Windows 10 – How to remove ‘NVIDIA Control Panel is not found’ prompt


By default Windows 10 will install the software (drivers) required to run a NVIDIA video card – it however doesn’t install the ‘NVIDIA Control Panel’ – which is completely optional and not required for everyday use.

Further more – it has terrible reviews on the Microsoft Store – currently 1.5 stars !

Despite this – Windows will display a prompt every time you turn on the computer which reads

NVIDIA Control Panel is not found

Click here to install NVIDIA Control Panel from Microsoft store.


These steps show how to disable the ‘NVIDIA Control Panel is not found’ prompt in Windows 10.

  1. Right-click on the Start menu and click ‘Run’ (or on the keyboard, press Windows + R)
  2. In the ‘Open:’ box, type ‘services.msc’ and click ‘OK’
  3. Locate ‘NVIDIA Display Container LS’
  4. Right-click on it and choose ‘Properties’
  5. Change ‘Startup type’ to ‘Disabled’
  6. Click ‘OK’ and close the Services window
  7. The prompt will no longer appear when you turn on the computer.


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22 comments on “Windows 10 – How to remove ‘NVIDIA Control Panel is not found’ prompt

  1. Thank you!
    Also scriptable with Powershell if you’re rolling out to a lot of machines:
    set-service -name NVDisplay.ContainerLocalSystem -status stopped -startuptype disabled

  2. Thank you, I created a text file (and renamed to *.cmd) and then added as an application within MDT using Variable to point to specific model (HP Fury ZBook 15 G7).
    now when laptop gets imaged using our image, the NVidia CTRL Panel is disabled by default.

    Text file content is simply:
    wmic service where caption=”NVIDIA Display Container LS” call changestartmode “Disabled”

    MDT Application quiet command: %WINDIR%\System32\cmd.exe /c Disable_NVidia.cmd

  3. Thank you! This message was especially frustrating since I had intentionally uninstalled the NVIDIA control panel. It’s incredibly obnoxious how little regard corporations have for their users these days, feels more like we’re serfs than customers.

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