Insert $oem$ Folder in Windows 8 Image

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by akf, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. akf

    akf MDL Senior Member

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    Can I insert a $oem$ folder in sources folder inside Windows 8 Image? The purpose is to inject OEM logos in System Properties, similar to the $oem$ folder in Windows 7 Image.

    The structure of the folder is as follow:
    sources\$oem$\$$\
    a. setup\scripts: oem.reg, OOBE.CMD
    b. system32\oem: OemUser.bmp, PerfLogo.bmp, SystemLogo.bmp, MceLogo.png, OobeLogo.png, ThemeLogo.png

    So, guys, can I insert the $oem$ folder?

    Thank you for the information. :worthy:
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Yes you can but the themes will not auto set themselves. You will have to manually select them once the install is finished.
     
  3. akf

    akf MDL Senior Member

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    @anarchist9027
    So, $oem$ Folder is pretty much useless in Windows 8 installation? After all, we can no longer use it to execute OEM activation of Windows 8.
     
  4. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    No not really because you can integrate hotfixes, updates, and unattend installs with the $oem$ method. But as I previously stated, the themes will install as directed but you need to manually select the OEM theme once the install is complete via Personality Settings.
     
  5. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Windows 8 breaks most of it.
     
  6. parapher

    parapher MDL Senior Member

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    I think the copyprofile is promising in that regard (see article I linked in my previous post) because that way you can set it to perform the same account creation method for each account/user.