I use the Windows XP Device Manager a lot so obviously it's a hassle for me everytime to go through several clicks of the mouse to open it. To make life easier I created a shortcut to the Device Manager on my desktop where I could get to the Device Manager with a single double-click. This is how I created the shortcut to the Device Manager:
1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select New > Shortcut
2. In the dialogue box I entered "devmgmt.msc" without the quotes into the field provided and clicked Next
3. I then entered any description, a meaningful one of course like for e.g. Device Manager and clicked Finish.
And that's it. So now everytime I need to access the Device Manager I just double clicked on the shortcut on the desktop and voila there ... the Device Manager box right in front of me.
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