Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC
This is very annoying and can't be handled using regedit to rename the Device ID this is very simple to do but hard to find the solution, so here it is for all of Fixya.
Go to the command prompt (Windows + R) then type cmd and enter the lines below the last one will start the devmgmt console you will see the window title change or use THIS batch file for simplicity.
OR to make the change permanent copy these lines and paste them into a reg file use the text edit and save as show.nonpresent.devices.reg as shown here this will place them in Environment Variable so you don't need to keep using the DOS prompt as above.
OR If you prefer to do this manually set this in the Environment Variables
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