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Windows 7: How do I change the name that shows up as the device name in autoplay?

13 Nov 2011   #1
HowardWoodard

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
How do I change the name that shows up as the device name in autoplay?

Yesterday I updated my and my wife's iPhones to 5.01 -- now that is a nightmare story in itself. I could never get it to work on my PC -- simply would not install the mobile device drivers no matter what I tried. I was able to update both phones on another Windows 7 PC we have.

Now, when the original PC detects my iPhone and pops up autoplay it has the device name for my wife's phone. The phone itself shows that it is configured with the correct name.

Where does Windows 7 pull the device name from? It has the wrong name in the device properties General tab but even though I can select the field and select the text in it I cannot change it.

Thanks in advance,

Howard


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13 Nov 2011   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

should be able to right click on it in my computer and change it under properties.

my 16gb usb stick is still called "adamspoosti" my friend she tried to end it with stick, but ran out of letters lol
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14 Nov 2011   #3
HowardWoodard

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi and thanks for your reply. I didn't make it clear in my first post but I'm unable to change the device name in properties. The field show up, I can place the cursor in it, I can select the text, but nothing happens when I type. It will not let me change the contents. I can change the name of all other devices just as you say.
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14 Nov 2011   #4
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Maybe its another one of IOS's restrictions.

Unless its showing the same name in itunes? As you can name the phone there.

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01 Jan 2012   #5
diek

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Following

I am having the same problem.
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01 Jan 2012   #6
diek

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The fix can be found at the following link, wrong-iphone-name-showing-my-computer-4.html
"Type regedit into your search bar and bring up Registry editor. Go to the the very top with My Computer. Now go to Edit and Find. Type in the whole offending name that is bugging you, i.e. Soandso's iPhone and hit find. After it searches your registry and finds the first name select it and Edit the Name. I copy/pasted it for all the next steps. After you have found the first name don't stop there. Use F3 to find next Name in registry and So on and so fourth until you have replaced every offending name in your whole registry with the Name you want to show up i.e. Tom's iPhone or whatever? Repeat all of these steps if you have more than one name showing up in your devices? Worked 100% for me. Close regedit and reboot (very important for changes.) Plug your iPhone back in and enjoy all your names back to normal."
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28 Jun 2012   #7
HowardWoodard

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sorry. Even though I followed this advice I failed to provide feedback or an update.

It worked. ...but I don't know why. Doesn't it get these names from the phone itself and doesn't it associate that name with the phone's specific hardware ID?


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28 Jun 2012   #8
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

It should get the name of the phone from what you set it in iTunes when you hook it to the computer.
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