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How to change the printer icon displayed in the Control Panel

My "generic" USB hub is shown as a photo camera (both name and icon) in Windows 7 Devices and Printers (in Control Panel). That specific camera model was connected to that USB hub once. The hub works as expected, and all property pages are available, it just uses a wrong name and icon.

How can I fix this issue and prevent it from happening again in the future?

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Kyle, random Jan 14 '12 at 4:42

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Apparently this is some kind of a Windows or driver bug. The solution for changing the printer icon in Control Panel didn't work as this device's icon and name is not stored in C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache\en-US.

I resolved this by doing the following:

  1. Went to device properties, driver tab.
  2. Uninstalled the driver.
  3. Unplugged the USB hub and plugged it again, so it is re-discovered by Windows.
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