OpenGL 4.5 Context Creation

I just installed a GTX 960 and installed the (353.62/355.97/368.39) driver because it supposedly supports OpenGL 4.5. For some reason, creating and OpenGL 4.5 context does not work. Apparently the error I am getting is a result of the graphics drivers not being up to date or not supporting OpenGL 4.5, yet I am using the 355.97 driver. It was suggested on that I should install the 368.39 driver (which I already tried) then to create a new administrator user and update the drivers on that account. This did not change anything.

I create a PIXELFORMATDESCRIPTOR with 32 bit color depth, 24 bit depth buffer and 8 bit stencil buffer. I then create a dummy OpenGL 4.5 context using the desktop window HWND’s device context.

HDC deviceContext = GetDC(GetDesktopWindow());

int pixelFormat;
pixelFormat = ChoosePixelFormat(deviceContext, &pfd);
SetPixelFormat(deviceContext, pixelFormat, &pfd);

HGLRC context = wglCreateContext(deviceContext);
wglMakeCurrent(deviceContext, context);

The context object is null after wglCreateContext() and I am unable to initialize the OpenGL Extension Wrangler or create a window. I find this error odd because of the fact that this program executes cleanly on my laptop (Lenovo y510p running a GT755M with the 355.97 driver). I know for a fact that I am correctly creating the context because I was able to run the program on my R9 270x and on my Lenovo y510p.

Both my desktop computer (the one with the problem) and my laptop are running Windows 10 x64.

SetPixelFormat() can only be called once for the lifetime of a window! Doing that on the desktop window is a bad idea.
If you want to generate an OpenGL 4.5. core context under Windows, you’d need to create a dummy window first, get a dummy OpenGL context on that to be able to query the WGL-extensions of the underlying OpenGL implementation, throw away the dummy window, and then select and set a pixelformat on your actual application window and create a (core) OpenGL 4.5 context on that.

Or just use some library like GLUT or GLFW to handle that part for you.
Maybe have a look at this:

I will try creating a dummy window, but I do not recommend telling people to use GLUT as it has not been updated in years and is regarded as outdated and obsolete (although FreeGLUT is perfectly fine).

Well, that’s why I said “some library like…”. I’m using FreeGLUT myself.
There is actually a list of other libraries like it on the official site linked from the first hit for the original GLUT:
or here