How to Change System Product Name in Windows 11

The system product name is different from the system name. Here is how to change the system product name in Windows 11.

The computer or system product name is different from the computer name itself. Generally, manufacturers use the system product name to differentiate a product or device line-up from other products. If you are wondering, when searching for drivers and other computable manufacturer software, knowing the system product name is quite helpful. It will allow you to download the exact software your system needs.

Considering the importance and usefulness of the system product name, Windows 11 displays it prominently and in multiple palaces. One of those places where Windows 11 shows the system product name is the Settings app header. If you open the Settings app, you will see the system product name right under the computer name on the header.

The problem is, the system name often doesn’t look good with its alphanumeric and special characters like underscore and dashes.

For example, my laptop’s product name is “VivoBook_ASUSLaptop TP420IA_TM420IA.” As you can see, it’s not pretty. You can easily change the system product name in Windows 11 to whatever text you want if you think the same. For instance, you can use your name or a company’s name. Once you change the system product name, Windows 11 shows the modified product name in all places, including the Settings app.

system product name in Windows 11

If you are wondering, even after changing the system product name, you can still find the original name underneath the laptop, on the motherboard, and in the user manual. So, you shouldn’t have difficulty finding compatible software using the system product name.

So, without further ado, let me show you how to change the system product name in Windows 11 in simple and easy steps.

Change system product name in Windows 11

To modify the system product name in Windows 11, we need to make a couple of registry changes. It is pretty easy to do.

That being said, please back up the registry before making changes to it. It will serve as a backup plan and help you restore the registry if something goes wrong.

Here are the steps to change the system product name:

  1. Press the Start key on your keyboard.
  2. Search and open the “Registry Editor.”
  3. Expand the “HKEY_Machine” folder.
  4. Go to the “Software > Microsoft > Windows” folder.
  5. Go to the “CurrentVersion > OEMInformation” folder.
  6. Right-click on the “OEMInformation” folder.
  7. Select the “New > String value” option.
  8. Name the new value as “Model.”
  9. Double-click on the “Model” value.
  10. Type the name of your choice in the “Value Data” field.
  11. Click “Ok.”
  12. Close the Registry Editor.
  13. Reboot the computer.
  14. With that, you have changed the system product name.

Same steps with a bit more detail and screenshots:

First, open the Registry Editor. In the traditional Windows-style, you can do it in multiple ways. Search for it in the Start menu or press the “Windows key + R” shortcut to open the Run dialog box, type “regedit” in the blank field, and click the “Ok” button.

open registry editor

We need to go to the “OEMInformation” folder in the Registry Editor. For that, please copy the below path, paste it in the address bar and press the Enter key on your keyboard. Doing that will take you to the target folder.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

go to the OEMInformation folder

Once you are here, we need to create a new string value. To do that, right-click on the “OEMInformation” folder on the sidebar and select the “New > String Value” option. This action will create a new string value on the right panel.

Right-click on the new value and select the “Rename” option. Change its name to “Model” and press Enter to confirm it.

create model value

Now, double-click on the Model value. This will open the Edit Value window. Here, type the name of your choice in the “Value Data” field and click the “Ok” button to confirm it. For example, I chose to set the product name as “WindowsLoop.”

change system product name in Windows 11

With that, you are done with all the changes you need to make. Close the Registry Editor.

You don’t have to restart the computer to see the changes. However, restarting will make sure all the changes are applied.

So, reboot Windows 11 if possible. Alternatively, you can also restart the Explorer process.

After that, open the Settings app with the “Windows key + I” shortcut, and you should see the new system product name under the computer name on the header.

system product name changed in Windows 11

You will also see the new product name in other places too.

It is that simple to change the system product name in Windows 11.

Restore system product name to its default in Windows 11

If you no longer want to use a custom product name or like to restore the original system product name for whatever reason, you can do that by reverting the changes you just made. i.e., deleting the “Model” value in the Registry Editor. To do that, back up the registry before making changes and follow the below steps.

  1. Press the “Windows key + R” shortcut.
  2. Type “regedit” and click “Ok.”
  3. Expand the “HKEY_Machine” folder.
  4. Go to the “Software > Microsoft > Windows” folder.
  5. Go to the “CurrentVersion > OEMInformation” folder.
  6. Right-click on the “Model” value on the right panel.
  7. Select the “Delete” option.
  8. Click the “Yes” or “Ok” if prompted.
  9. Close the Registry Editor.
  10. With that, you have restored the original system product name.

Detailed steps:

Since we need to make changes to the Registry Editor, open it from the Start menu or execute the “regedit” Run command. After opening the Registry Editor, copy the below path, paste it in the address bar and press the “Enter.”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

Once you are here, find the “Model” value on the right panel, right-click on it and select the “Delete” option. If prompted, click the “Yes” or “Ok” button to confirm your action.

delete model value

Finally, close the Registry Editor, and the original system product name is restored. You can see it in the Settings app’s header, right under the computer name. If you don’t, you might have to reboot the computer.

restore original system product name in Windows 11

That is it. It is that simple to change the system product name in Windows 11.

I hope this simple Windows 11 how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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