OEMInformation specifies various pieces of OEM support information. This information includes the OEM's support name, and a link to either the URL of their support website, or the URL or their support app. To learn more about the Get Help app, see Customize the Get Help app.
Starting with Windows 10, the OS disables the help components that shipped in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 including the Help and Support Windows desktop application (HelpPane.exe). HelpPane.exe will continue to exist in the box, but calls to its interfaces will result in one of two outcomes:
- If the user is offline, the OS launches the Getting Started app.
- If the user is online, the OS opens a browser instance and redirects the browser to an online topic.
This change affects context-sensitive (or F1) help and accessing help from the menus for apps shipped with Windows including the shell.
|URI for the OEM support app. Required, unless
SupportURL is present, in which case it is optional. If both are supplied,
SupportAppURL is used. Add a parameter with a unique value to identify traffic coming from the Get Help app.
|Name of OEM support app or website. If not provided, the default Manufacturer name (from msinfo32.exe) will be used.
|Specifies the URL of the support website for an OEM. Required, unless
SupportAppURL is present, in which case it is optional. If both are supplied,
SupportAppURL is used.
|The URL that displays information about how a user can trade-in their device.
|The URL that provides information about recycling a device.
|This setting has been deprecated. To customize the Get Help app, define
SupportAppURL as part of your
|This setting has been deprecated. No logo is used in the Get Help app.
|This setting has been deprecated. The Manufacturer name displayed in the Get Help app is now based on your System Manufacturer value defined in System Information (msinfo32.exe), unless you provide a
SupportProvider parameter as part of your
SupportProvider is provided, it will override the System Manufacturer name. This enables you to differentiate the name of your support app or website from the name of your brand if desired (i.e. "Contact Contoso Support" vs "Contact Contoso"). For this release, if
SupportProvider is not present but the deprecated value
Manufacturer is, it will still be used to support upgrade scenarios.
|This setting has been deprecated. The Model name displayed in the Get Help app is now based on your System Product Name value, as defined in System Information (msinfo32.exe).
|This setting has been deprecated. Support hours are not shown in the Get Help app.
|This setting has been deprecated. Support phone number is not shown in the Get Help app.
Valid Configuration Passes
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OEMInformation
For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.
The following example shows how to set OEM information.