78. Remove OEM Branding From PC
Most new PCs are from branded manufacturer's and
all of them insist upon letting you know exactly who
you purchased your pc from by branding anything and
everything within Windows Vista. They put their own
toolbar images on the windows toolbar. They include
their own title pages and a host of other, in my
opinion, un-necessary page branding. We know who
made the pc, we don't need it throwing in our faces.
These instruction will remove the OEM
branding from your machine. While you may
feel that the branding is intrusive, I should point
out that removing it may affect your pc's warranty.
Therefore, if you intend removing the branding
completely I suggest you leave it until after your
warranty has expired.
To remove OEM (original Equipment manufacturer)
branding do the following.
1/ Click Start.
2/ On the Start menu click
3/ If the Run dialogue box is
not available you will need to click on all
programs>accessories and then click the
4/ In the Run dialogue box type:
BrandCleanInstallStubs and press OK.
5/ User Account Control (UAC)
will pop up a permissions dialogue box.
If you are the administrator then
simply press the Continue button.
If you are not the administrator then you will need
the administrator password before
you can continue.
6/ Once you have given User Account
Control the relevant permissions the the
command in step 5 above will be
executed and all OEM branding
should now disappear.