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Multi OEM Project Build 05.02.2018: A Complete Guide to Branding Your Windows Installation



What is Multi OEM Project Build 05.02.2018?




If you want to customize your Windows installation with the manufacturer brand of your choice, you might be interested in Multi OEM Project. This is a tool that allows you to apply different themes and logos to your Windows system, depending on the brand of your computer or device. For example, you can make your Windows look like it was made by Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, or any other supported brand.




Multi OEM Project Build 05.02.2018



Multi OEM Project is not a new tool, but it has been updated regularly with new features and improvements. The latest version, released on February 5th, 2018, is called Multi OEM Project Build 05.02.2018. In this article, we will explain what Multi OEM Project is, how it works, what are its benefits, and how to use it to brand your Windows installation.


A brief history of Multi OEM Project




Multi OEM Project was originally created by a user named The_Guardian on the My Digital Life Forums. It was based on an older project called SLP-OEM-Branding by another user named Yen. The idea behind these projects was to use the $oem$ folder method to apply manufacturer branding to Windows installations.


The $oem$ folder method is a technique that allows you to add custom files and settings to your Windows media (such as DVD or USB) that will be copied to your system during the installation process. By using this method, you can modify various aspects of your Windows system, such as the wallpaper, the screensaver, the sounds, the icons, the registry entries, and more.


The_Guardian developed Multi OEM Project as a way to automate and simplify the process of creating and applying different $oem$ folders for different brands. He also added support for more brands, more editions, more languages, and more features. He maintained and updated the project until October 2016, when he decided to retire from it.


Fortunately, another user named mxman2k took over the project with The_Guardian's permission. He continued to develop and improve Multi OEM Project with new versions and updates. He also created a tool called MRP Config Creator that allows users to customize their own branding themes and settings for Multi OEM Project.


The main features and benefits of Multi OEM Project




The main features and benefits of Multi OEM Project




Multi OEM Project is a powerful and versatile tool that offers many features and benefits for users who want to brand their Windows installations. Here are some of them:


  • It supports over 150 brands for Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10, 11, and Server editions.



  • It supports both BIOS (Legacy MBR) and UEFI (GPT) modes for Windows installation.



  • It supports both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) architectures for Windows installation.



  • It supports both online (MSDM) and offline (SLIC) activation methods for Windows installation.



  • It supports both unattended (PID.txt) and manual (OEMKey.exe) methods for entering retail keys for Windows activation.



It It allows you to customize various aspects of your Windows system, such as the wallpaper, the screensaver, the sounds, the icons, the registry entries, and more.


  • It includes a tool called MRP Config Creator that allows you to create your own branding themes and settings for Multi OEM Project.



  • It is easy to use and does not require any installation or registration.



  • It is free and open-source, and you can download it from its official website or GitHub repository.



With Multi OEM Project, you can make your Windows installation look more professional and personalized, and enjoy the benefits of having a branded system.


How to use Multi OEM Project to brand your Windows installation




If you want to use Multi OEM Project to brand your Windows installation, you will need to follow these steps:


Requirements and preparation




Before you start, you will need to have the following:


  • A Windows media (such as DVD or USB) that contains the Windows edition and architecture that you want to install. You can use any official or unofficial Windows media, as long as it is compatible with Multi OEM Project. You can also use an ISO file of the Windows media and mount it or extract it to a folder.



  • A computer or device that supports the Windows edition and architecture that you want to install. You can use any brand or model of computer or device, as long as it is compatible with Multi OEM Project. You can also use a virtual machine or an emulator to test the installation.



  • A copy of Multi OEM Project Build 05.02.2018 that you can download from its official website or GitHub repository. You can also use an older or newer version of Multi OEM Project, but some features and brands may not be available or updated.



  • A copy of MRP Config Creator (optional) that you can download from its official website or GitHub repository. You can use this tool to create your own branding themes and settings for Multi OEM Project.



Once you have everything ready, you will need to do some preparation:


  • Backup your important data and files from your computer or device. Installing Windows with Multi OEM Project may erase or overwrite your existing data and files, so it is recommended to backup them before proceeding.



  • Disable any antivirus or security software that may interfere with the installation process. Some antivirus or security software may detect Multi OEM Project as a threat or a malware, and block or delete it. To avoid this, you should disable them temporarily until the installation is completed.



  • Check the BIOS or UEFI settings of your computer or device. Depending on the mode and configuration of your BIOS or UEFI, you may need to change some settings to allow the installation of Windows with Multi OEM Project. For example, you may need to enable Legacy Boot Mode or disable Secure Boot Mode.



Downloading and extracting Multi OEM Project




The next step is to download and extract Multi OEM Project:


  • Go to the official website or GitHub repository of Multi OEM Project and download the latest version of the tool. The file name should be something like "Multi.OEM.Project.Build.05.02.2018.zip".



  • Extract the zip file to a folder on your computer or device. You can use any extraction software, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. The folder name should be something like "Multi.OEM.Project.Build.05.02.2018".



  • Open the folder and check its contents. You should see several files and folders, such as "MultiOEM.exe", "MRPConfigCreator.exe", "$oem$", "Brands", "Docs", "Extras", "Tools", etc.



Adding the $oem$ folder to your Windows media




The next step is to add the $oem$ folder to your Windows media:


  • Open the folder that contains Multi OEM Project and locate the "$oem$" folder. This is the folder that contains all the branding files and settings for different brands.



  • Copy the "$oem$" folder to your Windows media (such as DVD or USB) or ISO file (if mounted or extracted). You should paste it in the root directory of your Windows media or ISO file, next to other folders such as "boot", "efi", "sources", etc.



  • If you want to create your own branding theme and settings for Multi OEM Project, you can use MRP Config Creator to do so. Open the folder that contains Multi OEM Project and locate the "MRP Config Creator.exe" file and run it. This is a tool that allows you to create your own branding theme and settings for Multi OEM Project. You can choose the brand name, the logo, the wallpaper, the screensaver, the sounds, the icons, the registry entries, and more. You can also import and export your custom branding theme and settings as a zip file. Once you are done, you can save your custom branding theme and settings as a new "$oem$" folder and replace the original one on your Windows media or ISO file.



Installing Windows with Multi OEM Project




The next step is to install Windows with Multi OEM Project:


  • Insert your Windows media (such as DVD or USB) or mount your ISO file to your computer or device that you want to install Windows on. Make sure that your BIOS or UEFI settings are configured correctly to boot from your Windows media or ISO file.



  • Restart your computer or device and follow the instructions on the screen to start the installation process. You should see a message that says "Multi OEM Project by The_Guardian & mxman2k" at the bottom of the screen. This means that Multi OEM Project is working and applying the branding files and settings to your Windows installation.



  • Select the language, time, currency, keyboard, and other preferences for your Windows installation. Click on "Next" to continue.



  • Click on "Install now" to begin the installation process. You may be asked to enter a product key for your Windows edition. You can use one of these methods to enter a product key:



  • If you have a retail product key for your Windows edition, you can enter it manually by typing it in the box or using the OEMKey.exe tool that is included in Multi OEM Project. You can find the OEMKey.exe tool in the "Tools" folder of Multi OEM Project on your Windows media or ISO file.



  • If you have an online activation method for your Windows edition, such as MSDM (Microsoft Digital Marker), you can skip entering a product key by clicking on "I don't have a product key". Multi OEM Project will detect and use the MSDM key that is embedded in your computer or device's firmware.



  • If you have an offline activation method for your Windows edition, such as SLIC (Software Licensing Description Table), you can skip entering a product key by clicking on "I don't have a product key". Multi OEM Project will detect and use the SLIC certificate and key that are included in the "$oem$" folder of Multi OEM Project.



  • Select the edition of Windows that matches your product key or activation method. Click on "Next" to continue.



  • Accept the license terms and conditions for your Windows edition. Click on "Next" to continue.



  • Select the type of installation that you want to perform. You can choose between "Upgrade" or "Custom". If you want to install Windows on a new or empty partition, or if you want to erase or format an existing partition, you should choose "Custom". If you want to keep your existing files and settings, you should choose "Upgrade".



  • Select the partition where you want to install Windows. You can create, delete, format, or extend partitions as needed. Make sure that you have enough free space for your Windows installation. Click on "Next" to continue.



  • Wait for the installation process to complete. This may take some time depending on your computer or device's speed and performance. During the installation process, Multi OEM Project will copy and apply the branding files and settings from the "$oem$" folder to your Windows system.



  • Once the installation process is completed, your computer or device will restart automatically. You may need to remove your Windows media (such as DVD or USB) or unmount your ISO file before restarting.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen to finish setting up your Windows system. You may need to enter some information, such as your name, password, region, network, privacy, etc.



  • Congratulations! You have successfully installed Windows with Multi OEM Project. You should see the manufacturer brand of your choice applied to your Windows system, such as the wallpaper, the screensaver, the sounds, the icons, etc.



Troubleshooting and tips




If you encounter any problems or issues while using Multi OEM Project, here are some troubleshooting and tips that may help you:


  • If Multi OEM Project does not work or apply the branding files and settings to your Windows installation, you should check if you have copied and pasted the "$oem$" folder correctly to your Windows media or ISO file. You should also check if the "$oem$" folder contains the correct branding files and settings for your Windows edition and architecture. You can use MRP Config Creator to verify and edit the branding files and settings.



  • If Multi OEM Project does not detect or use the correct product key or activation method for your Windows installation, you should check if you have entered the correct product key manually or if you have the correct MSDM or SLIC key embedded in your computer or device's firmware. You can use OEMKey.exe or SLIC_ToolKit.exe to check and extract the product key or activation method.



  • If Multi OEM Project does not apply the correct branding theme for your computer or device's brand, you should check if you have selected the correct brand from the list of supported brands in Multi OEM Project. You can also create your own branding theme for your computer or device's brand using MRP Config Creator.



  • If Multi OEM Project causes any errors or issues with your Windows system, you should check if you have disabled any antivirus or security software that may interfere with Multi OEM Project. You should also check if you have followed the instructions and requirements for using Multi OEM Project correctly. You can also use System Restore or Reset to undo any changes made by Multi OEM Project.



  • If you have any questions or feedback about Multi OEM Project, you can visit its official website or GitHub repository and contact its developer mxman2k. You can also visit the My Digital Life Forums and join the discussion about Multi OEM Project with other users and experts.



The latest version and updates of Multi OEM Project




What's new in Multi OEM Project Build 05.02.2018?




Multi OEM Project Build 05.02.2018 is the latest version of the tool, released on February 5th, 2018. It includes several new features and improvements, such as:


  • Added support for Windows 11 editions.



  • Added support for more brands, such as Alienware, CyberPowerPC, iBUYPOWER, Razer, etc.



  • Added support for more languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, etc.



  • Added support for more features, such as Cortana, Edge, OneDrive, etc.



  • Fixed some bugs and issues with previous versions of Multi OEM Project.



How to download and update Multi OEM Project




If you want to download and update Multi OEM Project to the latest version, you can follow these steps:


  • Go to the official website or GitHub repository of Multi OEM Project and download the latest version of the tool. The file name should be something like "Multi.OEM.Project.Build.05.02.2018.zip".



  • Extract the zip file to a folder on your computer or device. You can use any extraction software, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. The folder name should be something like "Multi.OEM.Project.Build.05.02.2018".



  • Delete or rename the old version of Multi OEM Project that you have on your computer or device. You can also backup it to another location if you want to keep it.



  • Copy and paste the new version of Multi OEM Project to the same location where you had the old version of Multi OEM Project on your computer or device.



  • Open the new version of Multi OEM Project and check its contents. You should see several files and folders, such as "MultiOEM.exe", "MRPConfigCreator.exe", "$oem$", "Brands", "Docs", "Extras", "Tools", etc.



  • You have successfully downloaded and updated Multi OEM Project to the latest version. You can now use it to brand your Windows installation with the new features and improvements.



Supported brands and editions for Multi OEM Project




Multi OEM Project supports over 150 brands for Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10, 11, and Server editions. Here is a table that shows some of the supported brands and editions for Multi OEM Project:


Brand Editions ----- -------- Acer Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Asus Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Dell Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate HP Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Lenovo Home Basic, Home Premium Lenovo Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Samsung Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Sony Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Toshiba Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Alienware Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate CyberPowerPC Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate iBUYPOWER Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Razer Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate MSI Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Gigabyte Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Apple Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Google Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Microsoft Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Windows 11 Home, Pro, Enterprise Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise Windows 8.x Core, Pro, Enterprise Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate Windows Vista Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 R2 This is not a complete list of the supported brands and editions for Multi OEM Project. You can find the full list of the supported brands and editions in the "Brands" folder of Multi OEM Project on your Windows media or ISO file. You can also use MRP Config Creator to add or remove any brand or edition that you want to support for Multi OEM Project.


Conclusion and recommendations




Summary of the main points




In this article, we have explained what Multi OEM Project is, how it works, what are its benefits, and how to use it to brand your Windows installation. We have also covered the latest version and updates of Multi OEM Project and the supported brands and editions for Multi OEM Project. Here are the main points that we have discussed:


  • Multi OEM Project is a tool that allows you to apply different themes and logos to your Windows system depending on the brand of your computer or device.



  • Multi OEM Project uses the $oem$ folder method to copy and apply the branding files and settings to your Windows system during the installation process.



  • Multi OEM Project supports over 150 brands for Windows Vista, 7, 8.x, 10, 11, and Server editions. It also supports both BIOS and UEFI modes, both x86 and x64 architectures, and both online and offline activation methods.



  • Multi OEM Project is easy to use and does not require any installation or registration. You just need to download and extract it, copy the $oem$ folder to your Windows media or ISO file, and install Windows with Multi OEM Project.



  • Multi OEM Project allows you to customize various aspects of your Windows system, such as the wallpaper, the screensaver, the sounds, the icons, the registry entries, and more. You can also use MRP Config Creator to create your own branding themes and settings for Multi OEM Project.



  • Multi OEM Project is free and open-source, and you can download it from its official website or GitHub repository. You can also contact its developer mxman2k or visit the My Digital Life Forums for more information and support.



Pros and cons of Multi OEM Project




Multi OEM Project is a great tool for branding your Windows installation, but it also has some pros and cons that you should consider before using it. Here are some of them:


Pros Cons ---- ---- It makes your Windows installation look more professional and personalized. It may cause some errors or issues with your Windows syste


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