Tweaking System Properties Window

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. Bman

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    Changing Monitor Picture In System Properties

    1.Move sysdm.cpl from \Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 to another directory. Or use ResHacker to change this one as well as the one in system32.

    2.Grab a copy of ResHacker and use it to open \Windows\system32\sysdm.cpl

    3.If you dont bother to move sysdm.cpl from ServicePackFiles/i386 or /system32/dllcache folder then just do the same steps for the one in system32.

    4.Replace bitmap 1 with the image you want to use.
    The original is 118x113, but I'm not sure if that's the limit.

    5.Save.

    6.If Windows File Protection complains, click cancel.


    Adding The Second Picture. Also Add 'Support Information

    You just need to create a custom oemlogo.bmp and oeminfo.ini file and put it in C:\WINDOWS\System32 folder


    Contents of oeminfo.ini [Support Information]
    ---start---
    [General]
    Manufacturer=>>Company Name<<
    Model=>>Model Name<<
    [Support Information]
    Line1=>>first line of support info<<
    Line2=>>second line of support info(you can create more lines if you wish<<
    ---end---

    oemlogo.bmp

    Just make a bmp, max size is 180x120 pix


    NEW-> If you want the image to be transparent then you gotta make it with Index Colors instead of RBG! You can also just make the background the same color of the rest of the system properties.

    Change 'General' To 'Whatever You Want'

    Open up /windows/system32/sysdm.cpl in Reshacker.
    Click on Dialog and scroll down to 101...

    In there where it says 'CAPTION' Change "General" to whatever you want it to say!!

    This is also where you can change 'Manufactored And Supported by' and other stuff!

    Make Sure You Have SP1.. Sources : www.neowin.net & www.ntfs.org
     
  2. Razorwing

    Razorwing Guest

    B-Man.. u 4 got to blur ur Xp Key out... but great find! I myself have been also looking for this answer.. thnx!
     
  3. Nice one, b-man! I liked it. I am currently customzising mine!
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You will find threads dealing with the same subject. Threads come, threads go. :)
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yeah I think sticky be good
     
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    I say this is sticky worthy
     
  7. slayer[X]

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    How do you make your image transparent?

    I used the Pink color but it didnt do any good.

    R:255
    B:255
    G:0
     
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    Thread stuck ;)
     
  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    w00t w00t :happy:
     
  10. Bman

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    Im accually just using the same background color!

    Thats something i accually have been trying to figure out, i have been told how many times but it never works for me!

    If somebody know please post it!
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I got a crappy version to work, but I had to manually go round the visible sections I wanted in PS7 putting the Alpha Transparency in there
     
  12. B-man, how do you customzise the Support Information?:huh:
     
  13. djwhite

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    Jason, open notepad and insert this:
    _________________
    [Support Information]
    Line1=type something
    Line2=and here
    Line3=keep adding stuff after typing the line number
    Line4=you can have as many or as few lines as you want.
    [General]
    Manufacturer=this bit is displayed next to the bottom picture.
    Model=so is this.
    _________________

    Save it it as oeminfo.ini in windows\system32.
     
  14. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    I just realised you probably ment the Support Information button. oops :rolleyes:
    In that case, follow the last bit of bman's first post, find 'Support Information' (should be right near 'General' and 'Manufactored And Supported by') and change it to whatever.
     
  15. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    Here's mine by the way.
    click
     
  16. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I updated the first post to make it more clear!!
     
  17. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    nice 1, i will be having a go later :)
     
  18. Thanks, DJWhite and B-man. Doing it now
    :D ;)
     
  19. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    done mine here its the whole desktop I havent got the Support Info thing out as I havent thought of anything witty to put in there
     
  20. Bman

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    Nice, if anybody has anything they want to add to it or think i should change please tell me and i will do it!