Maps App Road Display Fix

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  1. BearFlag

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    The roads do not show on the Maps App so Microsoft suggests the following fix: Windows 10 Maps App sometimes does not show the streets or roads on the Map

    I tried the 2nd workaround by having the Nvidia Control Panel use the dGPU for Maps.Windows. However that did not work. Has anyone gotten the 2nd workaround to work successfully?

    Only if I do the 1st workaround (dGPU being the default for all programs) will the roads show.
     
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    I was curious and also could not get the 2nd workaround to work. I made sure that I used the actual Maps path shown in Task Manager: Microsoft.WindowsMaps_4.1512.3450.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe, but it seems that the Maps app still opens using the default policy.
     
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    The second work around works for me. But then it of course fails when I detach the clipboard from the base/dGPU.
     
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    The second workaround worked for me as well. Did not try it only with clipboard.
     
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    Weird. I wonder why the second workaround doesn't work for me. What is the exact file path you guys put in the NVidia control panel for the Map App?
     
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    I actually didn't browse the file, when I clicked on Add in the Program Settings, I selected in the window Windows Maps which was already present there and it worked. When I open the Nvidia Control Panel now, I see the name as ''microsoft.windosmaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe'' if it helps.

    Cheers,
     
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    Exact same here.
     
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    Weird. It did not appear on mine and I had to browse for it.
     
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    My SB also doesn't display Maps or Windows Maps in the list of apps after pressing Add. The path I used, but which doesn't work with the second workaround, was:

    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_4.1512.3450.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\maps.windows.exe
     
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    That's strange, because according to this thread, if you have it in the list it works, if you need to browse it, it doesn't.. Really strange.
     

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