Cannot select graphics processor in Windows 10/11 [FULL FIX]

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NVIDIA graphics card users have reported a rather strange error while trying to use the dedicated graphics card for playing games etc. Whenever the users try to select the high-performance card instead of the integrated one, they get the You do not have the privilege to select the graphics processor in this menu error.

Affected users share their concerns on various forums.

I cannot run any games with my NVidia card, whenever I try to select it by right clicking on game icon > run with graphics processor, it says “You do not have privileges to select the graphics processor in this menu”. When I try to play a game with what I’m assuming the Intel graphics, the games look messed up.

The solutions we provided below should help you address the problem.

How to fix You don’t have the privilege to select the graphics processor?

1. Use DDU to Uninstall the Drivers

  1. Download DDU from the official website, here.
  2. Also Download NVIDIA graphics card driver as well as the Intel drivers from the official websites.

Boot into Safe Mode

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type msconfig and hit enter to open System Configuration.
  3. In the System Configuration window, click on the Boot tab.
  4. Under Boot Options, check “Safe Boot” option.
    Windows 10 Safe Boot - System Configuration
  5. Click on Apply and click OK.
  6. Windows will ask you to restart the System. Click Yes.

After Booting into Safe Mode

  1. Run the DDU.exe file and extract the package.
  2. Open the DDU folder and run the Display Drive Uninstaller.exe file.
  3. Select the Device Type as GPU and GPU as Intel.
  4. Click on Clean and do Not Restart button.
    DDU Uninstaller
  5. Next, select GPU as NVIDIA and click on Clean and Restart. 
  6. After the restart, install the Intel Display driver first and then proceed with installing the NVIDIA graphics driver.

Reboot the computer and check for any improvements.

2. Change User Account Control Setting

  1. Press Windows Key + R  to open Run.
  2. Type control and press OK to open the Control Panel.
  3. Click on User Accounts > User Account.
  4. Click on Change User Account Control Settings.
    UAC Never notify me
  5. Now drag the slider to the “Never Notify me when:”.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.
  7. Run any game and check if the error still exists.

Reboot the system and try to change the graphics card for the game. The game should accept the NVIDIA GPU without any error.

Note: Disabling UAC will expose your system to potential threats as any program can run with administrative access without the user consent. Follow the second method only if you are sure of what software you install on your system.


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