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I do not want to show my processor's name to others. So i want to edit the registry for the process's name in devicemanager. How can i do that or where is the registry key for the processor's name in devicemanager?

I use windows 7 professional 32 bit.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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What do you mean by the "processor's name"? –  David Schwartz Mar 27 '12 at 18:29
See my processor is "Pentium(R) Dual core" and i want to change it to e.g "My processor". Regards @David –  Logical Forhad Mar 27 '12 at 18:45
Why do you need to hide your processor type? –  Justin Dearing Mar 27 '12 at 18:45
I agree...what are you actually trying to accomplish here? This is likely to be impossible, but if we know the reasons you're attempting to do it, there might be a better way to approach this. –  Shinrai Mar 27 '12 at 18:58
I like to doing new things with my PC.You can say it as my hobby. It gives me pleasure. I like to solve problems programmatically. I am a programmer.Its a new thing and it is a problem to me.I want to solve this problem at any cost. There is nothing else behind it. Just a thirsty programmer wants to solve a problem. Thanks all. –  Logical Forhad Mar 27 '12 at 19:23

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You can edit the registry key:

HKLM\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0, Key ProcessorNameString to anything you want.

This will make your processor name on Win+Break change to the entered text on this registry key. However, next time you boot your system, your Windows will read the original processor name and chage it again. If you want to change "permanently" you need to create a script to change the text on the registry and execute it every boot. Here is a print of my sysem, I changed my processor name to "diogo"(my system is on Portuguese, Processador is the Processor Name):

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Ok thanks for replying. I can also do that. But i said from device manager not from system information option. Regards @Diago Rocha –  Logical Forhad Mar 27 '12 at 18:41
Hmm, sorry, didn't pay attention for that.. In this case I consider that it is impossible, this information is read directly from driver. –  Diogo Mar 27 '12 at 18:46
I agree that this is the only thing you can even remotely do; it's impossible to do much else. –  Shinrai Mar 27 '12 at 18:57
Thanks but if i want to hide the processor name option from device manager than what should i do? Any light buddy? And ** this information is read directly from driver** how can you say that? Any reliable source i would like to know. Regards @Diago Rocha –  Logical Forhad Mar 27 '12 at 19:02
Actually I told you that based on the fact that, if a device have no driver linked to it, it will show a generic device name, such as "PCI Controler" or "Unknown Device". It will never shows the name of the device unless it have a driver. –  Diogo Mar 27 '12 at 19:13

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