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how to change system manufacturer


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sokka

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Hi,
I have built my own computer. So when I goto Computer>System Properties>Windows Experience Index>View and Print Details, under 'System Manufacturer' it says system manufacturer and under 'System Model' it says the name of my motherboard. Is it possible to change these values to my own info or is the information stored in the BIOS? I have tried changing the registry to change 'OEM information' but that only changed the information in Computer>System Properties.
Any answers would be appreciated.
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The registry key that holds the changes that needs to be made can be found here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

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.

full guide available here:http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/customize-the-manufacturer-support-info-in-windows-vista/

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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.

* Manufacturer
* SupportHours
* SupportPhone
* SupportURL
* Logo

he last important step is to either create or modify a bitmap file stored at the location specified in the Logo key, usually set to:

C:\Windows\System32\oemlogo.bmp

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.
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I had already tried changing the registry to change 'OEM information' but that only changed the information in Computer>System Properties not Computer>System Properties>Windows Experience Index>View and Print Details. Is it possible to change these values to my own info or is the information stored in the BIOS?
Thanks,
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not possible to change the other info. The other info is pulled from the hw level.
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OK Thankyou anyway
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