Accessing Device Manager from within the Computer Management utility couldn't be simpler. You won't find Device Manager in your list of programs in the Start Menu because it's not really a program like the other software on your computer.
Follow the steps below to access Device Manager from the Computer Management utility:
Note: Can't access the Control Panel? Luckily there are many ways to access Device Manager in Windows Vista.
Click on the Start button and then Control Panel.
Click on the System and Maintenance link.
Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the Administrative Tools icon and proceed to Step 4.
In the System and Maintenance window, click on the Administrative Tools link near the bottom of the window.
In the Administrative Tools window, double-click on the Computer Management icon.
When the Computer Management utility opens, click on Device Manager on the left side of the window, located toward the bottom of the list under the System Tools heading.
Device Manager should now appear on the right side of the Computer Management window.
Note: If you don't see Device Manager listed, you may need to click on the |> next to System Tools.