How to Change CPU Name on Windows 10

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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.

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

Open System using Windows+Pause key combination.

You will find your processor’s new name there!

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"

Go to “File“> “Save As…

Save the file to a safe place.

Run it to make sure it works properly.

You should see this confirmation.

Schedule the Task to Change CPU’s Name on Logon

Search for the Task Scheduler in Start.

Click on “Create Basic Task…“.

Type a name for your basic task.

Click “Next“.

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

Click “Next“.

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

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

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below!

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



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  • 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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