How To Install Graphics Drivers

Due to the current lack of Appx support in AME, graphics drivers can pose to be problematic, as they often bundle Appx software with them. For example, the stock Nvidia driver installer will not be able to install the Appx control panel. For this reason, we recommend a more manual approach to installing a graphics driver, which we've outlined in the below steps.

Download your graphics driver from the OEM site, such as AMD or NVIDIA.

Note: For Intel GPUs you can use the normal installer and ignore everything past this point.

Once downloaded, right click the driver file and use 7zip to extract it to a folder.

Open Device Manager as Administrator, open Display adapters and right click your GPU, then select Update Driver. In the Update Drivers window, select Browse my computer for drivers > Browse…, and navigate to the driver folder you extracted earlier, then click Next.

Device Manager will automatically determine the driver's location and perform the installation.

If you have an NVIDIA GPU, there will be a “NVIDIA Control Panel is not found” message indicating that the app failed to install. To solve this, you can either disable the message by running the following command via Command Prompt as Administrator:

reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvlddmkm\Global\NVTweak" /v "DisableStoreNvCplNotifications" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Or you can install the app by opening amecs and navigating to Extra > Install NVIDIA Control Panel.

These tools can be used if you wish for a more quiet and/or customized NVIDIA driver, however while installing the NVIDIA driver the installation process will hitch for 30-60 minutes. This is due to it attempting to install NVIDIA Control Panel. You can avoid this nuissence by disabling the installation of NVIDIA Control Panel in the NVCleanstall/NVSlimmer driver configuration options.

  • graphics_drivers.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/01/03 07:20
  • by styris