Nvidia Installer Failed : 4 Quick Fixes for “Can’t Install Nvidia Drivers” Error

After upgrading to Windows 10, many users reported experiencing Nvidia Installer Failed issue. If you too have the same problem then Don’t worry this is a common issue for all Gaming users. In this Guide, we will assist you in fixing Nvidia Installation Failed error in Windows.

How to Fix NVIDIA Installer failed Issue Windows 10

  • The reason behind Nvidia Installer error is, after upgrading your system, Windows will automatically attempt to download the latest GPU drivers in the background, which generally takes around 5-10 minutes to complete. So, During this process attempting to install the drivers manually makes you to experience Installation failed error.
  • In some cases, NVIDIA installation failure is due to the incompatibility of the new PhysX and the old one, which makes the user unable to delete the latter manually
  • The other reason can be the wrong installation of Microsoft NET Framework. Although some new graphics card drivers have been inserted NET component installation module, it needs to spend a long time on downloading and installing, thus leading to a deadlock in the installation interface.
  • NVIDIA installer failure is also caused by damaging the driver’s registry after failing to update new NVIDIA drivers manually, it also makes the old version unable to use.

NVIDIA Installer failed

Fix 1: Update the  Nvidia Graphics Driver

You can resolve the Nvidia installer failed error by updating the Graphics Driver because mostly incompatible drivers are the reason behind this problem. To update the driver there are two ways to do it and they are as follows:

  • WAY 1: Update the Driver Automatically

Step 1: Go to this Page to update the driver automatically. As soon as you go to this page, the website will start scanning automatically like shown in the below figure.

Update the Nvidia Driver

Step 2: After the scanning gets completed it will show you suggested drivers to update or install. Follow them accordingly.

  • WAY 2: Update the Driver Manually

Step 1: Open the Device Manager by pressing Win+X.

Device manager

Step 2: Find the Display Adapters from the device manager window and expand it.

Fix Nvidia Installer failed error

Step 3: Right-Click on Nvidia Geforce Drivers and select Update driver software.

Update Driver Software

Step 4: Then the following window appears, choose “search automatically for updated driver software”.

nvidia geforce experience not installing

Step 5: Now, Windows will search online for any updates are available for the driver.

nvidia installer failed windows 10

Step 6: If there are any available updates then it will install them or else it will show as the below image.

FIX 2: Disable All Antivirus Software

According to the industry experts, “NVIDIA Installer Failed” error can be caused by the anti-virus software program as it blocks the Nvidia installer to install it properly. So if you installed any antivirus software like Forticlient, Comodo antivirus, AVG Antivirus or any anti-malware program then better close the software before installing a new NVIDIA graphics driver.

Step-by-Step Procedure for closing the Antivirus Software On Windows 10, are as below:

Step 1: Start “Task manager” (ctrl+shift+Esc).

Step 2: Click “Processes” tab. Find all running processes of the antiviruses software and select them all one-by-one and then click “End task” to end the selected Process.

Disable All Anti virus Programs

End Task

Step 3: Restart your System.

Step 4: Now, try installing the Nvidia driver by performing a clean installation. (you can do so by following the below method.

Fix 3: Perform Clean Installation.

To Solve this issue, make your system to sit idle for 15-20 minutes to ensure that windows has completed downloading and installing all the updates. After that install the driver again and restart your PC.

Pro tip: Before downloading the driver check whether the driver which is going to be downloaded is compatible with your graphics driver. you can verify that by seeing the supported products in the downloading page like shown in the below figure.

nvidia graphics driver supported products

Step 1: Download the Latest version of Nvidia installer by entering your requirements manually then you can install the latest version manually.

nvidia driver download

Step 2: Make sure that the downloaded driver version is compatible with your graphics driver. After downloading the driver close all other programs, including any anti-virus programs (Disable them temporarily) as they may interfere in the installing process of the nvidia driver.

Step 3: Save the driver only on the desktop. Don’t save it any where except on desktop and run as administrator.

nvidia driver for windows 10

Step 4: Then the following window pops up, so Click on “Run”.

Run Nvidia installer

Step 5: After the launching the application, choose the destination location and hit OK.

choose the path for Nvidia Display Driver

Step 6: Accept terms and conditions by clicking on the Agree and Continue button.

Nvidia graphics driver terms and conditions

Step 7: Now, under the installation options, choose the custom option and click next

Install Nvidia Graphics Driver

Step 8: After that you will get a list of components, so choose them according to your need. Check the option “Perform a Clean Installation”.

Nvidia Graphics Driver Installation Options

Step 9: After the completion of whole process, click on the “Restart now” button. That’s all, now check whether the problem got resolved or not.

Fix nvidia installer cannot continue

FIX  4: Kill All Nvidia Processes and remove the Redundant Files.

Redundant files in the system also lead to Nvidia driver installation failed issue. So you need to kill all its processes which are running in the background and remove all the redundant files. To do so, follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: Press “Ctrl+shift+Esc” to start the “Task Manager”. Go to the Processes tab, in the task manager and select every process related to Nvidia, right-click on it and select End task to close the file.

nvidia drivers not installing

End task

Step 2: Go to ‘C’ folder and remove the following files

C:\windows\system32\DRiverStore\FileRepository\nvdsp.inf file

C:\windows\system32\DRiverStore\FileRepository\nv_lh file

C:\windows\system32\DRiverStore\FileRepository\nvoclock file

C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\

C:\Program Files(x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\

Step 3: Restart your computer.

Step 4: Now, try re-installing the Nvidia driver by performing clean install (don’t forget to install as custom install).

So this was our small attempt to help you in fixing NVIDIA Installer failed Issue! Write to us if the issue persists. We will be more than happy to help.

Nvidia Installer Failed : 4 Quick Fixes for “Can’t Install Nvidia Drivers” Error
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