Nvidia Control Panel app(?) not working


  1. Posts : 286
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
       #1

    Nvidia Control Panel app(?) not working


    I decided to update my nvidia drivers, so I downloaded the latest game ready driver package for my gtx 960, used nvslimmer to trim away the stuff I don't want installed, leaving the install core, physX, and the display drivers, updated, and it seems to have went fine

    then I get the following error when I right click and use the nvidia control panel context menu option

    "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\NVIDIACorp.NVIDIAControlPanel_8.1.956.0_x64__56jybvy8sckqj\nvcplui.exe"
    The system could not find the filter specified

    So I used the steps here to make a backup of the windowsapps folder perms and give myself full unrestricted read/write access, unhide the windowsapps folder, navigate to the folder containing the nvidia control panel, use the nvcplui.exe, and the control panel opens and works just fine

    why did nvidia decide to make the control panel a windows app (or a sorta app from what I read up on it), and what must I do to fix the problem I have above

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    alright, after doing a clean sweep of all things nvidia from my computer, and booting into safemode (minimal) to delete one stubborn folder, I went back into normal boot, and installed the standard version driver of 441.66 from nvidia's older driver archives, and surprise surprise, it brought back the regular non-windows app version control panel
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,545
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #2

    I just swapped an AMD GPU for a NVidia GPU. After driver installation, the PC nagged it could not find NVidia Control Panel but it was then installed automatically as a Windows app after a short delay. All works fine. Have you tried installing the CP from the Windows Store?
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  3. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,206
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Have you tried the Store version. Nvidia provide just the Control Panel bit which is available in the Store.
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  4. Posts : 2,015
    Windows 10
       #4

    DCH drivers need the MS Store App, Nvidia Control Panel. Go to the System Requirements of the App.

    Standard drivers use the usual Nvidia Control Panel.

    NVIDIA Control Panel Windows Store App | NVIDIA
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,545
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    Helmut said:
    DCH drivers need the MS Store App, Nvidia Control Panel. Go to the System Requirements of the App.

    Standard drivers use the usual Nvidia Control Panel.

    NVIDIA Control Panel Windows Store App | NVIDIA
    I just installed the latest driver for a new GPU (below) which installed the app store version of the NVidia Control Panel. Therr was no mention of it being a DCH driver. Are the new drivers the DCH version which use the store app?
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  6. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
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    That's the case with me. I reinstalled the machine, downloaded the GF Experience, and downloaded it (DHC), although it wasn't before, so I had to download the control panel from the store.Even if I download it directly from the nvidia website (I can't choose which one I want) it still is. Strange.
    That's the case with me. I reinstalled the machine, downloaded the GF Experience, and downloaded it (DHC), although it wasn't before, so I had to download the control panel from the store.Even if I download it directly from the nvidia website (I can't choose which one I want) it still is. Strange.
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