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No need, newer drivers (since 490 or something) have the cpanel included
No wonder the damn driver package keeps getting larger... it's grown 200MB in the last year FFS. By this time next year it'll be a whole freaking gigabyte...
 
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No need, newer drivers (since 490 or something) have the cpanel included

I have looked inside the installer and as indicated by W1zzard's picture it contains an Appx version of Cpanel, which will not install on machines like mine where Microsoft Store component is not enabled or not working. If anyone else finds themselves in the same boat as me there, the Cpanel I have put in my link above will work for you.
 
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which will not install on machines like mine where Microsoft Store component is not enabled or not working
Great point
 
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That's a them problem, not a you problem. Disabling the MS Store is just tinfoil hat nonsense.
Not sure I understand this post completely, or if it's irony, but there are many reasons a user might not want MS Store on their machines, or it might not work, or might not even be possible to use it in certain circumstances. Not all those reasons are related with Microsoft's data collection (which itself may also be a valid concern for some folks).
 

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I finally found a solution: Fully functional control panel without MS store and bloat working with dch drivers!

You can just use a different install's nvcpui.exe and it will give you a functioning control panel for the up-to-date (dch) driver.
I found this by desperately searching for the dch control panel after installing 511.79 with nvcleanstall on a my stripped 21H1 and ended up executing the nvcpui.exe from my Windows 7 install on another drive (which has 441.41 installed lol) - and it just worked.
Can just copy out that nvcpui.exe (and possibly the .dll file there, too), place it somewhere on your C drive and use a shortcut.
If you don't have a different windows/nvidia install ready, just downgrade to the last standard nvidia driver, back up the nvcpui.exe and the .dll and use those after you updated to the newest dch.

If someone sees an issue with this, please let me know. So far everything seems to work as usual.

Not sure if this works with ANY nvcpui.exe as I can just confirm this working with a 441.41 Windows 7 nvcpui.exe - but I'd assume it's generally applicable.

So the 441.41 nvcp seems to work independently and shows that version 511.79 is installed. It has the 5xx features, like shadercache size, too.

Feel free to test whether all (also dch) nvcpui.exe's work independently for any driver version!
 
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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
W1zzard I am going to make a windows script for personal use which adds the DCH nvidia control panel to windows control panel (assuming its possible), so can be accessed via same way as before, if you interested when I have done it I can send you the script to add as an option to integrate to NVCleanstall.
 

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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
Oh damn, confirmed. :mad:

Here's where I used to get the standard one from when I wanted a copy on hand. Now the latest standard driver available is 472.84.

I normally let GeForce Experience upgrade the driver, so the fact it's DCH doesn't make any difference and hence I didn't know.

 
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You can just use a different install's nvcpui.exe and it will give you a functioning control panel for the up-to-date (dch) driver.
I found this by desperately searching for the dch control panel after installing 511.79 with nvcleanstall on a my stripped 21H1 and ended up executing the nvcpui.exe from my Windows 7 install on another drive (which has 441.41 installed lol) - and it just worked.
Can just copy out that nvcpui.exe (and possibly the .dll file there, too), place it somewhere on your C drive and use a shortcut.

For people wanting the Cpanel without any Microsoft Store functionality, all the .exe and .dll files they need are there in the link I posted earlier. Just need to download the folder and copy over to the hard drive.

 
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Nice! So you can confirm that old standard control panels are independent and will work with any driver installed?
From which driver version install is that control panel?
 
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Nice! So you can confirm that old standard control panels are independent and will work with any driver installed?
From which driver version install is that control panel?

Apologies everyone. After doing some more testing, running cPanel executable from a folder without install wasn't working on machines without Nvidia Panel previously installed (as one might have inferred from hans_glans idea above, or W1zzard's idea of creating an installer script). So I have now created a self-contained, portable version of cPanel using Turbo Studio and uploaded that. So it should not matter what you have previously installed or uninstalled with that. Any problems with it please let me know.

Download here:

I don't think it matters what nVidia graphics driver one has running. Seems to the one executable for all. Welcome any correction on that.
 
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For people wanting the Cpanel without any Microsoft Store functionality, all the .exe and .dll files they need are there in the link I posted earlier. Just need to download the folder and copy over to the hard drive.

Thanks a lot mate that was helpful, I'm running a custom made stripped Win10 1809 without Windows Store "or anything else"
I never thought of even trying to run the legacy cpl, that was smart.
I only need to run it once after a driver update to change some settings and i'm done with it.I even disable nv container service afterwards
It worked like a charm.
 
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Yeah similar situation for me. Stripped down custom windows (using ntlite) with as much of the bloat, closed-source and data harvesting crap removed from install image as possible, CPU/bandwidth eating services switched to manual by default, etc.

I see you have the link to the first one I uploaded. I uploaded a second executable after that which should run regardless of your driver install/uninstall history.

 
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I'm actually using the cpl from 472.12
 
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