There are several sections of the most used PC operating system, Windows 10, which have many versions accompanying us. This is the case, for example, of an element as useful as the Device Manager that fulfills so many functions.
And it is that from it we can have access and control a good part of the hardware components that are part of our equipment. In this way the Device Manager allows us to detect errors in components, update drivers, eliminate peripherals, or configure some of them. Hence, it could be said that it is a key element in Windows for a long time. That is why in these same lines we are going to show you how to access it in a faster way.
First of all, we will tell you that most of the functions that we find in the Windows Control Panel can be fixed in the Start menu. This works in much the same way as the Settings application on the same system. However, at this point, we will also tell you that there are some limitations in this regard. We tell you this because not all the settings that can be accessed from the Control Panel can be set in the start menu directly. This is something that, for example, happens with the Device Manager that we have talked about.
How to bypass the Device Manager limitation
It is worth mentioning that in the beginning we have the possibility to access the Device Manager in Windows 10 in many different ways. One of the most common is through the Control Panel. But yes, we must bear in mind that this application is not actually a component of the Control Panel as such. Actually, this is a standalone app in its own right.
Therefore, we are going to tell you the steps to take to set the Device Manager in the Windows 10 Start menu with this simple trick. For all this, the first thing we do is go to the desktop and click with the right mouse button on an empty area. Thus, in the contextual menu that appears we select the New / Direct Access option.
Thus, in the new window that appears, we write the command devmgmt.msc in the field called Location. After that, we click Next and assign a descriptive name to the new shortcut that we have created, for example, Device Manager. Once all this is done, we can click Finish.
Pin Device Manager to the Start menu
At this point, we can already test access by double clicking on it. We will see how at that moment the Device Manager will open automatically. Therefore, once we have this new element ready, it is time to anchor it to the Start menu.
For this we only have to click with the secondary button of the mouse on that new icon, and select the option of Anchor to start. Also say that once we have fixed it, we can remove it from the desktop. Then we just have to open the Start menu and look for the new Device Manager icon in this section.
As expected, clicking on that new tile will open the Device Manager window. We can also place it wherever we want within the Start menu itself. Say that normally many users can access Device Manager just by right-clicking the Start button. However, if we are in the habit of using this menu to access applications, it will be better to set the item here.