Open Device Manager in Windows 10  

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10

    How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    09 Mar 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10


    Device Manager displays information about each device. This includes the device type, device status, manufacturer, device-specific properties, and information about the driver for the device.

    Device Manager can show hidden devices. This is helpful when you are testing the installation of a new PnP device.

    Device Manager provides detailed information in the Properties dialog for each device. Right click on the name of the device, and then click/tap on Properties. The General, Driver, Details, and Events tabs contain information that can be useful when you debug errors.

    See also: Device Manager for makers of devices and drivers - Windows drivers | Microsoft Docs

    This tutorial will show you different ways to open Device Manager in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Device Manager
    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-device_manager.png






    OPTION ONE

    Open Device Manager using Keyboard Shortcut


    1. Press the Win+X keys to open the Win+X Quick Link menu, and press the M key to open Device Manager.






    OPTION TWO

    Open Device Manager from Win+X menu


    1. Open the Win+X Quick Link menu.

    2. Click/tap on Device Manager or press the M key. (see screenshot below)

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-win-x_menu.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    Open Device Manager from Search


    1. Open Search (Win+S) or the Start menu.

    2. Start typing Device Manager in the search box, and click/tap on Device Manager when available in the search results. (see screenshot below)

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-search.jpg






    OPTION FOUR

    Open Device Manager from Control Panel


    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view).

    2. Click/tap on Device Manager. (see screenshot below)

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-control_panel.jpg






    OPTION FIVE

    Open Device Manager from System control panel


    1. Press the Win+Pause/Break keys to open the System control panel.

    2. Click/tap on the Device Manager link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-keyboard_shortcut.jpg






    OPTION SIX

    Open Device Manager from Run


    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run.

    2. Type devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl into Run, and click/tap on OK or press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-run.png






    OPTION SEVEN

    Open Device Manager from File Explorer


    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Navigate to and open the C:\Windows\System32 folder, and click/tap on the devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl file to run it. (see screenshot below)

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-file_explorer.jpg






    OPTION EIGHT

    Open Device Manager from Command Prompt


    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Type devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-command_prompt.png






    OPTION NINE

    Open Device Manager from PowerShell


    1. Open PowerShell.

    2. Type devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl into the PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Open Device Manager in Windows 10-powershell.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. D4ni3l's Avatar
    Posts : 287
    Microsoft Windows 10 x64
       #1

    option #99 (sorry could not resist )

    Start Menu -> Right Click -> Left Click "Device Manager"

    Thanks
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,912
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #2

      My Computers

  3. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 9,417
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 2004 19041.264 & version 2004 build 19640.1
       #3

    how about right click on devmgmt.msc select create shortcut.
    you'll get can't create shortcut here place on desktop instead.
    now you have direct path from desktop. :)
      My Computers

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,912
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #4

      My Computers


 

Tutorial Categories

Open Device Manager in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


Related Threads
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:06.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums