I have a somewhat old version of some photo editing software that is having issues with my current video card.

Is there a way to hide my GPU from this program in order to force the CPU to do software rendering, so the program works again?

I was thinking maybe there exists a command line-based program I can download that hides my GPU, that I can run before starting the photo editing software.

I am using Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise

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    @K7AAY i edited the question – user3163495 Aug 31 '18 at 15:46
  • Which GPU is that? – harrymc Aug 31 '18 at 15:58
  • @K7AAY I have verified on my own that the GPU is the problem. I just need to find a way to force the program to use software rendering so I don't have to disable my GPU in the Device Manger every time – user3163495 Aug 31 '18 at 17:51
  • Once an accurate answer is provided, you can mark an answer as useful by clicking on the checkmark at left. This helps others know what works. – K7AAY Sep 5 '18 at 15:23
  • @as soon as i test your answer and it works i'll mark your answer as correct – user3163495 Sep 5 '18 at 17:45

The April 2018 Update from Microsoft adds this ability. Version 1803 provides per-app GPU management: Go to Settings | Display then click the Graphics settings link at the very bottom of the page to start tinkering.

Do you have Version 1803, the April 2018 Update? Check with Win-RwinverEnter

If you don't have Version 1803, accepting the update is called for.

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