Device Manager is a tool that is included in every Windows version and its main purpose is to recognize all connected devices. It makes it possible to perform hardware driver related managing tasks. You can use this to install/ uninstall the device driver, attach a hardware device and enable or disable a device as well. You can also use the Device Manager to access key information about all the known connected devices. There are different methods to access or open the device manager. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedures of all methods to open Device Manager in Windows 10.

Open Device Manager in Windows 10 using different methods

To open Device Manager in Windows 10, follow these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Start button on the taskbar. Type Device Manager in the search box and then click the Device Manager option as the following image is showing.

You will see the Device Manager window.

Method #2

Right click on the Start button which is on the left corner of the screen as the following image is showing.

Click the Windows + X keys to open the menu. After that, hold Shift + Ctrl keys and click on Device Manager to open it in administrator mode.

Method #3

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type devmgmt.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The Device Manager screen will open after clicking the OK button.

Method #4

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Command Prompt in the search box and then click the Command Prompt option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Command Prompt option, the following screen will appear.

Type devmgmt.msc command in the Command Prompt editor and press the Enter key as the following image is showing.

When you will press the Enter key, the Device Manager screen will open.

Method #5

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type This PC in the search bar and then right click on the This PC option. Then click the Properties option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Properties option, the following screen will appear.

Now click the Device Manager option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. The Device Manager screen will appear in front of you.

Method #6

Go to the Desktop. Locate This PC shortcut. Right click on it and click the Manage option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Manage option, the following screen of Computer Management will open.

Now click the Device Manager option from the left pane of the screen as highlighted in the above image. The Device Manager screen will open after this.

Method #7

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Control Panel in the search box and then click the Control Panel option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Control Panel option, the following screen will appear.

Click the Hardware and Sound option from the Control Panel screen as highlighted in the above image. The following screen will appear.

Locate the Device Manager option under the Devices and Printers section as highlighted in the above image. Click on it and the Device Manager screen will appear in front of you.

Method #8

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Powershell in the search box and then click the Windows PowerShell option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Windows PowerShell option, the following screen will appear.

Type devmgmt.msc command in the PowerShell editor and press the Enter key as the following image is showing.

When you will press the Enter key, the Device Manager screen will open.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to open Device Manager in Windows 10.

8 Ways to open Device Manager in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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