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Device Manager - how do you find it

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    Win 8 64 Pro

    Device Manager - how do you find it


    I need to know what is the easest way of locating the device manager and bringing it up. This would be like the default method of doing this without having any custom shortcuts setup. So you should be able to go to any install and use this method

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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Press Win Key + X at the same time and click on device manager in the popup menu
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    Posts : 53
    Win 8 64 Pro


    Ah thanks this is what I needed to know
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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Glad I could help you today!
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It took me months to find that Win+X Combo! One thing you can do is tell your desktop to show your "My/This Computer" icon on the desktop and from there you can right click to get into Device Man.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You can also move your mouse to the lower left corner and right click on the the popup, that gives you the same menu as winkey+x.

    Or, you can open the start page and just start typing Device and hit enter.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Hm, I just did that, and it installed my PRINTER! Heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You can also move your mouse to the lower left corner and right click on the the popup, that gives you the same menu as winkey+x.
    Really wish that this menu wasn't so obscure. i use it almost everyday. Most people I know on Windows 8 have no idea whatsoever that it is there, or even exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Hm, I just did that, and it installed my PRINTER! Heh.
    You need to search in Settings.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You can also move your mouse to the lower left corner and right click on the the popup, that gives you the same menu as winkey+x.
    Really wish that this menu wasn't so obscure. i use it almost everyday. Most people I know on Windows 8 have no idea whatsoever that it is there, or even exists.
    its because most people rarely knew of the right click options in most windows versions ,I always used right click so i found in it in the first few days ,lol
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