How to open Computer Management in Windows 8

Read this Windows 8 tips to find out how to open Computer Management in Windows 8.

Today I was trying to change the partitions in my computer and was trying to open the Computer Management screen on my
Windows 8 Computers. I quickly realized I can't easily navigate through the traditional program files menu and locate it. After a few trial and error, I learn how to launch it.

Here are the steps to open computer management in Windows 8

Option 1: Search through Search Charm

1. Go to the Windows 8 Desktop

2. Press Win key + C to open the Windows 8 Charms

3. Click on the Search charm and make sure "Apps" is selected for search.

4. Type "compmgmt.msc" (Unless you type the full name of the command, you will not see anything in the search result).

5. You will see the compmgmt app displayed in the leftside as the search results. Click on it to open the Computer Management screen.

As you may realize, it is not easy to find the commonly used apps in Windows 8. Atleast, it should have been possible to search and find by typing "computer management" since that is what most people know. How many of us know the filename of all apps in Windows?

Option 2: Open command prompt and type the command

If you feel it uncomfortable to search for the command and open it, you can open the command prompt and type the command "compmgmt.msc". To open Command Prompt, you have to go through pretty much same hassle but I am assuming that you may have already set up some shortcuts to open command prompt since it is used very often by most computer users.


1. Open command prompt

2. Type the command "compmgmt.msc"

3. Press enter. This will launch the computer management application.

Additional info: Would you like to know Windows 8 apps? Then check it in the relevant link.

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Author: V211 Oct 2012 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

You can also Right click 'Computer' icon on desktop and select 'Manage' menu computer management will open instantly....

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