Where is Device Manager?

You can use Device Manager to see the devices installed on your PC, update driver software for your devices, check to see if hardware is working properly, and change hardware settings.

To open Device Manager

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)

  2. Enter Device Manager in the search box, and tap or click Device Manager. Administrator permission required You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

Double-tap or double-click a device category to expand it. If there's a yellow warning icon Yellow warning icon that shows there might be a device problem on the name of a device, there might be a problem with it. Tap or click the device, tap or click Action, and then tap or click Properties to see details about that device.

If you need to update a driver, see Download and install drivers.

For more info about solving sound problems with your PC, see No sound in Windows.

For more info about solving device problems that aren't shown in Device Manager, see Why isn't Windows finding my Bluetooth or other wireless device? and What if a wired device isn't installed properly?

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