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Thursday, December 23, 2010

How to Change the Displayed Name of the Processor in Windows 7, XP, and Vista


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 doesn't have to be a name of a real processor, you can name it something silly!

This tutorial will work on Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP.

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

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

This tutorial will work on Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP


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