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How to add/change the OEM Manufacturer Link by debonairOne
Posted: 11 Nov 02

The key listed actually creates a check box on the start panel in the properties of the start menu... this box when checked shows a predetermined icon/link to a url, which you can determine...  To begin, just copy the below items in bold into a text file and save as a *.reg file... this registry file actually creates the linked button beneath the run button...  this is available to all users...  anywhere you see the color red, just replace the value with info of your own...  the %systemroot%\\tektips.ico value, refers to the file tektips.ico that must reside in the ..\windows or ..\winnt directory...  the infotip value appears when the cursor is placed on the button...  once you have edited the values to your liking, double click and import it into the registry... also, don't forget to edit the hyperlink at the bottom...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




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NOTE:  Please make a backup copy of the registry prior to making any changes, unexpected results can happen if mistakes are made that can render the Operating System inoperable...

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