A program can use the Win32_Processor Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class in the root\cimv2 namespace to determine the kind of processor that is installed in a computer. However, on a Windows XP-based computer that has Intel Core 2 Duo processors installed, the Name property is not identified correctly.
For example, you run the following command on a Windows XP-based computer that has an Intel E8000 series processor installed:
wmic path Win32_Processor where DeviceID='CPU0' get name
The data that is returned indicates that the CPU name is “Intel Pentium III Xeon” or “Intel Pentium III.” However, System Properties or System Information (MSInfo32.exe) shows the name as “Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8000,” informed Microsoft.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft to download. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed. Or contact Microsoft in order to get access to a hotfix that is available from the company.