[SOLVED] Tool for changing USB Device display (Friendly) name in Device Manager?

Kenshiro70

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I've got a couple of gaming keyboards and mice on my machine, and identifying which is which in Device Manager is extremely irritating. If I look in Device Manager, all I see is multiple "HID Keyboard Device" and "HID-compliant mouse" entries.

I know there's a convoluted way to change the display name (aka Friendly name) via regedit. Is there an easier tool I could use? In a perfect world, you could export and import those names, since they get reset with the major updates.
 

wpgwpg

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Control Panel -> Devices and Printers shows mice and the Keyboards applet shows keyboards, but I don't see much difference between that and Device Manager. My Logitech keyboard and mice are correctly identified in both, so I guess it depends on whether Windows recognizes the brand you have. However I don't see anything in any of these places where you could change the name unfortunately.
 

ninja883

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Have you tried uninstalling those devices? Windows should reinstall them immediately and hopefully, display the right names. I had such an issue with my monitor and this did the trick.
 

wpgwpg

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Control Panel -> Devices and Printers shows mice and the Keyboards applet shows keyboards, but I don't see much difference between that and Device Manager. My Logitech keyboard and mice are correctly identified in both, so I guess it depends on whether Windows recognizes the brand you have. However I don't see anything in any of these places where you could change the name unfortunately.
 

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