Of course it is possible (the string Mega can be show too), question is how .
Look in the register under - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\SERIALCOMM -
There the virtual comports appear - you need to refresh (click something else and back) to see this in regedit -
Where do they come from?
If you have an Arduino connected you can select properties of the new COM port in the context menu (right mouse)
select the tab details, and there are a lot of fields aboutthe comport
One search lead me to - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\FTDIBUS -
under which I found multiple (5 in my case) folders with a name like - VID_0403+PID_6001+xxxxxxxxx -
These folders all have a 0000 subfolder and these have 3 or 4 subfolders
- 3 if device is not attached
- 4 is device is attached
and a number of fields including the "friendly name" that holds the string that shows up in the Device manager.
Unfortunately that string is not editable from regedit (on my PC!)
Same for - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\FTDIBUS\VID_0403+PID_6001+A800eGcHA\0000
// time is up for this question
=> Check if Mark Russinovich has some tool to patch this - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/default.aspx
If anyone knows windows he is....