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Windows 7: Change the name of a device in device manager

11 Dec 2013   #1
riffwraith

W7 64 Ult
 
 
Change the name of a device in device manager

Found this tutorial on the W8 forum:

TUTORIAL: How to change device names in Device Manager

Seems easy enough. Can someone confirm that this works in W7 the same way?

Thanks in advance.


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12 Dec 2013   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yes, "FriendlyName" is used throughout Windows 7 too except there's no need to go through all the Permission steps. At least not for a personal PC. Use the same Driver Key search to find the device. This is a Registry patch so take all the usual precautions.
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12 Dec 2013   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Oops!
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12 Dec 2013   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ops???????? Oh, ok. I see. :)

It's there. You have to look for the key. It's not for the clumsy though. :) My problem is that I have about 6-7 HID devices and it's tough to determine which is which. You can also use it to change the name for Monitors that show as "Generic PnP Monitor". It's handy if the default INF names bother you that much.
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12 Dec 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Ops???????? Oh, ok. I see. :)

It's there. You have to look for the key. It's not for the clumsy though. :) My problem is that I have about 6-7 HID devices and it's tough to determine which is which. You can also use it to change the name for Monitors that show as "Generic PnP Monitor". It's handy if the default INF names bother you that much.
Yep mate I made a real hash of the reply after taking completely the wrong way so I took it out
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