It’s not even close to being debatable that NVIDIA ‘s GPUs are the greatest the industry has ever seen. NVIDIA has been catering to the GPU-hungry community of video editors, graphic artists, animators, PC gamers, and others for quite some time.
As a result, the message “This NVIDIA Graphics Driver is Not Compatible With This Version of Windows” might be very alarming to a user.
Method 1: To Get The Latest NVIDIA Drivers For Your Operating System, You Should First Uninstall The Current Drivers Using DDU.
In order to uninstall any problematic NVIDIA GPU drivers, you can use DDU (Display Drivers Uninstaller). The appropriate NVIDIA drivers must then be located on the GeForce website and installed.
Step 1: DDU can be used to remove NVidia drivers. Step away from the keyboard if you haven’t installed anything yet.
- If you are already connected, disconnect from the internet because the absence of drivers may trigger an automated installation.
- Install Video Card Drivers
- Simply launch the downloaded file to get DDU set up.
- After setup is complete, launch DDU from the Windows Start menu.
- Choose your NVIDIA driver from the pull-down menu.
- To clean the driver, select it, then click “Clean and restart (Highly Recommended)” again. In other words, this will force your computer to restart.
Step 2: Learn how to manually track down the appropriate GeForce drivers
- Visit NVIDIA ‘s driver download page.
- Choose your graphics card brand (GeForce, for example) and series in the manual search section (e.g. series 900 if your graphics card is between 900 – 999 or select series 10 if your card is 1080, 1020 etc.). If you’re working on a portable device, go with the notebook variants.
- Importantly, choose your OS, such as Windows 10 64-Bit or Windows 7 32-Bit. Pressing the Windows key plus R will bring up the Run window; while there, type “dxdiag” (without the quotes) to see what operating system you’re using. The ‘System’ tab is where you may view details about your computer’s hardware.
- Last but not least, make sure you only use “Recommended/Certified” drivers, as “Beta” drivers are unreliable and may not even load.
- You can initiate a search by clicking the “Start Search” button.
- The first driver that appears on the list should be the one you download. This is the most up-to-date driver for your GPU that is compatible with your operating system.
- Just double-click the downloaded file to begin the driver installation process. Always choose “Perform clean instal” in the NVIDIA installation window to ensure a fresh system.
- Restart your PC
Method 2: It’s Recommended That You Upgrade or Update Windows.
You can see what version of Windows you’re running by pressing the Windows key plus R, then typing “Winver” into the run box and hitting Enter. Installing NVIDIA drivers requires Windows 1511 or later. Changes made in this Windows 10 update:
- To access the personalization options in Windows 10, use the Windows key plus I.
- Choose Update & Security from the drop-down menu.
- To look for updates, select the Windows Update menu item and then click the corresponding button.
- It’s recommended that you allow the installation of any available updates.
- Windows may restart multiple times during this process; please be patient.
Method 3: You can get the latest NVIDIA driver by using GeForce Experience.
Direct X Diagnostics (Start > Run > dxdiag | OK | Display) will identify the NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) if it is installed, but it may not display all relevant details if the appropriate drivers are not present. GeForce Experience can help you identify your GPU and download the appropriate drivers, even if you have no idea which NVIDIA or GeForce GPU you are using.
- Navigate to the GeForce site.
- You can get the GeForce Experience software by downloading it.
- If you’re using a desktop computer, you’ll need to make sure your display is hooked up to the NVIDIA GPU.
- Get the GeForce Experience going. In cases where an update is offered, it is recommended that you take advantage of it.
- Select the “Drivers” menu item. Finding newer versions of your drivers is easy. Initiating a search manually is as simple as clicking the “Check for Updates” button on the far right.
- The most recent drivers will be displayed once they are located. Open the file by selecting “Custom Install” (You can use express installation if you want but it will not let you choose the installation options).
- It will run the drivers file. When installing NVIDIA, select “Perform clean instal” from the window’s menu. Complete the set-up.
- You should restart your computer.