How to Change Your Processor Name Permanently


Guys Today We Will see How to Change Your Processor Name PERMANENTLY.

The Word “Permanently” is In Capital Words Because you might know the trick To Change The Name of Your Processor Temperarily. Which Reverts back to Original Name When You Restart Your Computer, But today I will Show you How to Change it Peramanently.

To Change the name  Permanently is Easy You Just have to Create a Registry key, Make a Shortcut Of it and Place it in Startup Folder.

Follow The Below Easy Steps.

Step 1: Open Notepad and Paste the Below Code.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

“ProcessorNameString”=”Your Processor Name 50000MHz”

Note : Change “Your Processor Name” To Whatever name You Want it To Give. Also Understand That \0 Should Be Present If Windows Stores your Processor name at that location. I recommend you better open Register edit by typing “Regedit” in Run Command and Navigate To above keys To Confirm It is Present.

Step 2: After You Copy Paste The Above Code in notepad and Give the name of your choice to the processor, Its time to save it. Save it as with any name but with the Extention .reg For eg : Yourprocessorname.reg  Also Make sure you Choose “All Types” in Save as Type.

Step 3: Now its time to Create A Shortcut To This File. Right click on Desktop Then New > Shortcut

Now in the location of the item, Type  regedit / S “Location of yourprocessorname.reg file”
For Eg : if your Saved File is in ” D ” Drive Then Type regedit /S “D:\yourprocessorname.reg”  
Name it.

Step 4: Now Its to Time To PlaceThe Created Shortcut in Startup Folder. Copy The shortcut and Navigate to Startup folder and paste it.

For Xp Users > C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

For 7/8 Users > C:\Users\ User-Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Note: AppData is a hidden folder so unhide it first By clicking on Folder option> View and Check Show Hidden Files/Folders and Drives.

Thats it now this Registry File Will Execute on Every Startup and The Processor name Will not Be Reverted Back.


11 thoughts on “How to Change Your Processor Name Permanently

  • August 17, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I tried it didn’t work.when I restart windows it display the old processor name.Please can someone help me?

    • November 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      it works on win xp, win 7, and 8 , but not 8.1

  • November 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, you people commenting aren’t very bright are you?

    @Rakesh . . . when you reinstall an OS you wipe all the data on the drive, and since the CPU name is detected and stored in the registry, which is wiped out, obviously it won’t stick. I mean seriously?

    To the rest of you who don’t understand why it’s helpful. If you don’ know why it’d be useful, why are you here reading about it? There are many uses, one being to rename the CPU to something older/slower in academic machines to deter CPU theft when running a high-end chip.

    Get a clue or get away

  • August 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    It is not truly permanent as it is executed every time you boot up. So, if you removed the shortcut from the start up folder your system will show the default processor name. Fun to do. Any real value to it, other than the coolness factor, nope. It might be able to hide some of your system info from prying eyes but if they dump your registry they’ll see the fraud.

  • August 1, 2013 at 8:44 am

    and What if I want to reverse the whole process ? I mean, Can I give the default name back to the mp as it was before ??

    • August 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

      If I were you before I do this I’d create a system image and if you want the original processor’s name back you can restore the image to get everything as it was or re-install the OS & start everything from fresh.

    • July 10, 2013 at 6:13 am

      No Rakesh, If you Reinstall your OS, Then It will Not be There. You will have to Follow the above process again.


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