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Branding and Predefined URL

Q: Branding and Predefined URL

I am trying to remove OEM branding from IE 11 in Windows 10. For the most part I have managed to get rid of most of it but there is one last thing that is proving tricky. This is a pre filled url in the dropdown IE address bar, which points to the manufacturer's
support site unsurprisingly.

Obviously you can click the cross next to it and it will go, but will return upon any reset of IE.

I thought the answer may lie in the reg key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
plus the corresponding HKLM keys also.

Having deleted the entire key, which contains every setting for IE, I sill see that upon any reset of IE (from advanced tab of internet options), the url returns.

So the question is really where is IE getting this information from at the point that it is reset. More to the point, where have the manufacturer hidden something somewhere that IE then pulls into it as it's default.

Many Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Branding and Predefined URL

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I am looking for an app or browser extension that instant searches every text that appears on the screen and alerts me when a predefined text appears somewhere (In Webpages and WebForms).

I am using a WebAplication with Chrome built in Java in a intranetwork, where i work.

I tryed looking for a Chrome extension but no luck so far.

Any ideas? Thank you.

A:Predefined Auto Search. Everywhere.

Hello BlitzMX, I have given a good look for something similar to what you are looking for, but I am not sure if there is such a browser extension, probably not enough people have the need for it.

Why are you looking for something like this anyway? The only application I can think of, would be IRC, where you may wish to say something based on a reply that appears (making a bot).

If you are making a website, then you could use JavaScript/PHP (depending how you implement it) to show messages once certain text appears and/or is inputted.

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I would like to add my own rule (VPNserver=xxx.xxx.xx.xx,xxx.xxx,x..x..)  in the predefined set of computers (gateway, localsubnet etc..) but i don't know how to do it ??
Because i'have a number of rules to created which allow only a set of ip to connected from.
Anybody get a answer for this problem thanks.

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I'm looking for a way to quickly reference a predefined selection of files.

For example, folder "Photos" contains:


In another folder, "Best of Photos", I want to reference a few of the photos in "Photos". I say 'reference' because I don't want to actually move or copy any files from "Photos" to "Best of Photos".

One way to do it would be to create several shortcuts, one for each selected photo, and place them in "Best of Photos". The downside is that it can become a mess when there are many selected photos.

A different way would be to use a saved Windows Search. I could use the query "1 OR 2 OR 4 OR 8" and than save the Windows Search to the "Best of Photos" folder. In theory it's an elegant solution but as soon as there are more than about 80 OR's this method no longer works.

The way I'm currently doing it is by adding some sort of suffix to the selected photos filename, e.g. 1_SEL.jpg and then searching for SEL to select the right photos. This is probably the best solution I've come up with, but it's not ideal since I prefer to keep the filenames untouched.

Would there be a better solution to this problems than the ones I've come up with?
Thanks in advance!

A:How to reference a predefined selection of files

Use a Library. Help/Using Libraries. There may even be a tutorial on it on this forum.

Library - Include a Folder

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I am in need of a Excel tool (may be VBA/Fucntion..) where in I get the data from a spread sheet into another based on the 3 cells of a row.
EX: Excel 1 is having 3 columns defined (A, B, C) & each row in these columns will have predefined numbers as shown below:
Using these I need to get the data from Excel 2 (where we have the columsn A, B, C) for columns D, E....
Compare row 1: X1,Y1, Z1 in excel 1 & excel 2 to get cells D1, E1& F1 data to be filled from Excel 2.

A:Data from one excel into another by using predefined rows

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Does anyone know of a website that provides predefined rules I can import into my ISA Server 2004?

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An odd one maybe.

I have created a template, the template is named as such. when a user goes to save it, they tend to just click save, so in the job folder it says 'template', this is no good - they are fools.

is it possible to define a save name? say 'job programme'? then id want them to enter a bit of id to it, but its better than 'template'.

it is odd i know, long way round for a short cut maybe, but the original template has to be called 'template' otherwise my co-workers will never find it - or assume theyv done it.

maybe choose the name from a cell? dont know if thats possible either (i know they could change it then, but the problem is that they dont)

any advice will be welcomed.

A:Solved: XL predefined save names of templates

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Hope I'm in the right Forum for this.

Windows XP Home
IE6/Firefox0.8 Browsers
ScreenPrint32 v3.5
UploadIt! for Image Hosting
Dell Picture Studio Image Expert for Image Editing

Whenever I capture and save a pre-defined screen area image using ScreenPrint32 I am not entirely happy with the image quality.

Notice the "white spots" or "speckling" that surround most of the text as seen here in this unedited version:
I use Dell Picture Studio's Image Expert to edit my pix and again I mention that the image above is unedited or resized it's 1:1....this condition exists when I first view the image after saving into Image Expert and prior to using UploadIt! So, it would have nothing to do with the UploadIt! Image Hosting process.

If I want to resize the image from, in this case, 792x143 Pixels down to a more practical 492x87 Pixels size for Forum Thread viewing, the image quality and text clarity/sharpness is even more deformed as shown in the following image.
Here I simply resized the image:

How can I optimize the image quality?
Switch to an alternate Image Editor?

Thanks for any thoughts, ideas or suggestions?


A:Predefined Print Screen Image Quality

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My mother is 77 yrs young and has trouble, too often for my liking, with dragging and dropping files to the correct folders. She imports pics from her digital camera, which get sent to a newly created folder (date-time) insode her main picture folder. Then she edits the file-name and sometimes crops and tweaks the images. When she is done, she needs to move them from this temporary date-time folder to any number of specific folders.....Thanksgiving, Christmas, John, Mark and Terry...etc.

I'm looking for a more fail-safe way of the move process. My first thought was to create a "move to" link for the right-click. But from there she has to continuously search for the "Specific file." I thought there were programs out there that allowed one to have a group of 'specific folders" to move files to. In other words, Right-click on a file, select move to, have a list of folder that one could move the file to, select the folder, and its all done.

any ideas??

A:Finding an easy way to move a file to a predefined location

If there are not too many target folders, you could include them into the sendto right click menu. That would work with up to e.g. 10 - after that it gets a bit messy.

If that's something you want to try, post back and I give you the details. Here is an example of my right click menu that I have set up that way - but only for 1 folder => A1Temp.

PS: tell your mom this advice is from an oldtimer - I am 76 -

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I was only able to find a reference of these counters in the Windows 2003 Resource Kit archives (28 thousand ! pages pdf). Nothing more recent. Is there any reference guide having these by Windows versions?
I managed to pull some of these through Powershell and .Net classes, but it only works if I know at least the categories that are predefined. I would really like to have an official list released by Microsoft or something.

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Hi there!

Is there a way to have a Document to be printed on a predefined Printer NOT beeing the System Default one?

Let me explain:
We're using an Excel that needs to be filled with Information which then fills the gaps in a special designed Paper we used with our old Printer.

As of recently we aquired a 2nd Printer ( System Default ) which is having problems with the special Paper so we have to use the old one but the one person which handles this work is a little overwhelmed when it comes to switching Printers.

( I know... it's just one click but meh... )

Thanks in advance for any help ?:}

A:Print Documents on predefined Printer ( not System Default ), how?

Which version of Excel and printer are you using?

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Hope I'm in the right section. I need a branding tool for my affiliates to brand an ebook and ecourse. I've tried 'viralpdf' but wasn't smart enough to figure it out, and they refunded my money. (?) I mean, I asked them for help several times, then I asked them to refund my money if they couldn't help me, so it's not all their fault.

Do any of you know of another brander? TIA


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I was poking around the forums and couldn't find anything about changing OEM Branding (The pic and OEM information in my computer properties)
I thought some ppl would like to know how to change this or add their own image and info.

Open a text file and past this in it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"Manufactuter"="whatever you want"
"SupportHours"="whatever you want"
"SupportURL"="whatevery you want"
"SupportPhone"="(555)whatevery you want
Change the whatever you wants to the info you want

Name it whatever.reg

save a logo (max 120x120) as oemlogo.bmp and save it in C:\windows\system32

Doubleclick whatever.reg and click yes.

Now you have Branded your PC.

A:OEM Branding

Very useful info for those not willing to use 'tweakers'! Unlike myself.

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I downloaded some software that I uninstalled a few days later but it has branded my Internet explorer. How do I remove this? I know you have to use the registry but I'm not sure where to navigate to.


A:How do I remove branding?

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Greetings! You will be happy to know that I now have a cable connection & that my problem does not involve a 56K modem!
One of my problems had been touched on before, but I do not remember where I go to correct it. I installed a free trial (hey, I'm involved in a site competition & wanted the free vote!!) Needless to say it branded my IE browser. I know it doens't really affect my browser, but it bugs me! Once we touched on where to get the codes to change these things, but I don't remeber where?? Also...it totally changed the size of my "reply mail" in OE. Any help here?? Thanks in advance & what would I do without you???

A:Solved: Branding

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I've tried changing the windows 7 branding at the login screen with this tutorial: Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding[2]=Appearance Personalize
But when I have saved the dll file and replaced the original with the modified one, the branding in the bottom of the login screen disappears instead of being changed. I replaced the original BMP's with my modified ones of the same size.
Anyway if someone has interest in helping me I have attached the original BMP's and my modified ones.
I have edited the DLL-file with reshacker

Thanks in advance for any help

A:Branding disappeared

I think the files need to be .png not .bmp files

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I am trying to add a WWAN profile during a Windows 7 deployment using directions found in Microsoft's, "Guideline for Customizing Mobile Broadband in Windows 7".  The script, (branding.cmd) SEEMS to work,,, it grabs the Subscriber ID and
other information, but it never creates,,, therefore never imports, the mynewprofile.xml.  Thanks for any help.  

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hey guyz i am a gr8 HP fan and i decided to create harry potter version of my w7 . i replaced the bitmaps in basebrd.dll but the result is strange.. where the screen shot can u tell where i m lacking

but infact the image doesnt show itslef bit wraps itself in the windows 7 ultimate logo

A:Help in changing branding logo

Im going to take a shot at the dark.

Something tells me you extracted the images you wanted to edit. You opened up your image editor and then copied and pasted your Harry Potter graphic on top of that.

Thats fine with a non-alpha bitmap. However most win7 bitmaps are ALPHA bitmaps! When you use alpha bitmaps, you gotta also edit the apha layer (google it for more info).

The best thing to do is create a transparent png with your hp graphic. Then use that 32 bit png converter app to convert it to an alpha bitmap.

Trust me, editing alpha layers is not easy. Its soooo much easier to simply create a png then convert it to an alpha bitmap.

Start orbs images are the same way.

Hope this helps.

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Below is the screen I am using as my Login, except that during boot-up the branding of 'Windows 7 Professional' & 2 buttons show on the screen. I am wondering if there is a way to remove the Windows 7 Professional branding & the 2 buttons on either side.

A:7 branding label removal

Quote: Originally Posted by CJW

Below is the screen I am using as my Login, except that during boot-up the branding of 'Windows 7 Professional' & 2 buttons show on the screen. I am wondering if there is a way to remove the Windows 7 Professional branding & the 2 buttons on either side.

Try this for the branding.
Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding

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Media Player v10
Any idea where this junk came from and how to get rid of it ??
It's making me nervous.

A:Media Player Branding ??

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Will IEAK 11 branding package work for earlier versions of IE (9 and 10)?

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I purchased a sager np2740 laptop online at xoticpc and i recalled there was an option to remove the sager branding. It doesn't cost anything extra. I bought this laptop b/c i needed a fast laptop for online poker thus i7 quad core computer. I also wanted it to be 14.1 and thin and this laptop is that so basically its fast and pretty portable. I'm sure many of you who play games or don't play games probably doesn't want a laptop where its like a big red alien as in those alienware laptops if u use them in a public place. Well i know there are ppl who don't mind it but you probably know what i mean by that.

XOTIC PC | Sager NP2740 (Clevo W740SU) - New 14" Sager Notebook

The gallery picture of this laptop looks pretty nice. I didn't remove the sager branding but thought about it for a bit before i decided not to. The thing is however if i said alienware or msi or those other gaming laptops... i would definitely remove the branding. However, would you say its fine to keep the sager branding? I never knew much about sager, i only had Dell and Asus and when i used my asus 14.1 laptop in public, i always had ppl tell me this laptop is very good looking. It basically looks like a macbook except it isn't and everything about it physically looks great so i wanted to use a sager one similarly although 99 percent of the time, laptop will be inside.

The thing is do most ppl even know what sager is? If i see someone with a sager laptop and as long as it isn'... Read more

A:Removing Branding on Laptop?

I don't know but if i see a laptop without any branding on it, such as no dell, asus, hp or another brand, i would assume the laptop is either a very cheap laptop or an expensive customized laptop. Would you agree/disagree with this?

Would you remove the brand names from your car, TV, kitchen appliances, etc.? A number of people won't recognize the Sager brand but some of us who have been around the industry awhile know about it. I bought a new HP Notebook a few years ago and opted for the free upgrades of RAM and HDD. I got the confirmation E-Mail the next day, got the shipment notice the third day and had it 5 days later, came directly from the assembly plant in China so I inherited the bragging rights of what went right.

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This is a stupid question but does anyone know how to get rid of the edit the line in the title bar of IE. I have IE6 and it bugs me that it say IE6 provided by Roadrunner......also how do I get rid of the little picture of the roadrunner under the X

A:(Solved) Remove Branding IE 6

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I replaced the system board and was going to brand it but my documentation only covers up to G2.  When trying to use it for a G3 model it was unsuccessful.    I  need to create a WinPE32 (WNDMIFIT/DMI) USB key and  create a DOS (NBDMIFIT/UEFI) USB key.   UEFI bios has changed from G2 version and I need how to setup the UEFI for the G3.Thanks

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also, each time i start the computer, there is the following message - error failed to load branding configuration -. couldn't find anything on the web. What could it be ?


A:error message branding configuration

You really shouldn't duplicate post, if not for the integrity of the forum, then so that everyone knows what you are being told and you will not be pulled down two or more pathways to a fix, yano. but no foul, no harm, just acting on your behalf (and SF's)


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 920 GB (214 GB Free); D: 11 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: FOXCONN, ALOE
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security Business Edition 2012, Enabled and Updated

error on reboot.... fail to load branding config!!

please help me get rid of this!!!!!
please please

A:fail to load branding config????

closing duplicate, orginal is at https://forums.techguy.org/threads/failed-to-load-branding-configuration.1186987/. Please do not start duplicate threads for the same issue.

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Hello all. I purchased some weather software called StormLab 2.0 from Interwarn (http://www.interwarn.com), and it comes with an upload plugin that uploads the latest local radar image to my website.

The thing I do not like about the software is they brand the lower left corner of the radar with their logo and website.

I know this doesn't sound like much of a big deal, but I paid over $200 for this software and I do not want that bug on my radar image.

They DO NOT own the image, because they use the data and maps directly from the National Weather Service. The NWS doesn't bug their maps, so I can't see a possible reason why this software can get away with it.

Has anyone had any experience with this program that could maybe help me out?



P.S. I'm not trying to say the software is bad...the functions are excellent and unbelieveable, but this one thing just kills me.

A:Software I purchased branding my images!

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I have an MS access 2007 application that I have created for a few small users. Basically I have 8-9 tables, 8 forms, couple of queries, etc.

I want to brand the software by having a couple of fields from a table populate on the header of each form. All of the other fields on the forms populate fine, but the ones from the separate, unrelated table do not populate and gives me the #Name? error.

Other posts here have indicated that the fields are not correctly associated with the form. This is correct but when I try and associate the fields, it asks me for the relationship of the tables in the form and there is none.

Is there an easy way to fix this, or do I have the wrong approach all together.

Thanks in advance.


A:Solved: branding of access 2007 application

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I have a 1 month old Dell XPS 8900 and my Avira virus scan flagged Dell Foundation Services as a virus.  It came pre-installed with Windows 10 and Dell Foundation Services.
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Foundation Services\DCF.Branding.dll
[DETECTION] Contains suspicious code HEUR/APC (Cloud) [WARNING] The file could not be copied to quarantine! [WARNING] Error in ARK library [NOTE] The file is scheduled for deleting after reboot. [NOTE] It is recommended to restart your computer in order to finish the repair.
Has anyone else experienced this?  Shall I just let Avira delete this dll?  Will that break the application?  Should I uninstall Dell Foundation Services?  What does Dell Foundation Services do?  Is it needed?  Thanks

A:DCF.Branding.dll flagged as a virus (Dell Foundation Services) on new XPS 8900

It is probably safe. The HEUR/APC code you see is telling you that it found a process that triggered their heuristics engine. The heuristics engine scans running processes, and flags things that attempt to modify files on your computer.
See: http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Dell-Foundation-Services-141858-program.aspx
You may want to also discuss this on Avira's forum:. https://answers.avira.com/en/

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win 7
new error on reboots
" failed" what is a branding config and how do I get rid of it? please help---I am old and not too bright!!

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My Internet Explorer screen is branded with the name of the company which supplied my computer - so it reads:

Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Watford Electronics.

Would appreciate learning how to remove this branding.

A:Solved: Internet Explorer "Branding"

It's a fairly easy registry edit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176497.

If you're not comfortable editing the registry, get Spybot - Search & Destroy and go to Tools > IE Tweaks.

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We run multiple instances of ATA for multiple forests.   Is there a way to get the AD forest name in the top bar of the UI (or some other way to make the UI a little more distinct)?

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