Call up Windows device manager quickly

The Windows device manager is one of the most used tools under Windows , which are supplied by Microsoft as standard. So also under Windows 10 and today we want to show you different ways how you can quickly open the Windows Device Manager.

Via the control panel

The most well-known way is to open the Windows device manager via the control panel. In the control panel, the term ” Devices ” must be entered in the search field at the top right . The following window then appears, in which you can then open the device manager.

Control Panel Device Manager Windows

Via the Win-X menu

In Windows 10, the Win-X menu can be called up using the following key combination

WIN-X menu

and select the item ” Device Manager ” there.

About the Windows system properties

If you have called up the Windows system properties , which you can call up with the key combination “Windows key” + “R” and the command ” sysdm.cpl “, you will find it in the tab

System properties Device Manager

Hardware ” on call option of the Windows ” Device Manager “.

Directly via a shortcut

In our opinion, the fastest way under all Windows operating systems is the possibility that you call the “Execute” dialog and there the command


as you can see here below.

devmgmt.msc device manager

Immediately after pressing the ” OK ” button, the Windows device manager is started, as shown in the following figure.

Windows device manager

Possibly. there are other ways to open the Windows Device Manager . In our article ” Call device manager directly via a new icon on the desktop ” we have already described how you can call the device manager directly via a desktop icon. If you are interested in other options , how you can quickly call up individual Windows standard programs, you should take a closer look at the following articles. There are certainly commands there that you do not know.

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