OEM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an OEM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .OEM files.

What is an OEM file?

OEM is an acronym for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Files that contain the .oem file extension are most commonly associated with the Windows operating system Original Equipment Manufacturer files. These files are often distributed by second parties and are used during the text-mode setup of the Windows system and when a user installs drivers for devices that are connected to a Windows-based computer.

OEM files contain a list of hardware components and registry keys that are used on the computer. The information stored within these files is required to booth the user's machine. Without the proper OEM files, the user's machine will not boot properly.

How to open OEM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension OEM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different OEM openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension OEM

While we know of one file format using the .OEM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .OEM file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of OEM files. Remember, different programs may use OEM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Crestron SIMPL WindowCrestron SIMPL WindowUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
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SIMPL WindowsSIMPL WindowsUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with OEM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with OEM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!