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How to Change Network ADAPTER name, not connection

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Last response: in Windows 7
August 26, 2010 3:51:11 AM

Hey guys, its been a while. I have a small annoyance in my Windows 7 PC. The device names for my two network adapters (yes two, physically 2 ethernet ports) are ridiculously long. So long that any time I actually need to know which is which (they are identical until the very end where one has a "#2" at the end) I can't tell because they get cut off.

I need to cut out some of the meaningless and useless designation from the names but I don't know how.

And when I say ADAPTERS I absolutely mean ADAPTERS. These names are found in the Device manager not network connections.

Please, I am not averse to editing the registry if that is what it takes.

More about : change network adapter connection

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a b $ Windows 7
August 26, 2010 7:09:10 AM

The adatper name is stored in a few places in the registry. You could try just searching for it and changing every occurrence. But I'm not about to try this, so do it at your own risk.
September 5, 2010 12:44:53 AM

Best answer selected by guardianangel42.
a b $ Windows 7
September 5, 2010 4:14:21 PM

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