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Windows 7: Processor Name - Change

Processor Name - Change

How to Change the Displayed Name of the Processor in Windows 7, XP, and Vista
Published by Aero
05 Aug 2010
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How to Change the Displayed Name of the Processor in Windows 7, XP, and Vista

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This short tutorial will teach you how to change your computer's processor's name. For example, before my computer's processor's name was displayed as Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.80 GHZ. After the simple hack, I changed the name to i7 @ 2.80GHZ. The processors new hacked name doesnt have to be a name of a real processor, you can name it something silly!

I have made a video on how to do this step by step, you can watch the video at the bottom of this tutorial .
warning   Warning
In this tutorial we will be changing some registry values. Incorrectly following this tutorial could result in a damaged OS. I have done this tutorial myself and haven't experienced any problems.




Step One: Open up the Registry editor (RegEdit).
First, click Start, and search RegEdit (Windows 7/Vista). Open up regedit when the search has found it.


Step Two: On the left hand column in Registry Editor, open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, under it,
open up: Hardware->DESCRIPTION->System->CentralProcessor->1


Step Three: Now you can see a few lines of text on your right side in Registry Editor. Double-Click the one that is named "ProcessorNameString". A small box will pop-up, and you can change the processor's name to anything you like. After your done, press enter and close Registry Editor.


Step Four: Now we will see what we have changed under Windows.
Open Start, and Right-Click Computer, then click Properties in the Context Menu


Step Five: You can see your processor name changed to what ever you changed it to .


Troubleshooting: If the processor name did not change, Do step one, but on Step Two, instead of going into the number 1, go into number 0, and follow the rest of the Tutorial

Video: (Sorry for bad quality screen capture )





05 Aug 2010   #1
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Respectfully: The video may be low quality, it is very hard to read the registry keys and see just what you are doing. I even went to YouTube and tried viewing it there with the extra options, even full screen it is difficult to read. Good job on the video like the music and fades.

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05 Aug 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Absolutely a waste of time in my opinion.
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05 Aug 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Absolutely a waste of time in my opinion.
What are you talking about. You know how impressed you would be if someone had a i7-980X Extreme Edition with a WEI score of 4.5.
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05 Aug 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

and you said that with a straight face.
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06 Aug 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Was I supposed to?

BTW Aero, I am not trying to say anything bad about your tutorial at all. Just joking around.
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06 Aug 2010   #6
Aero

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Its okay . I know the video is extremely bad, so i will be re-making the video.
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06 Aug 2010   #7
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Why would you want to do this ?
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