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Device Manager Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Device Manager" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Published by Brink
08 Jan 2010
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How to Create a "Device Manager" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Device Manager shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Device Manager
-device_manager.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download a "Device Manager" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Device_Manager.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Device Manager shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the Device Manager shortcut.
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5. In Vista and Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.



OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Device Manager" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)
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2. Copy and paste either location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
devmgmt.msc
OR

RunDll32.exe devmgr.dll DeviceManager_Execute

OR

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hdwwiz.cpl

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3. Type Device Manager for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Device Manager shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
%SystemRoot%\system32\DeviceProperties.exe
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below)
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9. In Vista and Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn



17 Jun 2011   #1
kmnjbhyht

windows 7 starter Edition 32bit
 
 

sweet thx
,i love to pin it into taskbar anyway


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17 Jun 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome kmnjbhyht.
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07 Sep 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Scrolless, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That will work as well, but you will not have a option to "Pin to Start Menu" or "Pin to Taskbar" when you right click on it. Thank you.
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07 Sep 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem. Thank you for the addition.
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20 Feb 2012   #5
Hikeman

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Brink.
I was wandering if it is possible to create a link of the Device Manager in the right-click menu of the Computer? (Lik if I right-click on "Computer" and I'll be able to choose Device Manager)?
P.S. If I'm not clear, Ill attache the screenshot.
Thank you )
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20 Feb 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hikeman,

I'll be happy to look into it today to see what I may be able to come up with, and post back the results later.
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20 Feb 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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21 Feb 2012   #8
Hikeman

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Brink as I already mentioned "Thank you" for your help !!!
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21 Feb 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Hikeman.
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