To change the OEM logo and OEM name added by PC/laptop manufacturers like Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc., follow these simple steps.
If you bought a computer or laptop from PC manufacturers like Dell, Sony, HP, etc., you will see their logo, contact information, model number, URL, etc., in the system information window.
PC manufacturers are called as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer). They add the OEM information either automatically or manually to each and every PC/laptop they assemble. To see the default OEM information press Win + Pause keyboard shortcut.
If you don’t like the default OEM image or OEM name, you can change them to customize the PC however you want. For instance, you can replace the default OEM name with your own name, change the support information, etc.
Note: The same methods work in Windows 7 and 8.1.
How do I Change OEM Logo and OEM Name
There are two ways to change OEM information in Windows 10. The first method uses a free third-party application. The second method needs you to modify the registry. I will show both methods. Follow the one you like.
Note: If you want to change the OEM logo, make sure you have your own logo that is at least 120 x 120px and in BMP format. You can only change the OEM logo in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
1. Use OEM Info Editor
To change the OEM logo and other OEM information, below are the steps you should follow.
- Download OEM Info Editor.
- Install the downloaded application.
- After installing, open it from the Start menu.
- Now, fill in the relevant fields.
- To change the logo, click on the “Browse” button next to the “Logo path” field.
- Select the .bmp image and click “Open“.
- Click the “Save” button in the main window.
- Close the application.
- Reboot Windows.
After rebooting the system, press Windows Key + Pause keyboard shortcut to open the “System Information” window. Here, you will see the modified OEM logo, OEM name, and other information.
2. Using the Registry Editor
To change OEM information using the Registry Editor, follow the steps listed below. Before making any changes, please backup the registry to be on the safe side.
- Press Windows Key to open the start menu.
- Search for “Registry Editor” and click on the result to open it.
- In the Registry Editor, go to the following location.
- Right-click on the “OEMInformation” folder and select “New → String Value“.
- Name the value as “Logo“.
- Do that same thing five more times. i.e, create five more String Values and name them as follows.
- Double-click on each value and fill in the Value Data with the corresponding information and click “Ok” to save changes.
- As for the Logo, type in the actual file path of the logo in the Value Data field. For example, if the logo is stored in the E drive, the file path will be “E:\logo.bmp”.
- Close the Registry Editor.
- Reboot Windows.
- If there is no OEMInformation folder in the registry then create one. To do that, right-click on the “CurrentVersion” folder, select “New → Key” and name the folder as “OEMInformation“.
- You cannot add an OEM logo in Windows 10. That feature has been removed.
That is it. After rebooting the system, you should see the new and modified OEM information in the System window. You can open the System Information window by pressing the Win + Pause keyboard shortcut.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, do check out how to enable ultimate performance mode in Windows 10. It will improve gaming and general performance a tiny bit.