A fix for the broken panel applet within the nvidia drivers from the 40.**`s I installed the Nvidia 40.72whql drivers again after trying many many ways to fix the applet then i tried this and it has now worked on 2 different Pc`s. Install drivers.....Reboot...then use the attached file (which you have seen before i guess) after windows has restarted...do what the attachment fix says step1/step2/step3 but DO NOT REBOOT it is not needed and DO NOT reinstall the drivers again as if you go to the geforce applet it is now fixed! Even after reboot the Gf3/4 applet works fine. Ps..I was like many others using the fix on uninstalling the drivers then rebooting which did not solve it for me...so tried it after the install.