If you are trying to change settings in NVIDIA Control Panel but you receive ”Access Denied” message, don’t worry this article is written for you.
When you open the NVIDIA Control Panel to change the settings, you get this message pop-up: Access Denied Failed to apply selected setting to your system. You will absolutely feel confused and upset. But don’t worry, this problem should be easy to fix. Try below 3 methods to fix it.
Try these fixes:
Update your NVIDIA graphics driver
Run the NVIDIA Control Panel as administrator
Close Game Bar
Method 1: Update your NVIDIA Graphics driver
The “Access Denied” problem probably caused by an old, wrong version or missing NVIDIA graphics driver on your pc . So you should verify that your graphics adapter has the correct driver, and update it if it doesn’t.
OPTION 1 – DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL YOUR NVIDIA GRAPHICS DRIVER MANUALLY
Visit Nvidia Official Website to Download Latest Drivers
Fill detail according to your Graphics and Download drivers.
Option 2 – Automatically update your NVIDIA graphics driver
If you don’t have time, patience or computer skills to update your NVIDIA graphics driver manually, then you can do it automatically.
Search Device Manager in Window option
Click on ”Display Adaptor and Right Click on Basic Display Adaptor.
Then Click on ” Search Automatically update Drivers”
Method 2: Run the NVIDIA Control Panel as administrator
There is another way resolve this problem, run the NVIDIA Control Panel as an administrator. The “Access Denied” problem may be encountered by the program running without permission. So you have to run the NVIDIA Control Panel as an administrator, with high integrity access, the problem may be resolved.
Method 3: Close Games Bar
The Game Bar is a built-in tool in Windows to enhance/improve your gaming experience. It\’s automatically enabled with the Windows update, but it may be interfere with the NVIDIA Control Panel. You can try to turn of the Games Bar solve this problem.
1) Press the Windows logo key + I together to open the Windows Setting. Then click Gaming.
2) Then Click the button to turn off the Game Bar.
3) Run the NVIDIA Control Panel and check the “Access Denied” message will show up.