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OEM Updates and Windows Updates causing issues with the Killer Control Center and Drivers.

We have had some cases where users have issues after an OEM updated their hardware, or a Windows Update caused some issues with the Killer Control Center showing an error.

When opened the Killer Control Center states an error

“This Application needs to be updated to match the Killer Service, Please get the latest version”.

This happens when the OEM updates the driver properly but the Microsoft Store does not update the version of the Killer Control Center. Some users were unsure of where and how to fix the error they were receiving. This is done by clicking on Start, and going to the Microsoft Store by opening it.


Updating the Killer Control Center in Microsoft Store. (Part 1)

  • This is the Microsoft Store Front, you need to click on the three dots on top right of your icon

  • This is the next step where you click on “Downloads and Updates”.

  • After you click on “Downloads and Updates” you need to find the Killer Control Center and update it. The blue button on the top right that states “Get Updates” will update your applications in this folder.

  • If you cannot find Killer Control Center with the method above, then please click on “All Owned” on the top left of this image. Sort by Name (top right) drop down menu of the “all owned section”. Then look for Killer Control Center. If the Killer Control Center is not under “All Owned” please submit a ticket, so we can further assist.

OEM or Windows Update keeps installing Killer Control Center on your system. This article shows how to disable it (Part 2)

Some OEM updates will install the Killer Control Center and the driver, when you were originally on driver only. Unfortunately we do not have the ability to stop the OEM Updates, we provide them with the latest updates. Sometimes these OEM updates are released, and the newer updates are made fixing and resolving known issues. We always advise keeping up to date on the latest drivers and can be found here. We used to be able to disable this from happening with our Killer Uninstaller Tool but critical updates have bypassed the feature to block new updates.

  • The best fix for this so you dont have to uninstall the update and go back to “Driver Only” drivers is to perform the following steps.
    • Open Killer Control Center, go to the Settings Tab on the left hand side and disable “Advanced Stream Detect”
    • Right Click your Taskbar, click on Task Manager, then Click on Startup tab, Find Killer Control Center, and right click on it and Disable it from Startup.
    • (Optional) If you truly want to completely remove Killer Control Center from your startup perform this third step. This will prevent the service from starting and truly give you a “Driver Only” setup that updates with OEM / Windows Updates. Right Click on Start, Then click on Run, and type in services.msc. This will pull up a window that looks like the one above. You will right click on “Killer Network Service” then click on Properties. This will bring up Killer Network Service Properties (Local Computer) in the middle it states “Startup Type” you will click on the drop down and select “Disabled”.

Remember to restart after performing these two to three steps. Then this should allow your OEM to update your device properly. This will keep your system running as if the Killer Control Center wasn’t there like your normal Driver Only solution. 

Updated on October 4, 2019

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