There are several reasons you might need to open Device Manager in Windows 7. Device Manager is used to manage system resources for your hardware, update device drivers, resolve conflicts between devices, among other important tasks.
There are several ways to open Device Manager in Windows 7, three of which are described in detail in the how-to guides linked below:
- Open Device Manager From the Control Panel in Windows 7
- Open Device Manager From the Computer Management Utility in Windows 7
- Open Device Manager From the Command Prompt in Windows 7
The above instructions for opening Device Manager in Windows 7 apply to all editions of the operating system including Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Starter.
Not a Windows 7 user? See How To Access Device Manager in Windows for links to steps specific for your operating system.