Clearing Company Name from BIOS

November 7, 2009 at 09:03:25
Specs: Windows XP, P4- 2.8 quad core 2gb

I would like to clear the Company Name from the BIOS.

Each time the computer starts up, it shows the company name on the startup splash screen.

It is an older Dell computer GX-260, and I did F2 to go into BIOS and I can see the field of where the company name is listed, but I do not have functionality to remove the name.

Thanks for your help


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#1
November 7, 2009 at 09:27:13

Which company names is this? Dell or the company that owns or used to own the machine.

Eirher way if it is in the BIOS there is no way of removing it without hacking into the BIOS and that is not something for the novice to attempt.

Stuart


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#2
November 7, 2009 at 10:19:17

Thanks for the reply StuartS... however, the question was not "what the best rating of my computer skills" IE:(novice)
but, how to clear the company name from the BIOS.

I noticed that you did not answer the question, so that leads me to believe you do not know the answer. (E for Effort!!)

I will research this on my own, find the answer to the original question and post the answer to help other "novices" like myself.
BTW, even though I have a career in IT, does not mean I know everything...

Here is the answer to the original question...
Go to ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/asset.com and download asset.com
You need to create a bootup CD or Floppy disk
The asset.com file needs to be on the bootup floppy or CD
Boot your computer from the floppy or CD
Once the computer is finished booting from the CD or Floppy and you get to the command prompt, type in:
asset /o /d (this deletes the Service Tag name from BIOS)
and also
asset /d (this deletes the Asset Tag name from BIOS)

THIS WAS ON A DELL COMPUTER AND I DID NOT RESEARCH IF THIS WILL WORK ON OTHER PC's


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#3
November 7, 2009 at 10:46:21

I do know the answer. I have put my own name into the BIOS and it is not a simple thing to do. The method used is different for every BIOS because the information will be stored in a different place. First you have to find where. Download the BIOS code. Make the alteration and then re-flash the BIOS. Make a mistake and your computers useless.

The method used to clear the service name and asset tag from a Dell will only work with a Dell. OEM BIOS codes are all different.

It says nothing about the company name you were asking about.

Stuart


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