How to Access Device Manager in Windows

These are several ways to access device manager in Windows. Easy and quick shortcut to open device manager to display your hardware status, ports and analyze their error.

Device manager in Windows
Windows Device manager

To check computer hardware errors in windows can be done by accessing device manager. As device manager capable in displaying error notification for all attached devices in your PC. Whether it is driver errors, ports, unrecognized USB device or even your failed printer.

In this how-to tutorial I am going to point out several ways to open device manager in Windows.

Easy ways to access device manager in Windows

Accessing Windows device manager is easy and straightforward, I am going to short it base on the most efficient way.

1. Creating Windows Device Manager Shortcut

By creating a device manager shortcut you can easily access it later on with just simple click. Here is how

  • Open notepad
  • Then type “devmgmt.msc
    Notepad type devmgmt.msc

    Type devmgmt.msc

  • Now select Save as. Save it as *.bat file (ie: DMshortcut.bat)

    Save as .bat file

  • Finally, you can open device manager by opening DMshortcut.bat. Done

2. Using Run menu

Simplest way, hold Windows key + R, on the Run menu type “devmgmt.msc” then Enter

Type "devmgmt.msc" on Run
Type “devmgmt.msc” on Run

3. Using Start menu

Most conventional way. Click Start Menu, type device manager, wait for a sec. Once device manager appear hit enter

search device menu using start in Windows
Device Manager from Start Menu

Conclusion: Open Windows Device Manager

Opening device manager in Windows is simple and straightforward. You can use one of three most efficient ways above. By creating shortcut for easier access later on, using Run menu feature, or if you prefer the most conventional way, using start menu.

If you have any question, don’t hesitate to comment down below.

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