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Windows 7: Editing OEM Information

05 Oct 2010   #1
Jorge Martins

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Editing OEM Information

Hi all,
I have used OEM Info Tool (OEM Info Tool 1.2) on severall machines to edit OEM Information.
The last time I have used it, on Windows 7 Professional, 64 bits, I had no sucess!
And I had to back up the information. Every time I launch it, it knows I have already used it, so it must me stored in a file.
Can anyone help me find what file is this?

Thanks,
Jorge Martins


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05 Oct 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

are you running the program as administrator?

right-click on the program (or shortcut) >> properties >> compatibility tab, and click run as admin box.

then try again.

please let us know if it worked or not.
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05 Oct 2010   #3
Jorge Martins

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yes,
I am running the program as administrator.
But can you please tell me where does it records tha backup file?
Thanks
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05 Oct 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've just tried the program, and it didn't seem to work for me.

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.
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05 Oct 2010   #5
Jorge Martins

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

When I start the program it knows that it is been already used, so, to use it again I must backup up.
It must store this backup somewhere!
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05 Oct 2010   #6
Jorge Martins

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sorry Mickey,
You've said that it modified the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation
What key is that?
After using the software I have checked the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation" and it wasn't changed!!
I already used it before with Windows 7, 32 bit and it worked!
Thanks,
Jorge
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05 Oct 2010   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm not sure, but i think the program only works on 32bit systems. it doesn't seem to modify the right keys in x64.

what do you mean 'What key is that?' i've already told you...

have a look at this thread for alternative means of editing the info.
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05 Oct 2010   #8
Jorge Martins

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Mickey,
Yes, I've seen what you've said about that registry key, but I have checked 3 machines with 7 Ultimate 32 bits, and only in one of them there is this "WOW3263Node", but no OEM Information there!
So, is this key needed? Should I delete it?
Thanks
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05 Oct 2010   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i would delete it. it's not doing anything.

it seems that the software is badly written, and edits the wrong key in x64.
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05 Oct 2010   #10
Jorge Martins

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks
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