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Windows 7: Can I change displayed Mfr and Model in the msinfo32 screen?

25 Nov 2015   #1
gilgameshau

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can I change displayed Mfr and Model in the msinfo32 screen?

Attached is a screenshot of what I currently see.
As you can see it is in a VMWare image but I would like to change the manufacturer and model to something like my host system. The reason for this is that I have set up a VMWare machine to play with the "Microsoft support" scammers should I ever receive a call, and I want to hide the fact that is in VMWare.
Thanks




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25 Nov 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Open regedit and look for VMWARE, change what you find to something else.

Be sure to backup the registry first.

Edit; Look here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System
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25 Nov 2015   #3
gilgameshau

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply
I found a few instances in the registry where a manufacturer and model were specified.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\BIOS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Control\SystemInformation
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SystemInformation
When I reboot all the values revert back to their VMWare settings so it seems that at boot windows refreshes these values from the systems BIOS.
Thanks anyway.
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26 Nov 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Trying it and doing it are 2 different things, as you`ve found out, it doesn`t work.

This is what mine shows, and you know what ? I don`t even care I built it, I know what I`ve got


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26 Nov 2015   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Have a look at this. This is a reg file I use to set the info for the system page on my PC.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation]
"Model"="M4N68T-M V2"
"Logo"="C:\\windows\\ASUS\\ASUSLOGO.bmp"
"Manufacturer"="ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
"SupportURL"="ASUS USA"
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26 Nov 2015   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

This from my desktop PC.

Can I change displayed Mfr and Model in the msinfo32 screen?-oem-info-capture.png


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26 Nov 2015   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The idea behind System Information was to provide accurate information that could not be changed by some registry entry. Most likely the information is obtained with WMI and where it gets the information from is undocumented. Most likely it ultimately comes from the BIOS.
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