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How do I get to system properties and device manager in Windows 8

Hi Sydney!

You can get to System Properties one of two ways:

Metro - Hit Start and type in PC Info or System (go to System).
Desktop - Go to Desktop, open Windows Explorer, right-click This PC, Properties.
You can also right-click the Start Button, System.

Device Manager:

Metro - At the Start Screen, type in Device Manager.
Desktop - Right-click [My] Computer (or This PC in Windows Explorer), Manage.
You can also right-click the Start Button, Device Manager.

Feel free to follow up with any additional question you have!

Good luck!

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