Add or Change OEM Information in Windows 10/8/7

If you ever purchased a Windows 10/8.1/7 PC from most popular brands like Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, etc, chances are you might have noticed the manufacturer’s name and logo in the system section. This OEM information includes information about a computer’s make and model, a custom logo and support information that hides under the ‘System’ section of the Windows Control panel. The information is provided with the sole purpose of assisting users. You will not find it if you have a custom-built computer or have installed a clean copy of Windows.

If you wish you can easily edit, add or change the OEM information, by modifying the registry.

Add or Change OEM Information in Windows

Open ‘Registry Editor’ and navigate to the following key –

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

Change OEM Information in Windows

If your PC is an OEM product it will bear manufacturer name and support information. A number of strings will be seen listed with the following Value Names:

  1. Logo
  2. Manufacturer
  3. Model
  4. SupportHours
  5. SupportPhone
  6. SupportURL

Users having a clean install of Windows, will see no values corresponding to these strings.

To add OEM information, select the kind of information you want to be listed in your Control Panel and begin creating values for each desired field, giving the value names mentioned above in the list.

Select the OEM key (left), right-click in the right section of the window and select New > String Value. with value type REG_SZ and give it a name “Manufacturer”.

New String value

Next, double-click on the value to open the Edit String window and enter your custom information into the Value Data box. Here, I want my PC’s custom manufacturer to be identified as The Windows Club or TWC. Press OK to save the value.

TWC name

Next, open the Control Panel and see the ‘System’ section. You’ll see your new Manufacturer information listed there. If you add other values, such as a support telephone number or website, they’ll appear in a separate “Support” section of the window.

Add or Change OEM Information in Windows

One can even select a custom logo image. Do not keep the size however more than 150 Pixels. Also, save the image in BMP format for best results. Simply provide the “Logo” value to the path on your drive where the image is saved.

If you wish, you can also use a freeware to add, edit or change System Information. Our Ultimate Windows Tweaker also lets you change all this in a click.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

19 Comments

  1. MrFlexible

    The title line indicates this applies to Windows 8.1. This also works in Windows 7, I just tried it.

  2. Tj

    Is it possible to edit the registry while the OS is still in ISO?
    So that after the installation of OS it is automatically edited
    in the system properties.

  3. Blitzkrieg

    After doing the above mentioned with Windows 7 and Windows 8 laptop , the changes can be seen , but once I restart the laptop it tends to fall back to old values , please help on this , Appreciate your help in advance

  4. Jenny Tooll

    Anyway of changing the windows edition name logo etc for windows 8.1

  5. Tomas Palacios

    Thank you so much. I was trying to add the info to an original and licenced (but clean installed) PC, and wanted to avoid 3rd party softwares fedling with my licence. Very Helpful, Thanks Again.

  6. Kyle Andrew James Bacon

    Sorry I am 3 years behind but what I do is follow the steps here, and export it. So then when I go to a new PC, I simply copy the bmp into the correct location and then open the the file so then it adds the values to your registry.

  7. Muneesh Kumar

    How can we make this as a single registry entry? We make single registry file and add all the information automatically. Is it possible?

  8. Shrinivasan

    I use their Ultimate Windows Tweaker to edit this in a click! Its there under the Additional tab. https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-4-windows-10

  9. Q13E5

    i made my own windows 10 PC. i made myself an OEM profile of me for fun with a third party program, now i realize i can’t get my serial number and some programs are saying “to be fulfilled by OEM”. i removed it here, but i’m still under OEM until i reinstall my windows. great.

  10. Dan

    You will have to do it to one system and then sysprep it into an OOBE

  11. Zi Han Xu

    it’s working on any device above win7

  12. Owen Davies

    Don’t forget about the info here, which is to do with the OEM info on the windows experience index page

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinsatWindowsExperienceIndexOemInfo

  13. jesse

    Thanks works perfectly on Windows 10 Pro.

  14. linuxuser0912

    use linux… that is the solution

  15. Cyliss Harrington

    I found some stuff to change under

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMHardwareConfigCurrent

    …the same info is under a hexidecimal … (whatever that bullshit numbers crap is) right above the Current key ….. I changed it …then reset ..and the info skee-daddled …. er, reset rather to the info that was previously there … I dunno

    ….also I cant get my logo to appear in the properties screen ….win 10 home …..WTF/// someone some advice here ….thanks

  16. Cyliss Harrington

    not for me on 10 home ….wtf???

  17. jesse

    I only tried it on Pro.

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