Fix Nvidia Graphics Driver Not Compatible With This Version Of Windows

NVIDIA is an American company that’s popular for its graphics card products. Most of the high end gaming computer setups will usually have the latest NVIDIA graphics hardware installed. While the company makes solid products there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the NVIDIA graphics driver not compatible with this version of Windows issue.

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How To Fix Nvidia Graphics Driver  Not Compatible With This Version Of Windows Issue

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below its best to restart your computer first. This will refresh the operating system and remove any corrupted temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Uninstall then reinstall the NVIDIA graphics drivers

One of the best ways to fix this problem is to reinstall the NVIDIA driver on your computer.

  • Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.
  • Type msconfig and click OK. Then the System Configurations will open.
  • When System Configuration opens, click the Boot tab. Under Boot options, check Safe boot then click OK.
  • When you’re prompted to restart your computer to apply these changes, click Restart then you will boot into Safe Mode.
  • Go to your local hard disk by clicking on This PC then Local Disk C. You should be able to see the NVIDIA folder right there. Right-click on it and choose Delete.
  • Click Start and type Run. Select Run, the Run dialog box will appear.
  • Type “devmgmt.msc” in the run box and click the OK button which should open the Device Manager Window.
  • Expand the “Display Adapters” field. This will list all network adapters that the machine has installed. Right click on the Nvidia adapter you want to uninstall and select “Uninstall”.
  • Click “OK” when prompted to uninstall the device. This will remove the adapter from the list and uninstall the driver.
  • Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.
  • Type msconfig and click OK. Then the System Configurations will open.
  • When System Configuration opens, click the Boot tab. Under Boot options, uncheck Safe boot then click OK.
  • When you’re prompted to restart your computer to apply these changes, click Restart.
  • Download the latest NVIDIA driver for your computer from here https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx.
  • Run the setup file and follow the instructions which appear on screen. Choose the Custom installation option and check all the boxes in the custom install options windows. Also check the box which states “perform clean install”.
  • Restart your computer 

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Update your Windows 10

There’s a possibility  that you are running an older version of Windows 10 which is causing this problem. To fix this you just have to install the latest operating system updates.

  • Press Windows Key + I to open Windows 10 settings
  • Scroll down and click on Update & Security
  • In the Windows Update tab, click on ‘check for updates’
  • Accept the installation of all updates you find
  • Windows might restart a few times during these updates, do not interrupt it.

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Use GeForce Experience to download the NVIDIA driver

In case the issue persists then you should use the GeForce Experience to download the NVIDIA driver.

  • If you don’t have the Geforce Experience installed then download and install  it from here https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/.
  • Connect your monitor via the NVIDIA GPU if you are on a desktop computer.
  • Start the GeForce Experience program. If you are asked to update it, accept the update otherwise you might run into trouble.
  • Click on the “Drivers” tab. Any updates on your drivers will be found. You can click on “Check for Updates” on the far right to manually begin a search.
  • When your latest drivers are found, they will be listed. Click on “Custom Install” to open the file (You can use express installation if you want but it will not let you choose the installation options).
  • The drivers file will launch. Make sure you perform a clean install by checking ‘Perform clean install’ in the NVIDIA installation window. Finish the installation.
  • Restart your computer.

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