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How to Change CPU Name on Windows 10

Published by Soufiane Sabiri | Categories : Computers - Tips & Tricks - Computers - Windows 10

Bored with your old processor?

Do you want to change your computer’s processor but can’t afford it?

In this easy tutorial you will learn how to change the name of your PC’s processor, and not only that, you can change it to the best processor in the world!

All this via the Registry Editor… Regedit.

You will also learn how to make this change permanent ;)

Let’s go!

Change the Processor’s Name Temporarily

Open your Run prompt using Windows+R key combination.

Type in regedit and hit Enter.

regedit

Go to this path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor

Double-click on ProcessorNameString on the right pane for the key 0 under CentralProcessor.

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 1 processornamestring

Change the name of your processor as you wish, be creative ;)

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 2 processornamestring registry

Open System using Windows+Pause key combination.

You will find your processor’s new name there!

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Change the Processor’s Name Permanently

Create a new reg file using notepad with this in it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0]
"ProcessorNameString"="Easytutorial(TM) i9-9700K CPU @ 4.00GHz"
change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 4 regedit reg

Go to “File“> “Save As…

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 5 save as

Save the file to a safe place.

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 6 save as reg

Run it to make sure it works properly.

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You should see this confirmation.

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 8 are you sure

Schedule the Task to Change CPU’s Name on Logon

Search for the Task Scheduler in Start.

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 9 task scheduler start

Click on “Create Basic Task…“.

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 10 create basic task

Type a name for your basic task.

Click “Next“.

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Choose “When I log on” as a trigger. Click “Next“.

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 12 trigger when i log on

Click “Next“.

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 13 start a program

Select your .reg file you just created and click “Next“.

change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 14 select file program reg
change cpu processor name windows system settings easy tutorial 15 select reg

Now you are done!

Whenever you turn on your computer you will get the same CPU name.

Disable the Task

If you want to stop this trick, just click on the Task Scheduler Library and disable the task you created.

You can also find the tasks created under this path:

%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
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If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below!

Thanks for sharing in advance and have a nice day ;)

Soufiane Sabiri - Easytutorial.com


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Author: Soufiane Sabiri

Soufiane is a young computer scientist and specialist in web design, knows a lot of things in the computer world. This enthusiast enjoys helping people innovate and learn more about the IT world...

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  • Monzer says:

    Hello,
    How can I know if the vandor has changed these info??
    I installed cpu z and checked it all fine!
    Can this process also tweak cpu z readings??
    please I need answer!!!

  • steve says:

    Hello,
    how to change hard disk serial no on pc without using harddisk spoofer

  • Moosa says:

    Do you know how this trick can work on windows 11insider Program running machines? for me this current one didn’t work.

    Thank you,

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