How can I create a shortcut to the Device Manager in Windows XP and Windows 2000?

A. You typically access the Device Manager through the System Control Panel applet (go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager). To create a Device Manager shortcut on the desktop, perform the following steps:

  1. Right-click the desktop.
  2. Select New - Shortcut from the displayed context menu.
  3. For the item's location, type devmgmt.msc, and click Next.
  4. Name the shortcut Device Manager, then click Finish.
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