Windows 10: Nvidia Graphics Control Panel is missing

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  1.    30 Sep 2015 #11

    Ok, when you've looked at what's in the control panel- ideally you'd see a graphics card control panel listed- then if not, the obvious thing is to uninstall the driver, then scan for hardware changes and see what happens.

    If that doesn't succeed, uninstall and delete the driver, restart and let Windows acquire a new copy.
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  2.    30 Sep 2015 #12

    I restarted, windows did not acquire a new copy, now I can't update the drivers for it anymore! now the AMD is completely missing?

    Alright it came back after about 10 minutes. I tried to update it, and it was up to date. Still no AMD Catalyst?
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       02 Oct 2015 #13

    Well the explanation is that Windows 10 decided your nVidia Forceware or AMD Catalyst driver is old and installed a Microsoft driver from Windows Update. The Microsoft driver provides basic functionality and limited 3D support and of course no control panel. For best performance, enable all features and the control panel, you should visit nVidia/AMD site and download latest driver for your model. If Windows 10 driver isn't yet available, go for Windows 8 or 7 or at least Vista. If during installation Windows suggest is an old driver, proceed anyway replacing the newer (but crippled) Microsoft driver with OEM full-feature driver. Restart and you should be able to right click and access the control panel. The same is true for Intel graphics as well. For full functionality install Intel drivers.
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  4.    02 Oct 2015 #14

    spapakons said: View Post
    Well the explanation is that Windows 10 decided your nVidia Forceware or AMD Catalyst driver is old and installed a Microsoft driver from Windows Update. The Microsoft driver provides basic functionality and limited 3D support and of course no control panel. For best performance, enable all features and the control panel, you should visit nVidia/AMD site and download latest driver for your model. If Windows 10 driver isn't yet available, go for Windows 8 or 7 or at least Vista. If during installation Windows suggest is an old driver, proceed anyway replacing the newer (but crippled) Microsoft driver with OEM full-feature driver. Restart and you should be able to right click and access the control panel. The same is true for Intel graphics as well. For full functionality install Intel drivers.
    Hi spapakons- that's the first thing I asked Mcknightrider to do- to check what driver was installed.

    Mcknightrider- could you carefully check exactly what driver is installed and see if what spapkons says is right in your case?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       02 Oct 2015 #15

    99% of the cases when there is no control panel, the Microsoft driver is installed. 1% is when there is some incompatibility and the control panel is not accessible with right-click, only from Windows Control Panel. And in that 1% case it will likely not working properly.
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