Thursday, November 21, 2013

How to Use the Windows Device Manager for Troubleshooting

Opening the Device Manager

The easiest way to open the Device Manager on any version of Windows is by pressing Windows Key + R, typing devmgmt.msc, and pressing Enter.

Viewing Your Installed Hardware


 First, open a Command Prompt window. Run the following commands in it:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc

Identify Devices That Aren’t Working Properly



Disable a Device