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Script to change OEM info and backgrounds.

oemlogoLast week I built some (a lot of) computers from garbage for good guy Nick Macdowell. He runs a Computer shop and actually provides pretty good service.

Then we had an idea to customize the OEM info and Desktop Wallpapers to advertise the shop.

OK, I know, normal people do it BEFORE the system installation. There’s the $OEM$ folder for this. But, we’re not talking about normal people here. I do it hard way.

So, I created a script to make the process a little easier, than making changes by my hands.

What it does:

  • adds OEM info (manufacturer, computer model, website, phone, logo) to Windows Control Panel / System tab
  • changes logon background
  • changes desktop background

How to use:

  • copy script folder to the computer, open it, and run “RUNME.bat” (don’t run from Network location, because of missing images copying)
  • you will need to restart computer to apply settings

How to change info and images to yours:

  • open “reg_vista_Win7.reg” and “oeminfo.ini” in Notepad and type your OEM information
  • replace “oemlogo.bmp”, “Background.bmp”, “backgroundDefault.jpg” with your files (make sure “backgroundDefault.jpg” is not larger than 256KB)

OS version supported:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7



Another way of e-mail (GMail) SMS notifications.

A long time ago Google had an option to keep you in touch with your important e-mails using SMS notifications.

Yesterday, I had to drive to the wild area, where I wasn’t sure about 3G coverage, and tried to setup this SMS notification, but “Now, this feature has been retired“.

Fortunately, there is another option to make it. And, BTW, it will work for any e-mail provider, who gives you an option to forward incoming e-mails automatically to another address.

We’re going to use SMS Gateway feature.

SMS Gateway is a telecommunications network facility for sending or receiving Short Message Service (SMS) transmissions to or from a telecommunications network that supports SMS. Most messages are eventually routed into the mobile phone networks. Many SMS gateways support media conversion from email and other formats.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It gives us the basis of the e-mail -> sms notification. And we need to create a filter to notify us about certain e-mails only.

1. Go to the Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP

Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP

Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP

2. We can start both ways: to add your SMS Gateway e-mail or to create a filter.

Create filter with your criteria.

Create filter with your criteria.

In this example I create a filter to send me SMS about any e-mail with “Test SMS Gateway E-mail” in Subject line.

3. When filter is created, we need to add the forwarding address, which is your_phone_number@your_cellular_provider_sms_gateway

You can check, if your cellular provider has an SMS Gateway here >>

For example, I use US Cellular, and their Gateway for SMS is “phone_number@email.uscc.net”, and for MMS is “phone_number@mms.uscc.net”.

Add your SMS-gateway to send notifications.

Add your SMS-gateway to send notifications.

4. As I said, your forwarding e-mail address has to be like your_phone@your_SMS_Gateway.

Add your phone_number@SMS_Gateway_e-mail

Add your phone_number@SMS_Gateway_e-mail

5. Google wants to verify the new e-mail, you added to the account.

They need verification.

They need verification.

Good point. And you also check, if you typed your SMS gateway correctly.

6. After you receive the SMS from your_gmail@gmail.com, type the verification code here.

Type verification code.

Type verification code.

7. Finally, you’ll have the e-mail filter with the SMS gateway as forwarding address, which sends the notifications SMS to your phone.

All done

All done