How to fix NVIDIA Control Panel not opening on Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 13

The most recent upgrade to Windows 10 might have pulled a few tricks on your NVIDIA graphics card. Trying to open the NVIDIA Control Panel yields nothing but a blank stare from your PC.

Here's the problem: Windows Update thinks your NVIDIA driver is up to date, but in reality it is not. Here's how to download the latest graphics card driver and get NVIDIA Control Panel up and running again.

How to fix NVIDIA Control Panel not opening on Windows 10 Anniversary Update

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Device Manager.

  1. Double-click Display adapters.
  2. Double-click your NVIDIA graphics card.

  1. Click the Driver tab at the top of the window.
  2. Click the Update Driver button.

  1. Click Search automatically for updated driver software. Windows will search for and download a driver.
  2. Click Close when the download and install is complete.

  1. Click the X in the top right corner of the Device Manager window.
  2. Click Yes to restart your computer.

Your NVIDIA Control Panel

Did your NVIDIA card crap out on you following the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Did this solve the Control Panel problem? Let us know in the comments section below.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.