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NVIDIA Control Panel - Add or Remove from Desktop Context Menu

How to Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows
Published by Brink
14 Jun 2012
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How to Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows

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If you have NVIDIA video drivers installed, then this tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "NVIDIA Control Panel" desktop context menu for only your account in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


EXAMPLE: Desktop Context Menu
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OPTION ONE
To Add or Remove from within NVIDIA Control Panel
1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel (nvcplui.exe), and click on Desktop (Menu bar). (see screenshot below)
NOTE: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\nvcplui.exe
-nvidia-cp.jpg
2. To Add "NVIDIA Control Panel" to Desktop Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on Add Desktop Context Menu to check it.
3. To Remove "NVIDIA Control Panel" from Desktop Context Menu
A) Click/tap on Add Desktop Context Menu to uncheck it.
4. Close the NVIDIA Control Panel.



OPTION TWO
To Add or Remove Using a REG File Download
1. To Add "NVIDIA Control Panel" to Desktop Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add_NVIDIA-CP_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
2. To Remove "NVIDIA Control Panel" from Desktop Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_NVIDIA-CP_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8/10) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it
Shawn









31 Jul 2012   #1
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Hi Shawn,

I thing the .reg files (Remove and add) is same. Isn't it?


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31 Jul 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello nonpasaran,

Oops, sorry about that. They have been corrected now. Thank you for letting me know.
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01 Aug 2012   #3
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

No matter
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12 Mar 2015   #4
a15995

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately, NVidia has removed the nvshext.dll from the setup-files and the above regkey is useless unless you have the nvshext.dll in System32.

The latest version I have been able to extract and place in System32 is 337.88. After that, the installer was changed and nvshext.dll is not installed as default and cannot be found in the install package.

If anyone knows how to get nvshext.dll and the context menu back please let me know...
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12 Mar 2015   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello a15995,

It still works for me with the NVIDIA 349.65 (9.18.13.4965) driver version in Windows 10.

Hopefully, it get added back for you in the next release.
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12 Mar 2015   #6
a15995

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello a15995,

It still works for me with the NVIDIA 349.65 (9.18.13.4965) driver version in Windows 10.

Hopefully, it get added back for you in the next release.
Unfortunately, it won't come back. It does not install automatically - I just loose the context menu after a driver update and nvshext.dll is missing from the System32 directory. I have to manually re-add it to the directory - and the context menu gets back.

I don't know why I experience this. As you say the nvshext.dll file is part of the install package but fails to install on my pc...
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12 Mar 2015   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. Hopefully others will post if they are experiencing the same as you.
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