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Change device name in Device Manager

It's been edited! (nice guide, might have used it when I had 2 identical monitors)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ever bothered you that Windows does not recognize your device properly and instead just gives out in Device Manager something like

 

HID Complaint mouse

 

HID Keyboard device

 

Or worse, there's more than 1 and you can not differentiate as they all have that same name like this example below

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Let's get to it

 

Step 1: Know which one is the right device

 

Right click on each device 

Hit disable

If it stops functioning you know you found the right one

You will need to re-navigate with your keyboard or mouse (depending on which device you disabled) to re-enable it again

 

Step 2: Finding the driver key

 

Right click on the device you just found

Go to Properties

Go to Details tab

Under Property drop down go to Driver key

Right click on the value that's been highlighted and click copy

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Step 3: Regedit time

Fire up Registry Editor

(C:\Windows\regedit.exe or search regedit)

 

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > ControlSet001 > ENUM

 

We need to get permission of it first

 

Right click on ENUM folder > Permissions

 

Press Advanced

 

On top you should see Owner: xxxxx

 

Press Change

 

Go through a series of confusing stuff that I put in a single image

 

Press Advanced after the Select User or Group box appears

Then we need to find it. Press Find Now.

Find your current username . Highlight it and hit OK.

When returning to Select User or Group box  you should see in the Enter the object name to select box your computer name slash your username

Hit OK again. Then keep hitting OK until you exit out of everything (except regedit duh).

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Now, right click on ENUM folder and select Find...

 

Paste your recently copied Driver key

 

Hit OK. It should auto jump you to a folder.

 

Press Edit > New > String Value

 

Value name will be FriendlyName

Value data will be the name you wish to display

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(if you can't do it and got an error you must have messed up somewhere during the process of giving access to the folder. I suggest looking up on how to give permission to regedit folder)

 

Hit OK.

 

Now go back to Device Manager

 

Press Scan for hardware changes on the top bar

 

And enjoy

 

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uhh...

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no? xD 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Ryan_Vickers said:

uhh...

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no? xD 

I made the topic yesterday and fell asleep

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Cool guide tho :) 

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Posted · Original PosterOP · Best Answer

It's been edited! (nice guide, might have used it when I had 2 identical monitors)

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