Windows 10 has several tools available that allows users to make certain changes on the system. One such tool is the Device Manager which allows users to view and control the hardware attached to the computer. From here you can uninstall, install, or update the driver of your computer graphics card or network interface card for example. So how do you open device manager in windows 10? It’s really quite easy and only needs a few clicks of the mouse.
Access Device Manager in Windows 10
There are several ways to open Device Manager in Windows 10. We will be showing you the different methods so that you can choose which one suits you better.
Time needed: 1 minute.
- Open from Windows 10 search
Just type device manager on the Windows 10 search bar then click on the Device Manager app that appears.
- Open from Command Prompt
Open the command prompt in administrator mode then type devmgmt.msc, mmc devmgmt.msc, or control hdwwiz.cpl.
- Open from Run command
Press Windows + R on your keyboard then type devmgmt.msc, mmc devmgmt.msc, or control hdwwiz.cpl in its open field.
- Open from Win X Menu
Simultaneously press the Windows + X keys on your keyboard or you can also right-click the Start button. Click or tap on the Device Manager shortcut.
- Open from the Control Panel
Type control panel on the search bar. Open the control panel app that appears then click on the device manager.
- Open from Computer Management
Right click on the start button then click on Computer Management. Click on the device manager link on the right side of the window.
These are some of the popular ways to open device manager on Windows 10.
Once you have accessed the device manager you can get useful information of the hardware components that your computer is using. This information can come in handy when you want to manually update your graphics card driver for example. You can simply search for the model name and number of your graphics card ( this information can be taken from the device manager) on the manufacturers website and download the latest driver.