The Control Panel contains configuration options and other information for much of your PC so it makes sense that Device Manager is accessible from this area of Windows 7.
Follow these simple steps to access Device Manager from the Control Panel in Windows 7:
Note: Can't get to the Control Panel for some reason? There are many ways to access Device Manager in Windows 7.
Time Required: Accessing Device Manager from the Windows 7 Control Panel only takes a few minutes
Click on the Start button and then choose Control Panel.
Click on the System and Security link.
Note: If you're viewing the Large icons or Small icons view of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply click on Device Manager and then proceed to Step 4.
In the System and Security window, click on the Device Manager link located under the System heading.