Add Device Manager to the Right-Click Menu of My Computer

Posted September 14, 2006 by Rob Rogers in Windows networking

For much easier access to XP’s Device Manager, add it to the context menu of My Computer. Keep reading to find out how.


1. Open up Notepad, and copy the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\DevMgr]
@=”Device Manager”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\DevMgr\command]
@=”mmc.exe %%SYSTEMDRIVE%%\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\devmgmt.msc”

2. Save the text file, and rename it XP_DeviceMgr_MyComputer_Context.

3. Then merge it into the registry by double-clicking it.

 

About Rob Rogers

Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.
View more articles by Rob Rogers

The Conversation

Follow the reactions below and share your own thoughts.