Open the Device Manager in Windows 10

Ask a question
On Windows 10 computers, the Device Manager is where all hardware troubleshooting will take place. This quick tip will walk you through the different methods for accessing the Device Manager in Windows 10.

4 Ways to Open the Device Manager in Windows 10

Launch Device Manager from Search Box

Type "Device manager" or "Update device drivers" in the Search bar of Windows 10 and press Enter:

Launch Device Manager from the Power User Menu

Press [Windows key] + [X] (or right-click on Start) to bring up the Power User menu. Select Device Manager from the contextual menu options:

Launch the Device Manager Using the Run Command

Open the Run command, type
and press Enter:

Launch the Device Manager from Windows 10 Settings

Click on Start > Settings > Devices > Connected Devices > Related Devices and click on Device Manager:
Jean-François Pillou

CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jeff Pillou, founder of CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.

Learn more about the CCM team