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Unblock NVIDIA Control Panel Store App in Windows 10

Some time ago, NVIDIA released a version of their Control Panel for drivers to the Microsoft Store. Anyone can get it installed. However, it doesn't work out of the box. The app is locked to certain drivers and (probably) OEMs.

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The app's page on the Store comes with the following description:

Featuring display management, application, and gaming-specific features, the NVIDIA Control Panel ensures the best overall experience using NVIDIA graphics

You can get it here:

NVIDIA's Control Panel app in the Microsoft Store

I have installed it and tried to open it. However, the app shows the following message:

Supported NVIDIA Driver is not installed on your system.

And recommends me to install the latest version of the driver.

Nvidia Control Panel Locked

The NVIDIA Control Panel software doesn’t appear to be a native UWP app. The company has used Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge to convert the classic Win32 app to a Microsoft Store-compatible version.

To bypass the limitation and get the Store app working (e.g. if you are interested in testing it), you can apply a Registry tweak. This will unblock the NVIDIA's control panel app, so it can be used with any driver.

Unblock NVIDIA Control Panel Store App

  1. Go to this page on the Store and click on the Get button to install the NVIDIA Control Panel app.Nvidia Control Panel Get
  2. Wait till it gets installed on your computer.Nvidia Control Panel Downloading
  3. Do not click on the Launch button.
  4. Now, open the Registry Editor app.
  5. Go to the following Registry key.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvlddmkm\FTS

    See how to go to a Registry key with one click.

  6. On the right, create a new 32-Bit DWORD value EnableRID69527.
    Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
    Set its value to 1.Nvidia Control Panel Unlock Tweak
  7. Now, click on the Launch button in the Store app.Nvidia Control Panel Launch

You will get the NVIDIA Control Panel app working. Here is how it looks in my case.

Nvidia Control Panel Unlocked 1

Nvidia Control Panel Unlocked 3Nvidia Control Panel Unlocked 2 Credits: Rafael Rivera.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Unblock NVIDIA Control Panel Store App in Windows 10”

  1. In the screenshots the ‘Display’ and ‘Video’ sections are missing from the tasks tree on the left. Is the app that limited in function?

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