Windows 10: How to Remove Redundant NVidia Control Panel Icon?


  1. Posts : 1,408
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       17 Dec 2016 #1

    How to Remove Redundant NVidia Control Panel Icon?


    I moved from an NVidia GPU to an AMD GPU a while ago but there is still a residual blank NVidia Control Panel icon in Control Panel. How do I remove it? The NVidia drivers were uninstalled a while ago.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,207
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       17 Dec 2016 #2

    Hello Steve,

    You might see if you may be able to use the method in the tutorial below to remove the NVIDIA icon from the Control Panel.

    Control Panel - Hide Icon
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  3. Posts : 1,408
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       17 Dec 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Steve,

    You might see if you may be able to use the method in the tutorial below to remove the NVIDIA icon from the Control Panel.

    Control Panel - Hide Icon
    Yes, that worked. I guess there is an offending registry entry lurking somewhere if I can track it down and delete it with confidence.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,207
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       17 Dec 2016 #4

    Great news.

    I hate it when software doesn't uninstall fully and cleanly.
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  5.    17 Dec 2016 #5

    Completely Disable the Shell Extension

    If you don’t want that shell extension loading at all, you can use the awesome Nirsoft ShellExView application to just completely disable the extension and prevent it from running.

    Note: make sure to launch ShellExView by right-clicking and choosing Run as Administrator if you are using Vista.

    Find “DesktopContextClass” with the description “NVIDIA Display Properties Extension”, and click the Disable button.
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