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So NVIDIA is committing driver suicide, crippling their users and their software, sacrificing the soverignity of their own software to Microsoft. pushing the nightmare microsoft store platform, forcing users without internet connections to not access their products, to breach their privacy, create a microsoft account for the much hated windows store platform, in order to access and configure their product. Nobody paid NVIDIA to use this nightmare platform.

NVCleaninstall attempts to install the control panel, which does not work. This pops up when I initially click "NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL" in the start menu.




After that, if I click "NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL" nothing happens now. There is nothing in the right click menu.

I tried enabling developer mode to side load appx files, didn't make any difference.

I see the following in this folder: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\NVIDIACorp.NVIDIAControlPanel_8.1.961.0_x64__56jybvy8sckqj

Anything missing here? Shouldn't there be a "nvidia control panel.exe" or something like that!

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I have windows store enabled, I already regularly update store apps successfully every second Tuesday with Windows Updates.

I can't believe Nvidia would do this to themselves!
 
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The latest drivers do not include the control panel in any form, and it must be downloaded though the Windows Store(no account required).

They have joined their counterparts and finally moved into the modern age and are doing it correctly.
 
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I have the latest version and have the control panel as well. It was installed automagically with the driver, but I haven't done a clean install in a while so....

I always download my drivers from geforce.com/drivers btw.
 
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I have the latest version and have the control panel as well. It was installed automagically with the driver, but I haven't done a clean install in a while so....

I always download my drivers from geforce.com/drivers btw.
I have it as well but I think it just remains there if you already had it installed after you update the driver, probably if you do a clean install it wont install it.
 
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I always do a clean install (and deselect geforce experience app) with the geforce.com drivers package: Nvidia control panel always load fine
 
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NvCP is essential though. Them not auto installing it is yet another bonus point for being an advanced user by default and watch carefully every install you do and do it manually.

And this is the golden standard in my book. Updates must be under your control, or you have no control.

TL DR kill DCH drivers with fire.
How? Remove your GPU in device manager. Remove drivers. Reboot on IGP, install device in device manager without ethernet connection and then install Nvidia.com's driver.

I have the latest version and have the control panel as well. It was installed automagically with the driver, but I haven't done a clean install in a while so....

I always download my drivers from geforce.com/drivers btw.

Thats the golden standard, it works and it keeps Nvidia straight.

Also, we are speaking of Microsoft here. If the user base tells them shit wont suffice, they are forced to change or abandon it. UWP, their misguided Windows push for mobile / touch and their Store should all be pushed off the cliff yesterday. It benefits nobody.
 
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TL DR kill DCH drivers with fire.
I'm interested how you plan to do this now that nVidia is only releasing DCH drivers moving forward.
 

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Tried a clean install this time, no difference. Are any of you using NVcleaninstall? I'm not installing anything except the driver, I also remove nv container and telemetry (ETC).

Im using 496.61-desktop-notebook-win10-win11-64bit-international-dch.hf_a.exe

Update OK figured out, the dch requires nvcontainer for the control panel to work
 
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You're using a third-party tool that affects driver installation and getting angry at Nvidia about the driver install? Interesting angle to take...
Yep. I was told by Nvidia, that the only way to install the control panel was via the "Microsoft Store". Standard drivers gave me no problems, the DCH did, or so i thought anyway. I was unable to download the control panel from Microsoft store either. Turns out it was the way I was installing it that was the problem.

I suppose the people who don't want to use highly unpopular Microsoft Store will be forced to enable it. It takes some tweaking in group policy to make Microsoft Store private and not associated with a microsoft account.
 
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OK figured out, the dch requires nvcontainer for the control panel to work
Control Panel always requires NVContainer... DCH or not

NVCleanstall has an option to install the NV DCH Control Panel app, without ever connecting to MS Store. Have you tried that?
 

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Control Panel always requires NVContainer... DCH or not

NVCleanstall has an option to install the NV DCH Control Panel app, without ever connecting to MS Store. Have you tried that?
Yes and it worked, when NVContainer was enabled. I am assuming the Nvidia driver does that on its own as well, without connecting to the web? NVCleaninstall extracts it from the driver I assume.
 

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Yes and it worked, when NVContainer was enabled. I am assuming the Nvidia driver does that on its own as well?
NVContainer is always installed and always running on NVIDIA's official drivers
 
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I'm interested how you plan to do this now that nVidia is only releasing DCH drivers moving forward.

You buy a different graphics card or you make noise as a community. Not everything's a given because company thinks its ok.

Also, Nvidia is not releasing only DCH drivers, where did you get that memo? I just checked... no change.
 
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It takes some tweaking in group policy to make Microsoft Store private and not associated with a microsoft account.
Can you tell more on how to do this?
 

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NVContainer is always installed and always running on NVIDIA's official drivers
I haven't used the official installer since I came across nvcleaninstall! years ago!

Can you tell more on how to do this?
This is one of probably over a thousand GP tweaks I made.
Load gpedit.msc,

Administrative Templates
\System\Internet Communication\ Management\Internet Communication Settings\Turn off access to the store (enable)

(stops windows from searching online for apps when you open an extension not associated with a file, (and such)

\Windows Components\App Runtime\Allow Microsoft accounts to be optional (enable)

(If you enable this policy setting, Windows Store apps that typically require a Microsoft account to sign in will allow users to sign in with an enterprise account instead.) Didn't work for me trying to install Nvidia Control Panel from the Store however.

\Windows Components\App Runtime\Block launching desktop apps associated with a file (enabled)
\Windows Components\App Runtime\Block launching desktop apps associated with a URI scheme (enabled)
\Windows Components\Push to Install\Turn off push to install service (enable)

If you enable this setting, users will not be able to push Apps to this device from the Microsoft Store running on other devices or the web.
 
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You buy a different graphics card or you make noise as a community. Not everything's a given because company thinks its ok.

Also, Nvidia is not releasing only DCH drivers, where did you get that memo? I just checked... no change.
In addition, this release is unique because it lacks the standard, non-DCH driver version that NVIDIA usually releases, in addition to the DCH driver. Today's release contains the DCH version of the driver only, pushing Microsoft's DCH driver packaging technique as the way forward.

i suggest you check again:
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hope that clears it up . .
 
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If anyone wants Nvidia control panel and don't want to use Microsoft store (don't blame you), or don't have it enabled, or it doesn't work on your machine, you can download it from this link.


I don't have Microsoft store enabled, so to get the Control Panel working with my RTX 2070 drivers I installed it via Store on another machine, extracted it, put a copy of the folder on my machine and started using it. It works OK on my machine.

Nvidia have basically adopted a policy of forcing users into using MS apps and technologies (MS store in this case) by making Control Panel install as an appx UWP app when their GPU drivers install as far as I can tell. Finding this Control Panel outside of Microsoft Store is also exceedingly difficult. I disabled that shite (MS Store) in my custom version of Windows when I set up the config in NTlite when I first made the installer, so I found this was the problem and had to find another way to install the control panel in my machine. Anyway, now you have it.
 

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If anyone wants Nvidia control panel and don't want to use Microsoft store
The Control Panel is now part of the driver download and no longer downloaded through Store

On older drivers you can just check "Install Control Panel App" in NVCleanstall on the Tweaks screen and it'll download it from our servers without anyone ever knowing
 
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Hi,
Seems a non issue just oem stuff
I always use standard anyway game ready is nowhere near my driver requirement
The item I avoid like the plague is geforce experience
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"Standard" drivers are no longer available, only DCH
 
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I've never seen 511.79 Standard, do you have a link?

You might be seeing the old R479 drivers in their search
 
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I've never seen 511.79 Standard, do you have a link?

You might be seeing the old R479 drivers in their search
Nope my bad
Last was September or so think win-7 has one released Jan- 31st 2022 :oops:

Wondering why no new drivers were listed not that I ever use newest lol

The Control Panel is now part of the driver download and no longer downloaded through Store

On older drivers you can just check "Install Control Panel App" in NVCleanstall on the Tweaks screen and it'll download it from our servers without anyone ever knowing
Looks like I'll be using this method.
 
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