OpenGL Version 1.1 with Quadro when launching task inside a service on Windows 1809 RRS feed

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  • I have problem when I'm launching executable inside a service. This program are retrieving the Microsoft "GDI Generic" OpenGL driver, which is version 1.1. But I have Quadro P2000 with version 4.6 and the last NVidia driver.
    The basic usage of that case, is when I launch Unit testing program with Teamcity (continuous build system). This unit test executable are executed inside a Service by Teamcity.

    On Windows 10 version 1803, usually, I have to set/force the NVidia card as the primary/only graphic card (not using the Intel Integrated card) to solved this problem.

    But since I have update to the last Windows 10, version 1809, and I updated the NVidia driver to the last "dch" driver, the OpenGL version inside the service is always 1.1 ... !!

    Before the W10 update, using driver 419.17 WHQL, it was working with the last W10 v1809. So it seems that there is a way to have it works on W10 with WHQL driver.
    But after installing the 419.17 DCH driver, it's not working anymore, only OpenGL 1.1 inside service (using a account with administrative rights)...

    And the problem, is that I'm not able to install the original WHQL version!
    I try lot of method, but I always I have an error. The NVidia driver installer tell me that the driver is not compatible with the current system (but it seems compatible, because it was using just after the W10 update, before I installer the DCH driver).
    If I ask to windows to install this specific driver, it finish with an error.

    One solution, is to reinstall W10 v1803 and keep the WHQL version, but I have computer which have already been updated (W10 and driver), and I want to avoid a full reinstall.

    Is there a hidden option to be able to force install a WHQL driver on W10 1809 or to be able to used the NVidia driver with OpenGL 4.6 inside a service on W10 with a DCH driver?

    I hope someone have a solution, I try so multiples tests since two days, install/reinstall of driver, search on google...
    Monday, March 11, 2019 8:41 PM

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  • Hello François1,

    This forum is for "Discuss general issues about developing applications for Windows." Winapi development related.

    For your NVidia driver installation you need contact the NVidia driver supplier for help.

    Best regards,


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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:52 AM