How to open Device Manager in Windows 11 (5 ways)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to open Device Manager in Windows 11 in 5 different ways.

Device Manager

Device Manager is a utility in Microsoft Windows that lets you view and control the hardware on your computer. With Device Manager, you can also install, update, and remove drivers for a device.

How to open Device Manager in Windows 11 using the WinX menu

1. Press the Windows + X keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously or right-click on the Windows start menu button.

2. Click on Device Manager.

Open Device Manager in Windows 11 using the WinX menu

3. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

1. Click on the Windows start menu button or search icon or press the Windows + S keys on your PC's keyboard.

Windows start menu button and search icon

2. Type device manager.

3. Click on Device Manager when it appears in the search results.

Open Device Manager in Windows 11 using search

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Device Manager in Windows 11 using Run

1. Press the Windows + R keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously to open a “Run” window.

Open Windows 11 Run

You can also right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click on Run.

2. Type devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl in the “Run” window.

3. Click on the OK button or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Open Device Manager in Windows 11 using Run

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Device Manager in Windows 11 from Command Prompt (CMD) or Terminal

1. Open a Command Prompt or Terminal window. One way to do this is to press the Windows + X keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously or right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click on Terminal.

Open Windows 11 Terminal

You can also click on the Windows start menu button or search icon > type cmd > click on Command Prompt when it appears in the search results.

2. In the Terminal or Command Prompt window, you type devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl.

Open Device Manager in Windows 11 from Command Prompt (CMD) or Terminal

3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Device Manager in Windows 11 using File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer.

Windows 11 File Explorer

You can also open File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

2. Click on File Explorer's address bar.

3. Type devmgmt.msc or hdwwiz.cpl in the address bar.

Open Windows 11 Device Manager using File Explorer

4. Press the Enter key.

5. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.


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References:

https://www.makeuseof.com/windows-open-device-manager/

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-device-manager-2626075

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-open-the-device-manager-in-windows-10