Fix NVIDIA Installer Failed Error in Windows 10/8 & 7

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 the Nvidia Installation Failed error in Windows.

If you are a gamer and playing high-quality games on your Window PC then you know that Graphic Card is required to play games. NVIDIA is a leading manufacturer for high-end Graphics Cards.

To play games, you have to install Nvidia Graphic Card drivers but sometimes, while installing Nvidia Card Drivers, you face an Error that Installer is failed. Now without installing the drivers, you cannot play games.

How we can fix NVIDIA Installer failed Issue

Now there are two options. Eighter, you can reinstall the Nvidia driver or update it using 3rd party driver update tool. Also, you can try to update your Windows OS. Microsoft always recommended users to install all the available Windows updates. You can Download new Updates from Microsoft website.

Also sometimes Antivirus blocks important Nvidia services and thus you can face this issue. So try to disable 3rd Party Antivirus and then try again.

How to Fix NVIDIA Installer failed

Why Nvidia Installer Failed?

The reason for the Nvidia driver installation failed 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 experience Installation failed error.

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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.

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 update or install. Follow them accordingly.

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 the 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 the Nvidia Installer Failed issue, make your system to sit idle for 15-20 minutes to ensure that windows have completed downloading and installing all the updates. After that install the driver again and restart your PC.

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 anywhere 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 that 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 the 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

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 a clean install (custom install).

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


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