BMP and info in system properties

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Jun 14, 2002
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Wanna have your own logo and a Support Information button?

Right click the My Computer icon on your desktop.. then click Properties. Shown here is the section on the bottom of the General tab. Yours may be blank or show the logo of your computer manufacturer. This is done with two files located in your Windows/system folder. Oeminfo.ini, is a simple text file that can be either created or edited with notepad. Oemlogo.bmp, is the Logo (picture) under Manufactured and Supported by:

Tell me more... you say?

Well... Let's start with the text file (Oeminfo.ini). The format of this file is as follows:

Manufacturer=TenTil :)

[Support Information]
Line2="If you are looking for support..."
Line3="Look to a friend..."
Line5=" TenTil :)"

Copy the above text and paste into Notepad. Save the file as Oeminfo.ini in your Windows\system folder (usually C:\Windows\system). You now have a Support Information button. You can edit it to your liking. The first section is what is displayed to the right of the logo. You may enter whatever text you wish after Manufacture and Model. You'll notice I've chosen to leave Model blank.

The second section is what appears in the dialog box when the user clicks the Support Information button. The sequential line numbers must be used here. You seem to be able to add as many lines as you wish. The double quotes are also required. Have fun!!

Wait Ten.. what about the logo??

Oh yeah.. the logo.. Use any graphics program (Paint Shop Pro is one of my favorites) Windows95 Paint will work fine. Either edit the bitmap file Oemlogo.bmp you already have, or create a new one. It must be called Oemlogo.bmp and saved to the Windows\system folder (usually C:\Windows\system) The bitmap needs to be no larger than 180 by 114 pixels, and 256 colors seem to work best. Now for the tip nobody else will tell you. *smile* Windows is going to read all pixels matching the bottom left pixel as transparent!! cool huh?

Wanna remove Network Neighborhood from your desktop?

I know you do .. we all do. We don't use it so we don't wanna look at it. Well, here is a fairly "safe" way of doing it.

Start Poledit. (You can find Poledit on the Windows95 CD in \Admin\Apptools\Poledit )
click File .. Open Registry
select Local User
select Shell
select Restrictions
check Hide Network Neighhborhood
click OK
close Poledit
When asked to save changes to Registry choose yes.

Wanna use Windows Explorer rather than My Computer for viewing Folders?

Change the default for My Computer from Open to Explore.
(saving the need for a separate shortcut).

Double click My Computer
Select View / Options, Folder tab,
make sure that browsing in a single window is selected.
Select the File Types tab, scroll down and click on Folder, then the Edit button. Click on Explore and then Set Default. Click Close and Close again. Now when you double click My Computer on your desktop you will get Windows Explorer.
(You can still right click and use Open if needed.)

Wanna change your computer's name?
(Registered Owner)

Start Registery Editor
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CuttentVersion /
In the right plane, double click RegisteredOwner
Under value data: type in your name (or any name you wish) and click OK.
Close Registery Editor

Wanna add a program to the right click on your Start button?

Open Control Panel
Click view / Options / File Types tab
Scroll down until you see File Folder .. Click File Folder
Click the Edit button.. Click New button
Type the name you want in the Action box.. Radio for example (I gotta keep the tunes handy) Next type the path to the application you want to use .. in our example it would be C:\FMRadio\FMradio.exe .. or click the Browse button and select the application file you want.
Next click Close.. then Close again.

Wanna change your Start button?

Look at mine. Cute huh?

I'll tell you all about how I did it.. just not now .. cause now I..

Gotta go.. TenTil :)

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