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How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu
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You can access Device Manager in various ways -- as part of the Settings window, for example, or by using the search box on the Taskbar. If you want to make it more visible, you might want to pin it to the Start Menu. Unlike pinning an app, pinning Device Manager is not straightforward. Here is a roundabout way in which you can make it happen:

1) Right-click on the desktop to open the context menu.

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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2) Select New to create a new shortcut. 

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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3) Select Shortcut to create a shortcut for the drive.

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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4) In the location field, type devmgmt.msc.

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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5) Click Next to create the shortcut. 

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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6) Type a recognizable name for the shortcut.

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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7) Click Finish to complete the process. 

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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8) Right-click on the desktop shortcut to open the context menu. 

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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9) Select Pin to Start

How to pin Device Manager to the Start Menu

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