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

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.

 

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  • Dj Dumb Bi

    This code above does not work at all. Windows then says: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Ooptions control panel.

  • Not so

    This code above does not work at all.

  • Not so

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}shellDevices]
    @=hex(2):44,00,65,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,20,00,4d,00,61,00,6e,00,61,00,67,
    00,65,00,72,00,00,00
    “SuppressionPolicy”=dword:4000003c

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}shellDevicescommand]
    @=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,
    00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,
    65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,20,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,
    00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,
    32,00,5c,00,64,00,65,00,76,00,6d,00,67,00,6d,00,74,00,2e,00,6d,00,73,00,63,
    00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,00,00

  • Not so

    The above code woks like a champ