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How to create a Desktop Shortcut to disable device?

How to create a Desktop Shortcut to disable device?

As a Gaming Laptop user, I must admit that it sucks up a lot of battery even if I am not doing any work that requires my powerful GPU. So for this, I decided to switch off my GPU so that I can pull out some extra juice for my laptop, which I did in the end. Turning off my GPU gave me extra battery life but also when I required the GPU, I always had to go to Device Manager to turn on my Graphics Card, which was very frustrating for a lazy guy like me.

Although my laptop has a key called ID/GFX for turning off GPU completely and to run on Integrated Graphics which is nice considering how power saving that feature is but it requires a restart. So I had to find a solution and this article is the result of that.

How to disable device the normal way?

Step 1: Right-Click This PC and click Manage.

right-click

Step 2: Open Device Manager from the left menu.

device manager

Step 3: Select the appropriate Device from the list.

gtx 1070

Step 4: Right-click on selected device and click Disable device.

Step 5: Click Yes and your device will be Disabled.

Now every time we have to perform this 5 steps to enable or disable any device. To avoid this we will create a desktop shortcut to disable a device for this we will be using a software called DevManView which is an alternative to normal Windows Device Manager but this one has a Command Prompt feature to enable or disable a device.

DevManView

How to create a Desktop Shortcut to disable a device?

Step 1: Download and Install DevManView from this link.

Step 2: Extract the zip and copy DevManView.exe to any drive.

Step 3: Open DevManView.exe and find the device you want to disable.

Step 4: Copy the device`s Device Instance ID.

Device Instance ID

Step 5: Start Notepad and write following lines.

D:\DevManView.exe /disable "###DEVICE INSTANCE ID###"

where ###DEVICE INSTANCE ID### is your instance ID you copied from Step 4.

notepad

Step 6: Save the file as Device_Disable.bat on the same drive where you copied DevManView in Step 2.

bat file

Step 7: Create a desktop shortcut of Device_Disable.bat file and you are done!

 

Shortcut on Desktop



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Daksh Pokar

Daksh Pokar is Internet enthusiast and loves to code. He knows HTML, CSS and PHP very well. He also has keen interest in Wordpress Blogging Platform. He writes an article weekly about Blogging, SEO and Internet.

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