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  • Ada Schuppe

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    June 13, 2021 at 6:16 pm
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    Hi, this may sound like a weird request, but I want to rename my processor name which is displayed in the Windows property.

    Reason: Currently I have applied for a job (work from home) which requires me to have a processor of i5 or higher. However, the machine I have has the i3 (8th generation) processor. The system check engineer is just checking from the system properties and I cannot purchase a new processor now as I am unemployed. For the time being, I need this deception.

  • Darion Larson

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    June 13, 2021 at 10:28 pm
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    I cannot even begin explaining why it is a bad idea.

    First of all, I am pretty sure the organisation has these requirements cause they are required for you to accomplish your tasks. Can you please tell us what is your job? So we can assist you better?

    If your organisation has a setup that is not supported by your system, you’ll be in hot waters. However, here’s how you can achieve what you’re looking for:

    1. Open Notepad.

    2. Copy and paste the exact code given below:-

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0]
    “ProcessorNameString”=”My Processor name 50000MHz”

    To change the processor name, edit the part of the code given in blue. Also understand that \0 in the above code should only be present if Windows store your processor name at that location. Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the above mentioned keys to check whether or not to include the \0.

    3. Click on File Menu, click on Save As and select “All Types” in the Save as Type option. Save the file as ProcessorNameChange.reg or *.reg.

    4. Create a new shortcut on your desktop. Enter regedit / S “Location of the .reg file” as the location of the item. For example, enter regedit /SC:\Processor Name.reg” if your registry file is located in the root of C:\ drive.

    5. Copy the created Shortcut file.

    6. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (in Windows XP) or to C:\Users\ User-Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Also remember that AppData is a hidden folder.) if C: is your System drive.

    7. Paste the copied file.

    This registry file would now execute each time when Windows starts and the Processor Name String would be modified each time. This means that even upon restarting your computer, you will see that the changed processor name is permanent.

  • Pradipta Sarkar

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    June 13, 2021 at 10:11 pm
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    Using a registry hack, you can change the name of your CPU to what you desire.

    Open Regedit, navigate to HKEY_Local_Machine > Hardware > Description > System >Central Processor. If you have multiple cores, you will need to choose 0. You can modify the “Processor Name” string to the name you choose.

    But remember every time you restart the machine, it will display the original processor name.

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