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Message 22996 - Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 7:57:39 UTC

WARNING - the latest 64-bit Windows 10 update blocks OpenCL access to my GT 440 graphics board. CUDA access does not seem to be affected.

I tried to report this problem to Microsoft; the normal problem reporting channels all seem to be blocked.

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Message 22997 - Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 9:05:50 UTC

Solution found if you have GEFORCE Experience installed - start it. Either tell it to install a newer driver, or click on the three dots to the right of the message telling you which driver you have installed, and tell it to reinstall the driver.

This tells it to install the Nvidia version of the driver, with the OpenCL interface, instead of the Microsoft version, which usually does not have the OpenCL interface.

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Message 22999 - Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 12:22:11 UTC - in response to Message 22997.

Solution found if you have GEFORCE Experience installed - start it. Either tell it to install a newer driver, or click on the three dots to the right of the message telling you which driver you have installed, and tell it to reinstall the driver.

This tells it to install the Nvidia version of the driver, with the OpenCL interface, instead of the Microsoft version, which usually does not have the OpenCL interface.


It did the same thing for me and my Nvidia 760 gpu's, I did the same thing too, ran GeForce Experience and loaded the latest Nvidia driver and I too am back up and crunching here. What a pain in the neck for MS to do that stuff!!


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