Do we also need to manually update our NVIDIA Control Panels?

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  1. Supersnake

    Supersnake Member

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    Did you know that there is a NVIDIA Control Panel 2.1.270?

    NVIDIA has released a Control Panel with a higher version number:
    NVIDIA Control Panel 2.1.270

    Is this higher version numbered control panel something I should be using or should I just disregard it?

    I couldn't find any information about NVIDIA's control panel differences and even if there was some significant difference between control panels I wouldn't know where to find their control panels. Anyone know what this version does that your present Control Panel doesn't do?
     
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  2. Arctucas

    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    Hmm...

    My Control Panel is version 2.2.220.05.
     
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    dabrooks Master Guru

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    2.1.270.00 is my installed version, running 178.13 drivers.
     
  4. Supersnake

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    Looks like my concern may now be a moot one. After installing the September 25th 178.13 WHQL drivers my control panel became version 2.1.270.00.
    Nothing in it appears to standout as unique to me.
     

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    "2.1.270.02" here with 178.13 vista x64
     
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    Perhaps....
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  10. Supersnake

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    Isn't that concern a driver issue rather than a control panel matter?
    If so perhaps you would like to post your question in the 178.13 driver thread.
    :)
     

  11. seno

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    nvidia control panel ? :-D old control panel (driver settings) is better - with some other tweaks in windows register :)

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NvCplApi\Policies]
    "ContextUIPolicy"=dword:00000001
    "CplGroupUIPolicy"=dword:00000002
     
  12. Supersnake

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    I used to use that tweak too Seno. It would enable me to go to the NVIDIA Control Panel's View menu and select "Use Classic NVIDIA Control Panel". Unfortunately for some time now the newer drivers killed the ability to use that tweak. Just for the heck of it though and because of your kindly prompt :) I tried the tweak again - the option to select the Classic Control Panel in the View menu no longer will appear.

    The 'tweak no longer works' has been discussed on forums:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=60105
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  13. Arctucas

    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    Meh.
     
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    Not true, it is still there!

    That is not true.
    I am using the 178.13 on Vista32 and added the following tweaks to the registry:
    Leave the other settings as they are, just add/change the ones quoted above and - bang, there it is again the old, bold Nividia Control Panel.
    If you switch to the New Nvidia Panel once, these settings are gone, and you would have to modify them again, when you want to see the conventional panel again.
     
  15. Supersnake

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    Thanks for your contribution Rapier.

    Prior to applying your tweak these are the only contents I had in:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NvCplApi\Policies


    "ContextUIPolicy" =dword:00000001
    "TaskbarUIPolicy" =dword:00000001
    "CplGroupUIPolicy" =dword:00000002


    After applying your tweak:

    "DevPolicies" =dword:00000000
    "ModePolicies" =dword:00000000
    "ContextUIPolicy"=dword:00000001
    "TaskbarUIPolicy"=dword:00000001
    "SedonaDisable" =dword:00000002
    "CplGroupUIPolicy"=dword:00000002


    A SedonaDisable"=dword:00000002 disables my NVIDIA Control Panel from launching. Likewise a 1 Value,
    Only "SedonaDisable"=dword:00000000 allows me to launch the control panel and when it opens, the Classical Version is not available in the Viewmenu

    I did a bit more forum searching and did find some users who were able to 'activate' their View menu to display the Classical View option - they did so by only adding "SedonaDisable"=dword:00000002 without adding the
    "DevPolicies"=dword:00000000
    "ModePolicies"=dword:00000000
    that you added in. I tried that but still no luck.

    Looks like I will have to remain with the new style NVIDIA Control Panel and since I access it infrequently I will rationalize that it is not much of a bother to scroll or enter a couple of extra times to find what I want in that panel.

    Thanks,
    Supersnake
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2008

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