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Hardware ID

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I'm trying to find my hardware ID for my monitor but can't find in anywhere.

Does anybody know how/where to find the MONITOR's hardware ID??

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Hardware_ID_monitor.jpg

This is how you would see it in Vista and Windows 7, as I remember it's also the same in XP.

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Yes I know about that part, but im looking for the big long number string for the hardware id.

For example the hardware id for my pc....9005eefa-dad1-53b4-baab-56ecfbf9d55c

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Thats not a hardware id it looks like a device class guid, all monitors would have the same number

{4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

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9005eefa-dad1-53b4-baab-56ecfbf9d55c

That isn't a Device ID nor a Vendor ID like ricktendo64 said. It has the same length and grouping as a GUID indeed but that's most likely the SMBIOS UUID.

As for monitors, they don't have a Vendor ID or Device ID like for PCI or USB devices. They use another format called EDID. That contains all the info you can get about a monitor. Then from the EDID, Windows derives a PnP ID which is like puntoMX showed (3 chars for mfg, 4 chars for device).

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Thats not a hardware id it looks like a device class guid, all monitors would have the same number

{4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

How do you know that is the ID for all monitors and where did you find the number at?

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How do you know that is the ID for all monitors

It isn't "the ID for all monitors" (and the number you have in post #3 likely wasn't even a GUID either). That's just a GUID related to monitors (a device class used by setup)

I've already explained how "the ID" works in my previous post.

Then again, we have no idea what you're trying to accomplish, so this is likely all pointless.

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anyways that long number has nothing to do with monitors, that is something for KEYBOARDS

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What do you need it for?

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anyways that long number has nothing to do with monitors, that is something for KEYBOARDS

You mean the GUID ricktendo64 wrote? Nope, that *is* a GUID for the monitor class (which again, is not an "ID" at all, just a broad device class). The GUID for he Keyboard class is {4d36e96b-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

Why don't you describe what you're trying to do? Then perhaps we can actually help in a meaningful way.

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What do you need it for?

To try and change the icon in the DEVICES AND PRINTERS page manually.

I already did it for my computer icon.

You mean the GUID ricktendo64 wrote? Nope, that *is* a GUID for the monitor class (which again, is not an "ID" at all, just a broad device class). The GUID for he Keyboard class is {4d36e96b-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

Yeah sorry about that keyboard/monitor number mixup, you are right about that.

OKAY

to change the icons in the DEVICES AND PRINTERS page, manually

i already done the computer icon, pic is attached

any ideas

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I see people editing ddores.dll to do that, how are you doing it, are you doing it in the registry?

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The generic icons (as in, not for device stage) like for the monitor are likely stored inside some resource DLL (ddores.dll perhaps)

Knowing it was related to that, your post would likely belong better in the "customizing windows" section.

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I am NOT doing any DLL hacks/edits OR any registry edits

I make a couple of xml files and devicemetadata-ms files

If you want to know exactly how let me know.

The generic icons (as in, not for device stage) like for the monitor are likely stored inside some resource DLL (ddores.dll perhaps)

Yeah maybe, but the way I am doing it I need hardware ids of some sort

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Ah, so you're using device stage to override the default icons (that indeed is FAR better than hacking DLLs, but you seemingly have to sign the packages)

I can't say for sure in what format it expects a monitor's HardwareID to be in there (that info is likely in the WDK), but most likely it's the PnP ID (e.g. DISPLAY\BNQ76DB for my FP241W). Ideally, you'd find such a package pre-made for another monitor and see what they've used, or read the docs (in the Microsoft Device Experience Development Kit)

Good luck.

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Im reading up on "Microsoft Device Experience Development Kit".

I will let yous know what I find out and if it works.

So far so good.

Take a look at the progress . . .

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Gr8 work ripigs, let us in on how you/we can do it

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....(that indeed is FAR better than hacking DLLs, but you seemingly have to sign the packages).....

Yes it is better and faster than hacking and then having to deal with updates and all that.

But on the signing the packages part, I did not have to do any type of signage.

Gr8 work ripigs, let us in on how you/we can do it

GOOD TO GO

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Will you make a tutorial?

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These are the steps to take, some text is color coded for your ease to follow what to change and where to change it at, here we go . . .

1} Get the hardware id and the GUID of the product you want to change: ex - monitor

- Find the hardware id in the device manager: ex - MONITOR\SPT1801

- The GUID will be found in the deviec manager also by the name of Device class guid: ex - 4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318

2} Create a working directory

- ex - C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\

- ex - C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\

- ex - C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\DeviceInformation\

- ex - C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\WindowsInformation\

3} Download "CABARC"

- Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\

- CABARC.EXE

4} Get a new icon for the product you want to change: ex - monitor

- I just find an image of the real product and use IcoFX to make an icon out of the image

- Save it as monitor.ico

- Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\DeviceInformation\

5} Open up Notepad and paste this info in

- Take a look at DeviceCategory section, change this by using the provided Category List, download it CategoryList.txt

- Replace the info for the modelname and manufacture

- Save it as "DeviceInfo.xml"

- Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\DeviceInformation\

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>

<DeviceInfo xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/DeviceMetadata/DeviceInfo/2007/11/">

<DeviceCategoryList>

<DeviceCategory>Display.Monitor.LCD</DeviceCategory>

</DeviceCategoryList>

<ModelName>X195W-Naga</ModelName>

<Manufacturer>Sceptre</Manufacturer>

<DeviceIconFile>monitor.ico</DeviceIconFile>

</DeviceInfo>

6} Open up Notepad and paste this info in

- No need to change anything here

- Save it as "WindowsInfo.xml"

- Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\WindowsInformation\

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>

<WindowsInfo xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/DeviceMetadata/WindowsInfo/2007/11/">

<ShowDeviceInDisconnectedState>false</ShowDeviceInDisconnectedState>

<LaunchDeviceStageOnDeviceConnect>true</LaunchDeviceStageOnDeviceConnect>

<LaunchDeviceStageFromExplorer>true</LaunchDeviceStageFromExplorer>

</WindowsInfo>

7} Open up Notepad and paste this info in

- Take a look at Locale section you might need to change that to yours

- Take a look at the hardwareID section

- Take a look at the experienceID section

- Save it as "PackageInfo.xml"

- Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\PACKAGES\

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>

<PackageInfo xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/DeviceMetadata/PackageInfo/2007/11/">

<MetadataKey>

<HardwareIDList>

<HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\SPT1801</HardwareID>

</HardwareIDList>

<Locale default="true">en-US</Locale>

<LastModifiedDate>2010-07-23T00:00:00Z</LastModifiedDate>

</MetadataKey>

<PackageStructure>

<Metadata MetadataID="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/DeviceMetadata/PackageInfo/2007/11/">PackageInfo.xml</Metadata>

<Metadata MetadataID="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/DeviceMetadata/DeviceInfo/2007/11/">DeviceInformation</Metadata>

<Metadata MetadataID="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/DeviceMetadata/WindowsInfo/2007/11/">WindowsInformation</Metadata>

</PackageStructure>

<Relationships>

<ExperienceID>4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318</ExperienceID>

</Relationships>

</PackageInfo>

8} Open up Notepad and paste this info in

- Taking note of the GUID and the icon placment

- Save it as "MakeDeviceMetadata.cmd"

- Save it to C:\DEVICE\MONITOR\

cabarc.exe -r -p -P Packages\ N 4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318.devicemetadata-ms Packages\PackageInfo.xml Packages\DeviceInformation\DeviceInfo.xml Packages\DeviceInformation\monitor.ico Packages\WindowsInformation\WindowsInfo.xml

9} Open/Run the MakeDeviceMetadata.cmd

- It will do some stuff and close by it self

- Creating a file called 4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318.devicemetadata-ms

10} Now COPY that newly created file from step 9 to;

- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore\en-US\

11} Close out ALL windows at this time

12} Go to your DEVICES AND PRINTERS window from your control panel and see if the changes are made

A quick note

The process is a little different for the COMPUTER itself

Another NOTE

If you find more than one hardware id, you must place them all in the section for STEP 7, doing like so

<HardwareIDList>

<HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\SPT1801</HardwareID>

<HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\Sfdrg801</HardwareID>

<HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\SfgargfT1801</HardwareID>

<HardwareID>DOID:MONITOR\S548grfag401</HardwareID>

</HardwareIDList>

And yet another note

If in your hardware id is the & sign you need to edit that to &

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But on the signing the packages part, I did not have to do any type of signage.

Then you probably turned off signing verification (i.e. Bcdedit -set testsigning ON) which is not as secure and does leave an ugly "Test Mode" watermark on the desktop too. Or perhaps you're running the 32 bit version of Win 7?

Otherwise, that's pretty much the same as seen on the web like here, or in MS' own docs.

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TY so much this helped allot

BTW where can I find the full list of DeviceCategory's?

Example

Display.Monitor.LCD
PrintFax.Printer
Imaging.Scanner
etc

Edit: nevermind, coffefriend link has them

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Knowing it was related to that, your post would likely belong better in the "customizing windows" section.

Agreed. Moved.

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Then you probably turned off signing verification (i.e. Bcdedit -set testsigning ON) which is not as secure and does leave an ugly "Test Mode" watermark on the desktop too. Or perhaps you're running the 32 bit version of Win 7?

Im running 32bit windows 7, not sure if signing verification is off or on, but there is no watermark or test mode for me????

BTW where can I find the full list of DeviceCategory's?

You can also download in from the info above

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Im running 32bit windows 7

That explains why it works then. But for a lot of us, running the 32 bit version is not an option or very much the last resort.

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