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Windows 7: msinfo32.exe system information incorrect info, how to edit it?

11 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
msinfo32.exe system information incorrect info, how to edit it?

Hi,

I am fairly new and in search of some help here on the forums. I have recently bought a computer from a friend (2nd hand). I ran msinfo32.exe in the run box and it shoot out the system information. On there I notice that the manufacture was incorrect and so it the model number. The desktop is a dell and the model is Inspiron 570 MT. I wanted to change it back to these vales but was unable to.

I tried using regedit searching under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\system\BIO S to change data under the name Base Board Manufacturer, system family, system Manufacture and system product name. I've successfully replaced it with the correct manufacture and product name but as I recheck msinfo32.exe it was still unchanged. I tried restarting it hoping that it would refresh the msinfo32.exe but all it did was restoring all the data that I edited.

Is there a way where I can change it back to the correct information?

Thanks,

msinfo30


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11 Sep 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msinfo32 View Post
Hi,

I am fairly new and in search of some help here on the forums. I have recently bought a computer from a friend (2nd hand). I ran msinfo32.exe in the run box and it shoot out the system information. On there I notice that the manufacture was incorrect and so it the model number. The desktop is a dell and the model is Inspiron 570 MT. I wanted to change it back to these vales but was unable to.

I tried using regedit searching under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\system\BIO S to change data under the name Base Board Manufacturer, system family, system Manufacture and system product name. I've successfully replaced it with the correct manufacture and product name but as I recheck msinfo32.exe it was still unchanged. I tried restarting it hoping that it would refresh the msinfo32.exe but all it did was restoring all the data that I edited.

Is there a way where I can change it back to the correct information?

Thanks,

msinfo30

Msinfo32 is queried by the OS from the hardware you cant change it from regedit. You might want to run an additional app (like everest) to see if you get consistent results.

If you do and they both are wrong maybe the guts of the computer have been changed and are different


ken
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11 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I did some research on the internet and read some where that if CMOS and /or BIOS is reset everything is cleared out. I'm fairly new to all this and is want to know what would happen to my computer if I did reset both CMOS and BIOS.

I personally opened the case of the computer and checked each component verifying that everything is correct. I've installed everest but i was unable to locate the manufacture or model number on there.

Is there anyway for me to just change the Manufacturer and Model so that msinfo32.exe would read otherwise?

Thanks zigzag3143
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11 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
System Manufacturer and Model in dxdiag

I recently built a new computer... When I type, "dxdiag" into Run, the System Manufacturer and System Model say "To be Filled by O.E.M.". Does anyone know how I can fill in these sections?

Please remove thread if this is a re-post. sorry
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11 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have a look on your motherboard. You should find the actual board manufacturer/model number silk-screened on there somewhere. The lettering is usually white, and more often than not it is found near the memory slots, although its location can vary.
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11 Sep 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

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11 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanksderekimo for the quick reply. I downloaded the program and change the info but when I ran dxdiag and msinfo it still says "To be Filled by O.E.M." Winbubble was only able to change the info on the system page under control panel. I want the change to be visible by msinfo and dxdiag, any idea?


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11 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Dwarf but im trying to edit the manufacture and model or the whole computer unit like manufacture dell and model Inspiron 570 M. Correct me if im wrong but by locating the manufacture of the motherboard can i edit this?
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11 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I don't think so. But it might (or should) confirm what system information and dxdiag report.
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11 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have edit it using may programs but it only change the screen where you see your computer rating and cd-key. For msinfo and dxdiag, I have yet to find out a way to change info on that. This is driving me nuts HELP!!!
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