How to Open Windows Device Manager


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SUMMARY

I have been directed to use Device Manager as part of solving a problem using a Laplink product. How do I find Device Manager?


SOLUTION

This article shows you how to access the Device Manager in Windows. Once you have access to it, you will want to return to the the article that directed you here. You can do this using the Back button or closing this window.

Select the appropriate version of Windows:
Windows 95, 98 and ME
Windows 2000 and XP
Windows Vista and 7
Windows 8/8.1 and 10
NOTE: Windows NT does not have a Device Manager.


For computers running Windows 95, 98 or Millennium:

  1. Right-click My Computer, and click Properties.
  2. Properties

  3. Click the Device Manager tab.

  4. Click View Devices by type.

  5. To see a list of devices in any category, click the plus sign (+) to expand.
    Device Manager



For computers running Windows 2000 and XP:

  1. Right-click My Computer, and click Properties.
    NOTE: You may need to click on Start and find the My Computer entry on the right side of the Start Menu.
  2. Properties

  3. Go to the Hardware tab, and click Device Manager.
    Hardware Tab 

  4. To see a list of devices in any category, click the plus sign (+) to expand that category.
  5. Device Manager



For computers running Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Click on Start button to display the Windows Start Menu.

  2. Right-click Computer on the right side of the Windows Start Menu, and click Manage.
  3. Properties

  4. If prompted, click Continue on the User Account Control window.

  5. Click Device Manager in the left pane.

  6. To see a list of devices in any category, click the arrow sign (>wink to expand that category.
  7. Device Manager



For computers running Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10:

  1. Right click on Windows Logo (former Start button) to display the Windows Logo Menu.


  2. Select Device Manager in the menu.

  3. To see a list of devices in any category, click the arrow sign (>wink to expand that category.



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Platforms: Win95, Win98/SE, WinMe, Win2K, WinXP, WinVista, Win7, Win8/8.1, Win10

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