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I've just connected a Bluetooth mobile phone to my Vista laptop.

The modem has been beautifully named: "Standard Modem over Bluetooth link #3".

What do I do, short of editing the registry, to rename the device?

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In registry, you can do this, but I don't recommending do this, because this change has many bad consequences.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Enum

And here is list of devices in categories. Each device has DeviceInstanceID.

Name is under DriverDesc or FriendlyName and you can change.

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I know how to do it using the registry. I was hoping for a way to do it without. –  Tomalak Jul 25 '09 at 10:31
    
I suppose there is no other way. –  Tomalak Jul 30 '09 at 12:41

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