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Thread: Change processor name in device manager, is it possible?




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    I need to change the processor name in the device manager Win XP PRO
    I dont want the real processor name .

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    I doubt that you can do it, as Windows will scan the hardware when you reboot and post the correct entry name. It polls the hardware directly for the info. As an example, add more ram, and watch Windows display the new amount when you reboot. I am really curious though as to why you would want to do this as I can think of nothing but neferious reasons off-hand.

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    I'm sure there is, but it's probably complex and involves h4><0ring some source code in Windows. You can't just go and swap in a different CPU name.
    If this is bugging you, you can always just get Win2k and use that. It doesn't even have the CPU in device manager.

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    ive seen a way of changing it in the my computer properties page but not the device manager.
    it required changing some registry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casstony
    I need to change the processor name in the device manager Win XP PRO
    I dont want the real processor name .
    you 'need' to? I doubt that. who are you trying to fool anyway?

    KoolDrew, when you change software like was recently done, links often end up broken

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01001101
    KoolDrew, when you change software like was recently done, links often end up broken
    Whoops... I was in the middle of clean-up chores and already removed the posts about the spammer. Sorry.

    I'll agree with Binary M here... the only reason one would likely want to make these changes is if they were trying to lie about a system. I can only hope the intent isn't for profit.
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