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Message 85546 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 5:12:46 UTC

I am running BOINC version 7.8.3 on Windows 10. I have BIONC installed as a service. Can I use a GPU or is there still a restriction on BOINC not being installed as a service?
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Message 85547 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 6:10:38 UTC

The restriction is one that comes from the way Windows manages a GPU for any program is running as a service. Basically anything running as a service does not have full access to the "normal" GPU drivers, thus it is not BOINC that is preventing the use of the GPU but the operating system.
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Message 85548 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 7:03:06 UTC

It still says this in the installer:
"Run applications under a privileged account. This provides increased protection from faulty applications, and on Windows, it will prevent the use of applications that use the graphics chip (GPU)."
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Message 85557 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 15:30:10 UTC

To run it not as a service can I just set the service to manual and then run it by clicking on the executable or do I need to uninstall and reinstall?

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Message 85558 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 15:52:31 UTC - in response to Message 85557.  

You'll need to uninstall & reinstall.
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