Computer Management Shortcuts for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

5 Ways to Open Computer Management

In this post, many computer management shortcuts will be described, but before that we should know what exactly the computer management console is?

What is Computer Management?

In the digital world, the Computer Management is a management console or a collection of Windows administrative tool that allows admin users to access or manage, monitor or check certain system details.

Computer management is divided into three parts, followed by System Tools, Storage & Services and applications. Every tool has its sub-directories that mention as below:

System Tools:-

  • Task Scheduler
  • Event Viewer
  • Shared Folders
  • Performance
  • Device Manager


  • Disk Management

Services and Applications:-

  • Services
  • WMI Control
  • SQL Server Configuration Manager
  • Message Queuing

Most accessible services in Disk Management are task scheduler, event viewer, performance, disk management & services.

Let’s start and see the different methods to open computer management with shortcuts.

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Computer Management Shortcuts

Check out below important and easy methods to open or access Windows computer management.

Note: this article will help you to access computer management if, you are using Windows 7, 8.1 or Windows 10.

However, few commands will work on Windows XP and Vista as well.

Method 1. Use Windows Search

The very first and simplest way is to find anything on Windows is to use Windows Search.

To open computer management, go to Windows search and type, computer management and you will see the result. Just click to open computer management, as shown in below image:

Method 2. Run Command for Computer Management

Press Win + R from your keyboard to open the Run command to any of your Windows version.

Type, compmgmt.msc and click OK button and it will bring up the computer management console on your screen.

Method 3. Computer Management from Command Prompt

Computer Management can be accessed from Windows command prompt easily.

There are  many ways to open command prompt in a Windows PC. Open command prompt. Once command prompt is open type, compmgmt.msc hit Enter button.

Method 4. Computer Management from Windows Task Manager

Sometimes, your Windows is not functioning properly and does not allow you to see desktop screen, but somehow windows task manager is accessible.

You can open computer management from Windows task manager as well.

[Read: Different Ways to Open Task Manager in Windows]

Open Task manager, Navigate to File Menu from the top-left and select Run new task.

Doing this will open Windows run command on your screen. Now, follow steps given on Method 3.

shortcut key to open computer management

Method 5. Pin Computer Management Shortcut to your Desktop

If you have computer management shortcut created on your desktop screen then, you do not require any command or do no need to do certain steps.

Just need to double click created shortcut and computer management will open quickly.

To create a shortcut on the desktop, follow below steps:

  • Right-click on the desktop and navigate to New and then, Shortcut.
  • A create shortcut window will appear on your screen asking for: Type the location of the item: Type, compmgmt.msc and click Next to continue and Finish.
    You will see a shortcut with name compmgmt will be created on your desktop.

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