After Upgrade To recent Windows 10 Fall Creators update Version 1709, Number of users ( specially gaming users ) report they experiencing NVIDIA installer failed Error or NVIDIA Installation cannot continue Error message. This issue occurs As the old graphic Driver became Incompatible with Current windows version, Driver corrupted and conflict with the integrated GPU of the system. here some applicable solutions to fix this NVIDIA graphics driver installer failed problem.

The main issue of this error is the system won’t be able to use dedicated NVIDIA graphic card until & unless you update its drivers. Hence your system could only rely on the integrated card which doesn’t have much processing power to run high-end game.

Fix NVIDIA Installer Failed issue

If you are also getting NVIDIA Installer Failed issue After Recent windows upgrade Apply Bellow solutions to get rid of this. As discussed Incompatible corrupted Graphic driver is the main reason behind this problem. First We are going to update or re-install the NVDIA graphic driver.

Update / Re-install NVDIA Graphic Driver

As the problem is related to graphic driver, you must have to update or Re-install the graphic driver by fallowing bellow and check check it worked for you.

Update NVDIA Driver

To Update NVDIA Graphic driver press Win + R, Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter key. This wil open windows Device manager where display all installed driver list. Now expend Display Driver, Then Right click on installed NVDIA Graphic driver and select Update Driver option.

update NVDIA graphic Driver
update NVDIA graphic Driver

Next Select the option “search automatically for updated driver software”. Now, Windows will search online for any updates are available for the driver. If there are any available updates then it will automatically download and install them for you.

search automatically for updated driver software
search automatically for updated driver software

Automatically update NVDIA Driver

Also you Can Visit 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 image. And After the scanning gets completed it will show you suggested drivers to update or install. Follow them accordingly.

nvidia Latest Driver scan
nvidia Latest Driver scan

After update NVIDA Graphic Driver Simply Restart windows To get a fresh start and check there is no more NVIDIA Installer Failed issue on windows 10.

Re-Install NVDIA Graphic Driver

If after Update NVDIA Graphic driver to latest version still getting NVIDIA Installer Failed issue Then you need to Re-install the NVDIA Graphic driver by fallowing bellow steps to fix this issue.

To do this press Win + X and select Device manager. Now expend Display driver, right click on installed NVIDA Driver and select uninstall. Then check mark on Delete the Driver Software for this device option and again click uninstall to completely remove the driver. Then Restart windows And fallow next steps to download and install latest driver.

uninstall Graphic Driver
uninstall Graphic Driver

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

manual NVDIA driver search
manual NVDIA driver search

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.

Now Run the downloaded Driver After the launching the application, choose the destination location and hit OK. Next Accept terms and conditions by clicking on the Agree and Continue button.

Now, under the installation options, choose the custom option and click next. After that you will get a list of components, so choose them according to your need. Check the option “Perform a Clean Installation”.

nvidia custom option
nvidia custom option

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

Kill NVIDIA Processes

Also Some times Redundant files in the system also lead to Nvidia driver installation failed issue. Simply kill all its processes which are running in the background and remove all the redundant files by fallowing bellow steps and check the problem fixed for you.

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager and then find any running NVIDIA process. Right-click on each of them one by one and select End Task.

NVIDIA Backend (32 bit)
NVIDIA Driver Helper Service
NVIDIA Network service (32 bit)
NVIDIA Settings
NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component
end task NVDIA processes
end task NVDIA processes

Then 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

And Delete any file under the above two folders and then reboot your PC to save changes.

C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\

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

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

8.This time you would be able to complete the installation, so this should have Fix NVIDIA Installer Failed Error.


Also Some times corrupted system files cause NVDIA Driver installation Error. Run the system file checker Tool By falowing bellow to make sure any missing damaged system file not causing the issue.

First open Command prompt as administrator Then type the following in the cmd and hit enter:

 sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows

This will scan for missing corrupted system files, If found any the sfc utility will restore them automatically from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Wait for the above process to finish and once done restart your PC.

These are some most applicable solutions to Fix NVIDIA Installer Failed issue, NVIDIA Installer Failed to install error on Windows 10 computers. I hope Apply Above solutions fix the problem for you. Still need any help, face difficulty while apply above steps feel free to discuss on comments bellow.