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  1. I am not using this step of the process, i did not find the need just copied the the created file to the specified folder
  2. Im running 32bit windows 7, not sure if signing verification is off or on, but there is no watermark or test mode for me???? You can also download in from the info above
  3. These are the steps to take, some text is color coded for your ease to follow what to change and where to change it at, here we go . . . 1} Get the hardware id and the GUID of the product you want to change: ex - monitor - Find the hardware id in the device manager: ex - MONITOR\SPT1801 - The GUID will be found in the deviec manager also by the name of Device class guid: ex - 4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318 2} Create a working directory - ex - C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\ - ex - C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\ - ex - C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\DeviceInformation\ - ex - C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\WindowsInformation\ 3} Download "CABARC" - Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\ - CABARC.EXE 4} Get a new icon for the product you want to change: ex - monitor - I just find an image of the real product and use IcoFX to make an icon out of the image - Save it as monitor.ico - Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\DeviceInformation\ 5} Open up Notepad and paste this info in - Take a look at DeviceCategory section, change this by using the provided Category List, download it CategoryList.txt - Replace the info for the modelname and manufacture - Save it as "DeviceInfo.xml" - Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\DeviceInformation\ <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?> <DeviceInfo xmlns=""> <DeviceCategoryList> <DeviceCategory>Display.Monitor.LCD</DeviceCategory> </DeviceCategoryList> <ModelName>X195W-Naga</ModelName> <Manufacturer>Sceptre</Manufacturer> <DeviceIconFile>monitor.ico</DeviceIconFile> </DeviceInfo> 6} Open up Notepad and paste this info in - No need to change anything here - Save it as "WindowsInfo.xml" - Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\WindowsInformation\ <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?> <WindowsInfo xmlns=""> <ShowDeviceInDisconnectedState>false</ShowDeviceInDisconnectedState> <LaunchDeviceStageOnDeviceConnect>true</LaunchDeviceStageOnDeviceConnect> <LaunchDeviceStageFromExplorer>true</LaunchDeviceStageFromExplorer> </WindowsInfo> 7} Open up Notepad and paste this info in - Take a look at Locale section you might need to change that to yours - Take a look at the hardwareID section - Take a look at the experienceID section - Save it as "PackageInfo.xml" - Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\ <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?> <PackageInfo xmlns=""> <MetadataKey> <HardwareIDList> <HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\SPT1801</HardwareID> </HardwareIDList> <Locale default="true">en-US</Locale> <LastModifiedDate>2010-07-23T00:00:00Z</LastModifiedDate> </MetadataKey> <PackageStructure> <Metadata MetadataID="">PackageInfo.xml</Metadata> <Metadata MetadataID="">DeviceInformation</Metadata> <Metadata MetadataID="">WindowsInformation</Metadata> </PackageStructure> <Relationships> <ExperienceID>4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318</ExperienceID> </Relationships> </PackageInfo> 8} Open up Notepad and paste this info in - Taking note of the GUID and the icon placment - Save it as "MakeDeviceMetadata.cmd" - Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\ cabarc.exe -r -p -P Packages\ N 4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318.devicemetadata-ms Packages\PackageInfo.xml Packages\DeviceInformation\DeviceInfo.xml Packages\DeviceInformation\monitor.ico Packages\WindowsInformation\WindowsInfo.xml 9} Open/Run the MakeDeviceMetadata.cmd - It will do some stuff and close by it self - Creating a file called 4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318.devicemetadata-ms 10} Now COPY that newly created file from step 9 to; - C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore\en-US\ 11} Close out ALL windows at this time 12} Go to your DEVICES AND PRINTERS window from your control panel and see if the changes are made A quick note The process is a little different for the COMPUTER itself Another NOTE If you find more than one hardware id, you must place them all in the section for STEP 7, doing like so <HardwareIDList> <HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\SPT1801</HardwareID> <HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\Sfdrg801</HardwareID> <HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\SfgargfT1801</HardwareID> <HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\S548grfag401</HardwareID> </HardwareIDList> And yet another note If in your hardware id is the & sign you need to edit that to &
  4. Yes it is better and faster than hacking and then having to deal with updates and all that. But on the signing the packages part, I did not have to do any type of signage. GOOD TO GO
  5. Im reading up on "Microsoft Device Experience Development Kit". I will let yous know what I find out and if it works. So far so good. Take a look at the progress . . .
  6. I am NOT doing any DLL hacks/edits OR any registry edits I make a couple of xml files and devicemetadata-ms files If you want to know exactly how let me know. Yeah maybe, but the way I am doing it I need hardware ids of some sort
  7. To try and change the icon in the DEVICES AND PRINTERS page manually. I already did it for my computer icon. Yeah sorry about that keyboard/monitor number mixup, you are right about that. OKAY to change the icons in the DEVICES AND PRINTERS page, manually i already done the computer icon, pic is attached any ideas
  8. anyways that long number has nothing to do with monitors, that is something for KEYBOARDS
  9. How do you know that is the ID for all monitors and where did you find the number at?
  10. Yes I know about that part, but im looking for the big long number string for the hardware id. For example the hardware id for my pc....9005eefa-dad1-53b4-baab-56ecfbf9d55c
  11. I'm trying to find my hardware ID for my monitor but can't find in anywhere. Does anybody know how/where to find the MONITOR's hardware ID??
  12. Thanks for the info and the reply, and sorry again about the key posting. So, then you are saying that if someone creates an OEM windows xp cd via setupp.ini and use the Dell "big OEM" key, they can/will be able to be genuine?
  13. Sorry about the key thing, I just think this is weird because I got the Dells from two different locations, one on the east coast and the other one the west coast. And having the same key on two different machines that are OEM and not volume license.
  14. First off, I noticed that Dell gives you two different cd keys, one on the COA sticker and one that is on the restore cd or pre-installed (winnt.sif or oobeinfo.ini). And they do not match!?! Second, I have two different Dell's, one is Dimension 2400 and the other is a Dimension 3000. Both came with Windows XP Home. So, I was starting to reinstall Windows on the Dim 3000, but before I did I used a utility to get the installed cd key, so that I can use it to do the reinstall. But when I seen what the key was I realized that my other Dell uses the same exact key!?! Well, I want to see if anybody out there who has a Dell running Windows XP Home or Pro is using the same key. THE KEY IS . . . <removed> Just post what model of Dell you have, and the OS XP Home/Pro and say if it is the same or not. I just think this is weird.
  15. Thanks for the link!!! Will test a little later