Well this was Win7, so yes. But the problem is completely gone. I never had to change any background processes. Apparently a few computer restarts fixed it. Back in the day a lot of windows programs demanded that you restart your computer after installing before running the program the first time. They don't do that anymore, but apparently some still want you to do that. The only other thing I did was try installing the same video drivers again over the top of the previously (freshly) installed video drivers. Not sure what actually fixed it.
But now it works fine.