How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10, 8 and 7?

The Device Manager is an essential tool for windows. It’s used to troubleshoot problems on your Pc/computer. You can also update device drivers, adjust system resources, find Device Manager error codes, check-in on a device’s status, etc., through the device manager.

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In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to Open Device Manager in Windows 10, 8, and 7.

There are several ways to open device manager in windows 10/8/7. These are as follows:

  • Using the Windows Search menu
  • Through the “Power User” menu
  • From Control Panel
  • Via Run Command
  • Using the Settings app
  • Through Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell

How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10, 8, and 7 using the Windows Search menu?

To open device manager on a Windows PC from the Search menu, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Click the Start button and type device manager.

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Step 2. After that, select the Device Manager in the search results.

That’s it.

How to Open Device Manager through the “Power User” menu?

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To access the “Power User” menu, press Windows + X keys on your keyboard or right-click the Start button. In the menu that appears, select Device Manager.

How to Launch Device Manager from Control Panel?

In Windows 10, you can open Device Manager through the control panel. First, open Control Panel and then click the Hardware and Sound category.

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Then, click on the Device Manager to open it.

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How to Open Device Manager via Run command?

You can also open Device Manager through a “Run” window. Firstly, press Windows + R to open a “Run” window. Then type devmgmt.msc and click OK to see the Device Manager window.

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How to Access Device Manager using the Settings app?

If you want to open Device Manager using Windows Settings, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Windows Settings.

Step 2. Then, under the “Settings” window, search Device Manager.

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Step 3. At last, Click on the Device Manager that appears in the search result.

How to Open Device Manager through Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell?

The same command works on Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell to open Device Manager in Windows 10/8/7.

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Step 1. Firstly, open the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell that you want to use and then type devmgmt.msc.

Step 2. At last,  hit the Enter key on the keyboard to launch the Device Manager.

That’s it.

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