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:
- Launch Notepad and type the following text, replacing the dummy information shown here with your own:
Line1=Call 555-1212 for technical support
Line2=Call 555-1212 for technical support
Line3=Call 555-1212 for technical supportLine4=Call 555-1212 for technical support
- Save the file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder as Oeminfo.ini.
- To add your logo to the General tab, create a 256-color BMP file that is 96 by 96 pixels in size.
- 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.Note: This tip applies to Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional. Miss a Windows XP tip?
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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.