Change Processor Name Permanently

A while ago on Tweak And Trick, I published an article on changing your processor name. But recently, Anil Kumar pointed out that the trick only changed the name temporarily.

After a user restarts his computer, the name reverted back to original which is obvious as each time Windows boots, it checks the connected hardware and updates the registry value automatically. So, changing the processor name using the earlier article did not have permanent results.

Thus, the cool processor name you had earlier again reverted back to the boring old one.

Change Processor Name Permanently

Problem: To, make the name change permanent, it was required to update the Processor Name String registry key every time Windows starts.

Solution: It is very easy to change your processor name permanently by creating a registry key and placing a shortcut to it in the Windows start up folder. To do so, just follow the steps given below:-

Steps :-
1.  Open Notepad.
2.  Copy and paste the exact code given below:-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"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 stores 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 at any convenient location.
4.  Create a new shortcut on your Desktop by right clicking on an empty area > New > Shortcut. Enter regedit /S "Location of the .reg file" with quotes as the location of the item in the next dialog box. For example: Enter regedit /S "C:\ProcessorNameChange.reg" if your registry file is located at the root of C:\ drive.

Processor Name

5. Cut 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.)  if C: is your System drive. Do note that AppData is a hidden folder. So, you will need to select showing hidden files and folders in Folder options to locate it. If you have trouble locating the Startup folder, press Windows key+R keyboard, type shell:startup in the following Run dialog box and press Enter to directly open the Startup folder.
7. Paste the file that you have cut in the Startup folder.

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.

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