Monday, November 22, 2010

Customize Windows XP's General tab

It’s easy to customize Windows XP’s General tab in the System Properties dialog box with your support contact information and your company’s logo just by using Notepad. Here’s how:

1.Launch Notepad and type the following text, replacing the dummy information shown here with your own:
Manufacturer=Vikram's Computers
[Support Information]
Line1=Call 555-1212 for technical support
Line2=Call 555-1212 for technical support
Line3=Call 555-1212 for technical support
Line4=Call 555-1212 for technical support

2.Save the file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder as Oeminfo.ini.
3.To add your logo to the General tab, create a 256-color BMP file that is 96 by 96 pixels in size.
4.SSave the file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder as Oemlogo.bmp.
After you create the files, you can check the results immediately by pressing [Windows][Break]. This will quickly bring up the System Properties dialog box.

This tip applies to Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.