I cannot change the monitor name.  


  1. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 64-bit
       #1

    I cannot change the monitor name.


    Hi guys, I am using Windows 10 Pro. But I couldn't find changing the monitor name. As you can see in the image, I want to change the name "Casper". It can be with the regedit method, or another method. I'm waiting for your help.I cannot change the monitor name.-12.pngI cannot change the monitor name.-unbenannt.png

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    No one to help?
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  2. NMI
    Posts : 1,094
    Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2
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    See TUTORIAL: How to change device names in Device Manager (Read Windows 10 comments in post #10)

    Ztruker said:
    The Windows 8 tutorial works on Windows 10, I just tried it. My Display said Generic PNP Monitor. I added the FriendlyName string value to it's registry settings per the tutorial and it now says Samsung C27F398 Curved Monitor.
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  3. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #3

    FYI,

    On a desktop PC, if your monitor says Generic PNP Monitor, you've not loaded the monitor's driver. I've an NEC monitor which is identified as an NEC monitor because I installed the monitor's driver....

    I cannot change the monitor name.-device-manager-showing-monitor.jpg

    And yes.... monitor's can have their own drivers!!! Here's that Samsung's monitor's drivers: Curved LED Monitor (CF39x Series) | Owner Information & Support | Samsung US
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  4. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    NMI said:
    See TUTORIAL: How to change device names in Device Manager (Read Windows 10 comments in post #10)
    This method only changes its name in Device Manager. The Devices and Printers section is still the same. Some places still appear as Casper...
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  5. Posts : 2,609
    Windows 10
       #5

    The monitor is plug and play and EDID information is sent to the PC to which it is connected.
    That Samsung monitor "driver" is actually the INF file, colour profile ICM, and an extra Samsung application. The latter you may or may not want.

    The monitor name is in the INF.
    Basically just extract the INF, ICM and CAT files and install that.

    The Samsung Monitor setup EXE may give you that choice, no idea.

    I have a Dell monitor which has separate downloads for the INF ("driver") and a Dell App. However that was not necessary as the INF was auto-downloaded and installed when first connected. The model name and so forth was as it should be.
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  6. NMI
    Posts : 1,094
    Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2
       #6

    Bromance902 said:
    This method only changes its name in Device Manager. The Devices and Printers section is still the same. Some places still appear as Casper...
    Even after a restart?
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  7. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    NMI said:
    Even after a restart?
    Unfortunately it didn't work, it continues to appear with the same name.

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    @sygnus21 and @Helmut Thank you for your suggestions. I will consider these.
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  8. Posts : 5,893
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #8

    Helmut said:
    The Samsung Monitor setup EXE may give you that choice, no idea.
    The setup exe should also work. And depending on what exe package you download may include other utilities for the monitor, not just the color profile and driver.

    To me, not installing the software (to include drivers) for your monitor is just hindering it.

    Good luck.
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  9. Posts : 28
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Hey, it's me again. I still haven't found a solution. What I'm curious about is, can we change this name to any reg entry?
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