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How To Access Device Manager From the Command Prompt in Windows XP


Access Device Manager From a Command Prompt in Windows XP - Device Manager in Windows XP

Device Manager in Windows XP

One really easy way to access Device Manager in Windows XP is from the Command Prompt. Just type a command and Device Manager starts right up!

Follow these easy steps to access Device Manager from the Command Prompt:

Note: Not comfortable working with commands? Luckily there are several ways to access Device Manager in Windows XP.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Accessing Device Manager from a command prompt in Windows XP takes under a minute

Here's How:

  1. Click on Start and then Run.

  2. Type the following command in the Open: text box, and then hit the Enter key or click on the OK button.


    Device Manager should display right away.

  3. That's all there is to it! Now you can use Device Manager to update device drivers, view the system resources that Windows XP has assigned to your hardware devices, etc.


  1. Not a Windows XP user? See How to Access Device Manager in Windows for links to steps specific for your operating system.

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