What are DCH Display Drivers from NVIDIA?
Microsoft DCH (Declarative Componentized Hardware supported apps) drivers refers to a new universal Windows driver package. . Per Microsoft requirements, the NVIDIA Control Panel is no longer included in the base DCH driver package and is instead distributed exclusively through the Microsoft Store and seamlessly installed following the completion of the NVIDIA driver installation.
Functionally, there is no difference between NVIDIA’s Standard and DCH drivers. While the base core component files remain the same, the way DCH drivers are packaged and installed differs from previous (Standard) drivers. When directly comparing the two driver types, the DCH driver package has a smaller size and a faster installation time than the Standard package.
NVIDIA DCH Display Drivers are supported on Windows 10 x64 April 2018 Update (Version 1803 OS Build 17134) and later versions.
Yes. NVIDIA DCH Display Drivers can be installed on top of NVIDIA Standard Display Drivers.
Yes, you can locate and download the driver through the Advanced Driver Search. When installing Standard Display Driver versions posted 12/6/19 or later, the driver installation will force a clean installation which will fully remove the previous DCH driver before the Standard driver is installed. Should you be attempting to install a Standard Display Driver version posted before 12/6/19, we recommend you manually uninstall the previous DCH driver before beginning the installation.
To confirm the type of system you have, open the NVIDIA Control Panel -> select “System Information from the bottom left hand corner -> locate Driver Type. The text that follows will show if the driver type is DCH or Standard.
I installed a DCH driver and now my Freestyle and Ansel games can’t find my ReShade filters. Where did they go ?
Confirm the “Ansel” folder exists in this directory: “Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Ansel” (typically on your C:\ drive). If not, manually create this folder and move all existing/new ReShade filters here.
The NVIDIA DCH Display Driver will install the base display driver components but the hardware support apps (NVIDIA Control Panel) must be reinstalled from the Microsoft Windows Store manually. You may download the NVIDIA Control Panel for NVIDIA DCH Display Drivers from the URL below:
- From the Windows Start Menu, open the Microsoft Store app.
- In the search field on the top right-hand corner, type "NVIDIA Control Panel" until the search as you type result shows the NVIDIA Control Panel app as shown in the screenshot below. Once it appears, proceed to click on it to bring up the page. Note: If you accidentally clicked on the search icon after typing "NVIDIA Contol Panel", the Windows Store search results will show you several other games and apps. You will find the NVIDIA Control Panel under the Apps section.
- From here it should automatically start updating the NVIDIA Control Panel app. If it does not, you may manually update the app.