Windows 10: Nvidia geforce experience & nvidia control panel not working. Solved

  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    Nvidia geforce experience & nvidia control panel not working.


    So I just updated to windows 10. and first thing i go to do is turn up my saturation, nvidia control panel doesnt work, i go to my device manager looks like my graphics card isnt even installed, i install it and restart pc, nvidia control panel still doesnt work, I install geforce experience, that wont launch either.

    Tips??
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2

    Nightmare, but I managed to fix things on my computer.

    First I stopped Microsoft updates.
    Then uninstalled every NVIDIA program/driver/utility I could find and (IMPORTANT) deleted the install folders!

    To stop Windows 10 updates do this...

    Open the start menu and type "Advanced"
    Select the second result, "View Advanced System Settings"
    In the "System Properties" window that just opened, select the hardware tab
    Click the "Device Installation Settings" button
    Select "No, let me choose what to do"
    Select the "Never install driver software from Windows Update"

    To boot into safe mode do this...


    Type msconfig and open the System Configuration utility.
    Click "Boot" and check the "Safe Boot" option.

    Next time you boot into Windows 10 it will be in 'Safe Mode.'
    Install the following driver...

    353.49-desktop-win10-64bit-international.hf.exe

    Do NOT install the GForce Experience and do not update the graphics driver to the newer version.

    I dunno if this will work for you, but it sorted out my problems.
    Incredibly, even after I had disabled Windows updates the crafty twat STILL downloaded an NVIDIA driver.
    Now I get pop up alerts from the task bar whining that it can't do the update!

    Microsoft... Inching it's way slowly into the past!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    teachermark said: View Post
    Nightmare, but I managed to fix things on my computer.

    First I stopped Microsoft updates.
    Then uninstalled every NVIDIA program/driver/utility I could find and (IMPORTANT) deleted the install folders!

    To stop Windows 10 updates do this...

    Open the start menu and type "Advanced"
    Select the second result, "View Advanced System Settings"
    In the "System Properties" window that just opened, select the hardware tab
    Click the "Device Installation Settings" button
    Select "No, let me choose what to do"
    Select the "Never install driver software from Windows Update"

    To boot into safe mode do this...


    Type msconfig and open the System Configuration utility.
    Click "Boot" and check the "Safe Boot" option.

    Next time you boot into Windows 10 it will be in 'Safe Mode.'
    Install the following driver...

    353.49-desktop-win10-64bit-international.hf.exe

    Do NOT install the GForce Experience and do not update the graphics driver to the newer version.

    I dunno if this will work for you, but it sorted out my problems.
    Incredibly, even after I had disabled Windows updates the crafty twat STILL downloaded an NVIDIA driver.
    Now I get pop up alerts from the task bar whining that it can't do the update!

    Microsoft... Inching it's way slowly into the past!
    so i skipped like all those steps, and just installed the driver from nvidia's site. it looks like microsoft didnt include everything.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    01 Apr 2017 #4

    This is just a comment about the missing nVidia control panel. Mine was missing after a clean reinstall of a newer update version of Win10 64. Couldn't find anything from Googling for a control panel download (after hitting Lenovo and MS first). Finally went all over the nVidia site, no reference there so gave in and started an nVidia chat. Its a hit or miss proposition with them, if you hit well, you might get a smart tech and be done in 15 minutes, if not, you are in the hell zone of tech-chat. It turns out there is no download of a 'Control Panel' item. what he said was you have to update your drivers to their newest and then right click on your desktop and it will appear in the menu. Only if you are up to date after a fresh OS re-install. I know it will remain even if the drivers become out of date, but not the other way around. So simple, and not to be found in writing anywhere. I spent about 5 hrs trying.
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