How to Open Device Manager on Windows 11?

What is Device Manager?

The Device Manager is a feature of Microsoft Windows that detects and lists hardware devices; their status information will store here. Device manager is the operating system of Microsoft.

It allows users to view and control the hardware attached to the computer. When a piece of hardware is not working, offending hardware will highlight for the user to deal with.

The Device Manager includes several devices, including a keyboard, mouse, hard disk drives, USB devices, etc.

On a Windows 11 PC, you can open Device Manager in several ways. In this article, you will learn these ways step by step;

How to Open Device Manager on Windows 11 with Quick Link Menu?

For that, please right-click on the Start button on the taskbar and select  Device Manager to open it.

Note: The Quick Link Menu is also known as Power User Task Menu, Power User Hotkey, WinX Menu, or WIN+X Menu. You can also open the Device Manager by first opening the WinX menu (Windows + X keys) and pressing the M key.

How to Access Windows 11, Device Manager, from Windows Tools Menu?

Step 1. Click on the  Start icon on the taskbar and select the All apps   button.

Step 2. Then, scroll down on the next screen and click the Windows Tools.

Step 3. Double-click the  Computer Management to open it in the Windows Tools folder.

Step 4. In Computer Management, select the Device Manager option in the left panel to open the same.

How to Open Device Manager in Windows 11 through Windows Search?

Step 1. Click on the Searchbutton on the taskbar. Alternatively, press Windows + S hotkey to open the Search panel.

Step 2. Then, type device manager and click the same in the search result.

How to Open Device Manager on Windows 11 using the Run box?

Step 1. First, press the Windows + R keyboard shortcut to launch the Windows Run box.

Step 2. Then, type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-

devmgmt. msc

or,

hdwwiz.cpl

 

Now, Device Manager will appear on your computer.

How to Launch Device Manager on Windows 11 from Control Panel?

We can launch the Device Manager from the Control Panel: For that, do the following:-

Step 1. At first, open the control panel.

Step 2. Then, set “View by” to “Large icons.”

Step 3. Finally, click the Device Manager

How to Open Device Manager in Windows 11 via Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell?

Step 1. open the command prompt or Windows PowerShell.

Step 2. On the prompt, type the following and hit Enter key on the keyboard:-

devmgmt.MSC

or,

devgmgt

or,

hdwwiz.cpl

Once you complete the above steps, Device Manager will appear in a new window.

How to Open Device Manager on Windows 11 by System Properties?

The System Properties of Windows also allows accessing Device Manager. Here is how to do it.

Step 1. First, press the Windows + R  keyboard shortcut to launch the Windows Run box.

Step 2. Then, type the following and hit Enter  key on the keyboard to open the System Properties window:-

sysdm.cpl

 

Step 3. Select the Hardware tab in the System Properties window.

Step 4. Click the Device Manager button to open it in the Hardware tab.

How to Open Device Manager on Windows 11 from File Explorer?

Step 1. Open the File Explorer and navigate to “C:\Windows\System32.”

Step 2. Find and double-click on devmgmt or hdwwiz. CPL to open Device Manager.

That’s all for this article. I hope this article will add some value to your work.

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