I believe that some of you’ve came across an OEM hardware logo displayed on Windows System Properties window, particularly on those branded workstations / laptops.
Of course, being able to display an OEM logo in Windows System Properties has little or zero benefits to most general users (except for advertisement by hardware manufacturers)
However, you might just want to have some fun, to impress your superior, to show off a little Windows skills, etc, then you might wanted to know how to add a picture or logo in Windows Vista SP1 System Properties window.
For demo, this screenshot shows how the OEM logo and related information are shown in Vista SP1 System Properties window (specifically, this window is just known as System window, that you could open up with Windows + Pause hotkey or right-click Computer follow by clicking Properties menu):
How to add an OEM logo or image to Vista SP1 System Properties window?
Prepare your own OEM logo or image, cut / crop it to 120×120 pixel and save it as BMP file format (a.k.a. Bitmap file format).
Next, save this 120×120 BMP file to %windir%\system32 folder as OEMLogo.bmp, i.e.
copy YourLogo.bmp %windir%\system32\OEMLogo.bmp
Now, open up Windows Registry Editor,i.e.
- Click the Vista Orb (Vista Start button)
- Type regedit on the Start Search textbox and press ENTER
- Click the regedit.exe link shown in the Program list
Browse to this Registry path
(If you can’t find the OEMInformation key, right-click the CurrentVersion key, select New followed by Key option and name the new Key as OEMInformation)
While at the OEMInformation key, right-click on the right-pane, select New followed by String Value to create these Registries as “String Value” type:
Logo – the full path of OEMLogo.bmp, i.e. C:\windows\system32\OEMLogo.bmp
Double-click each of those Registries and enter the text descriptions, as show in this screenshot: