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Windows 7: Editing OEM Information

05 Oct 2010   #11
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

wait... isn't it supposed to be ... bad... to edit the OEM info? oO


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05 Oct 2010   #12
Jorge Martins

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

You're absolutely right about this,
Anytime I used the software backup it introduced a new line (backup line) on OEM Information of Wow3264Node part of the registry.
Thanks
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05 Oct 2010   #13
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That's what I thought... my friend warned me against it once when I was going to do it... he said, and I quote, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR COMPUTER TO STOP OPERATING!!!!!!"
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05 Oct 2010   #14
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benjamin Hall View Post
That's what I thought... my friend warned me against it once when I was going to do it... he said, and I quote, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR COMPUTER TO STOP OPERATING!!!!!!"
??

all it does is add a little picture and some extra info to your system control panel applet.

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05 Oct 2010   #15
Jorge Martins

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yes,
I think it is a simple an good app to edit OEM information, but only to 32 bits vista and 7 versions.
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05 Oct 2010   #16
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ohh, it edits THAT OEM information... Lol, I thought you were talking about the System image and Windows Version on the top portion. Yeah, the rest of it is fine to play with, but don't mess with that top portion. That will not only stop most of your computer from working, but it can land you a decent fine for copyright infringement.
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10 Jun 2012   #17
B0ris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
make OEM Information Tool changes visible

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i've just tried the program, and it didn't seem to work for me.
Same for me with 64bit Windows 7.

But your posting sent me on the right track:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
it modified the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

but i believe it should have modified
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation instead.

i can't seem to find a file on the hard-drive that it uses.
Just use registry editor regedit.exe to export the first key, edit the exported .reg file and delete "\Wow6432Node" from the path, and reimport the file--effectively moving the keys to the right place.
BTW, all keys in ...\OEMInformation with a "...-back" name are the backup this OEM Info Tools makes. That's why you didn't find any file.

There might be other OEMInformation editors, but I've got the work done anyway
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30 Jan 2014   #18
tmontney

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Although this post is extremely old, I found it via a Google search for a related problem. Let me clear up some of your misconceptions...

No, the program is not poorly designed. It is an x86 application, not x64. Perhaps the developer made one, but you're clearly using an x86 application. The reason it works on x86 machines, but not x64 is due to Registry Redirection as explained here: Registry Redirection When you edit the registry using an x86 application on an x64 machine, it will edit Wow6432Node. This is normal. You must set your application to be x64 during development in order to edit the correct part of the hive.

Also, it is not unsafe to edit the OEM information. By OEM information, we're talking about what's in the System Properties. How else do you think OEM's like Dell or HP edit these areas? Same way you're trying to do now. There's nothing illegal about it. and nothing that could possibly damage or render your system unusable.
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