How to Open Windows Device Manager

Open Device Manager

We use Device Manager when there is some kind problem in our computer that does not let us do what we want to do on the computer. The process of opening Device Manager in Windows is easy. There are many tasks which you can’t perform without opening the Device Manager. The tasks we are talking about include updating device drivers, finding Device Manager Error codes and adjusting system resources etc.

Some people cannot find Device Manager in Windows. It is mainly because Windows has not made it visible so you have to find it. We can open Device Manager through Control Panel and this is also the commonly known way of opening Device Manager. Read the following instruction to learn how to open Device Manager in Windows. It will not take long.

How to Find Device Manager

To find and open Windows Device Manager just follows these simple steps.

  • Launch Control Panel. You can open Control Panel from Start menu. Windows 7 and other older versions of windows have Control Panel in the start menu. If you have Windows 8 or Windows 10 then click Windows icon (Start button in Win 7) and then go to Windows System folder. Click Windows System and select Control Panel. In Windows 8 or Windows 10, you can also open Device manager directly by right-clicking the Windows icon on the extreme left side of the taskbar and then selecting Device Manager from the menu that appears.
  • Windows 7 users, after opening Control Panel from Start menu, will click “System and Security”
  • Windows Vista users, after opening Control Panel from Start menu, will choose “System and Maintenance”
  • Windows XP users, after opening Control Panel from Start menu, will click “Performance and Maintenance”

Can’t find the options given above? If yes then it is possible that your Control Panel is set to display Large icons, Small icons or Classic View. If you have found Device Manager, then open it.

  • Device Manager is now open on your screen. Now you can do whatever you needed to do like updating drivers, enabling devices etc.

Is there any other Way to Open Device Manager?

You can also use Command Prompt to open Device Manager. Simply open the Command Prompt and then run the following command.

devmgmt.msc

Windows 8 and Windows 10 users will press WIN+X and it will appear a menu from which they will choose Device Manager. It is the same menu that appears when you right-click on Windows icon on the extreme bottom left side.

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