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how do i keep my OEM Info Preinstalled on my windows 8 CD?

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    india
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    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

    how do i keep my OEM Info Preinstalled on my windows 8 CD?


    how do i keep my OEM Info in the windows CD( So that OEM Info installs/changes automatically when i install the windows.. Like many software companies like HP,Dell who have their own OEM Info(manufacturer, logo,model etc.) on thier OEM Software CD

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    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Run
    Code:
    reg export HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation %userprofile%\desktop\OEM.reg
    If you want to set it at installation time, you can use Unattend.xml. See OEMInformation
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  3. #3


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    i have no idea on how to use an XML File during installation .could you help me out ?
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    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Modify the code to your needs and save the file as AutoUnattend.xml in the root of your installation disc.
    32-bit
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <OEMInformation>
       <Manufacturer>OEM name</Manufacturer>
       <Model>model name</Model>
       <Logo>C:\Windows\OEM\Logo.bmp</Logo>
       <SupportHours>hours</SupportHours>
       <SupportPhone>123-456-7890</SupportPhone>
       <SupportURL>http://www.fabrikam.com/support</SupportURL>
    </OEMInformation>
            </component>
        </settings>
    </unattend>
    64-bit
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <OEMInformation>
       <Manufacturer>OEM name</Manufacturer>
       <Model>model name</Model>
       <Logo>C:\Windows\OEM\Logo.bmp</Logo>
       <SupportHours>hours</SupportHours>
       <SupportPhone>123-456-7890</SupportPhone>
       <SupportURL>http://www.fabrikam.com/support</SupportURL>
    </OEMInformation>
            </component>
        </settings>
    </unattend>
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    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    oh thanks by the way i have an other doubt .... can i keep the logo with the bitmap format anywhere in the DVD ?? and also i'm not gonna change anything except manufacturer,model,logo,support options
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    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    this is terrible.!! i donno how to create and edit xml files...
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    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by salim96 View Post
    can i keep the logo with the bitmap format anywhere in the DVD ??
    Yes. Open the sources folder and create the folder structure:
    Code:
    sources
      $OEM$
        $$
    That is $OEM$ inside sources, $$ inside $OEM$. The $$ folder content will be copied to Windows folder during installation. You can create any subfolders inside $$, like "OEM" to match the answer file example.

    Quote Originally Posted by salim96 View Post
    this is terrible.!! i donno how to create and edit xml files...
    The truly terrible thing is that you don't Google...
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  8. #8


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    i googled and got xml notepad from microsoft bro... but i didnt how to use it.... then giving a '"let's go an see what happens" chance i modified the 32-bit codes and copy pasted in the XML Editor then saved with autounattend.xml
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