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    Invalid Procedure or Call

    Hey NEwbie here,

    I am trying to add a button to excel to open device manager and tried this however I get a "invalid call or procedure" error. Please advise. thanks

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    Re: [VB] Open the Device Manager

    while Device Manager is running, check PROCESS LIST for the name, and then search for the file location. You can look up how to shell that call from Excel
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    Re: [VB] Open the Device Manager

    It looks correct, mmc.exe is running and devmgmt.msc is in the system32 folder

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    Re: Invalid Procedure or Call

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    Re: Invalid Procedure or Call

    try

    Code:
    Shell "devmgmt.msc"
    with the full path
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    Re: Invalid Procedure or Call

    I tried the following, but still the same error:
    Code:
    Sub Open_Device_Mgr()
    Dim RetValue As Long
    Shell "C:\WINDOWS\system32\devmgmt.msc"
    'RetValue = Shell("C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\devmgmt.msc")
    End Sub

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    Re: Invalid Procedure or Call

    try it with CMD.exe first. Might need the flag to keep it open
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    Re: Invalid Procedure or Call

    yep, thats the one. thanks for your help

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