all OEM branding should now disappear.
IF you want to add your own logo do the following..
- Click Start and from the search box, type regedit
- Navigate to the following path from within the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ OEMInformation
OEM Note: If the OEMInformation folder is missing, Download this oem.reg file, double click it to add it to the registry and then proceed with Step 2.
- Now simply adjust the Logo and Manufacturer key values to suite your custom needs.
Logo Note: The logo needs to be in .bmp format and should be 120×120. Larger images will be automatically resized.
Once finished, you can check your system properties and you should see a custom Logo and manufacturer description based on Step 3.
If you have a computer with pre-installed Windows 7 or Vista, most likely you’ll notice the manufacturer’s support information when you look in the system properties window. If you’d like to customize this information or use a picture of your own in this space, you can do so easily.
Right-click on Computer and choose Properties or use the Win+Break key combination to bring up the System properties screen:
To edit the information in this screen, you’ll need to open up your registry editor and navigate down to the following key:
Note: If this key does not exist, you can download the following registry file, which you will want to edit before double-clicking to add into the registry.
You can modify the following fields and put any values you’d like into them, with the exception of the Logo key, which you probably shouldn’t change.
The last important step is to either create or modify a bitmap file stored at the location specified in the Logo key, usually set to:
For best results, you’ll want to use a small logo file, preferably somewhere around 100×100 height/width. Also note that copying the file to that folder will require administrative permissions.