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

Problem

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.

Solution

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

  1. Thank you so much! You’re a genius. Such a small annoyance, but at work, we can’t install the stupid Control Panel by group policy. So I was stuck with the Microsoft drivers & there was no way out of this.
    Now I can stop being pestered by this.

  2. Does anyone know how to install NVIDIA Control Panel from the microsoft store but through powershell?

    Got 500 workstations where i work and i need to automate it. I’m looking to include this in a startup script that runs once after a machine get’s re-imaged.

  3. Does anyone know how to install NVIDIA Control Panel from the microsoft store but through powershell? Got 500 workstations where i work and i need to automate it. I’m looking to include this in a startup script that runs once after a machine get’s re-imaged.

  4. Disabling ‘NVIDIA Display Container LS’ in Services not only removes the ‘Prompt to Install Nvidia Control Panel’ it also removes the ability to manually start the Nvidia Control Panel by running nvCplUI.exe since the Service is Disabled.

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