Every time one plugs in the same usb wireless adapter in a new usb port, Windows creates new network device with auto-generated sequence number which looks like this
Wireless-N USB Network Adapter #2,
Wireless-N USB Network Adapter #3, ...
The name of a device is being displayed as part of network's information in Control Panel|Network Connections.
How can I get rid of this sequence number?
I found out device name which is displayed in network's information is kept in the FriendlyName REG_SZ value under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\USB\VID_[device specific string]\[usb port specific string]
However when I try to modify this value I get error
Cannot edit FriendlyName: Error writing the value's new contents.
I tried to delete extra keys under
Cannot delete KEY NAME: Error while deleting key. error. Trying to solve this problem I followed this answer but trying to change owner with Replace owner on subcontainers and objects option checked I got this error -
Registry Editor could not set owner on the currently selected, or some of its subkeys. To find out which subkey is the source of problem I tried changing owner of each subkey. After successfully changing owner of
Properites subkey I saw it has subkeys which were previously hidden.
Now trying to change owner of these subkeys looks like this:
Any idea how to delete these keys?