4 Device Manager Commands to open it using CMD and Run in Windows 11/10

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The Device Manager is one of the key utilities on a Windows PC. It is really very important as it helps you to troubleshoot or configure the PC hardware and its drivers. Hence, it is quite obvious that you’ll have to use it at some stage of your Windows PC operation. So, here are the 4 different ways to open the Device Manager using the command lines on your Windows 11 and Windows 10 PC.

4 Commands to open Device Manager

It is obvious that you can open any of the Windows programs and utilities by searching for them. But that way is quite lengthy and pathetic and to be a pro-Windows user, you should be familiar with the following Device Manager commands to open it.

Open Device Manager using Command Prompt

The first way that is one of the most convenient and simple is to open Device Manager using a CMD window. To open Device Manager using Command Prompt:

  • Open Command Prompt as an administrator.
  • Execute any of the following Device Manager commands to open it:

    mmc devmgmt.msc

    control /name Microsoft.DeviceManager

    control hdwwiz.cpl
  • Running any of the above Device Manager commands will launch the Device Manager window via the Command Prompt utility.

Open Device Manager using the Run command

The second way to use the Device Manager command is to execute it in the Windows Run Dialog box. To open Device Manager using the Run dialog box on your Windows PC:

  • Open the Run dialog box on your Windows PC by pressing the Win + R key combination on your keyboard.
  • Now, enter the foloowing command into the Run dialog box’s text field:

  • After entering any of the above Run command, click on OK (or you can press Enter).

Once done, the Device Manager windows will get loaded.

Bottom Line

So, this is how you can use the Device Manager commands in Command Prompt and Run to open the same very easily. There are a number of commands that you can use to open the Device Manager on your Windows 11 and Windows 10 PC. I am hoping that this short guide would have been a helpful one for you and you would have got to know something new and interesting.

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