Many Windows users (myself included) have been experiencing issues with Nvidia driver installations and display problems following the Windows 10 upgrade. This is apparently caused by some mandatory Windows 10 updates conflicting with Nvidia’s driver system. Below, I’m going to run through 2 different fixes for these issues in detail – hopefully at least one of them will work for you!
Fix 1 – Manually install the latest drivers from the Nvidia website
Step 1: Launch your web browser and navigate to http://www.geforce.com/drivers.
Step 2: Scroll down to where it says “Manual Driver Search” and enter your graphics card configuration before hitting “Start Search”.
Step 3: Download the latest version of the Nvidia drivers for your system, making sure that the drivers you download were released after the Windows 10 upgrade (29/07/15 onwards).
Step 4: When the drivers finish downloading, right-click on the downloaded file and select “Run as Administrator”.
Step 5: Follow the onscreen instructions of the driver wizard to guide you through the installation process. Make sure the drivers have been fully installed and then restart your computer.
I would suggest trying this first, as it is much quicker than Fix 2 – however this fix does not seem to work for everybody (it didn’t work for me), especially if you are having issues with drivers that are failing to install properly. If the first fix didn’t work for you, read on for Fix 2…
Fix 2 – Fully uninstall and reinstall all Nvidia display drivers and software
This is the solution that worked for me, so if you’re still having issues, lets get cracking!
Step 1: Download a piece of software that will safely and fully uninstall all Nvidia display drivers from your machine. I recommend downloading http://www.guru3d.com/files-get/display-driver-uninstaller-download,20.html as this is what I used and it worked perfectly! The download should start automatically but if it doesn’t, click on the download link.
Step 2: Open the downloaded folder and double-click the file “DDU v126.96.36.199.exe.” Click on “Extract All” and without changing the location, click “Extract”.
Double-click “DDU v188.8.131.52.exe.” again and you will be prompted to extract using 7zip/Winzip. Without changing the location, click Extract. When it has finished extracting, you should now see a file called “Display Driver Uninstaller.exe”. Double-click on this to open it, clicking “Yes” if it asks for permission, and you will be prompted to Enter Safe Mode before you run the program to prevent display issues. Click “Yes”, and then sit back and wait for your computer to reboot into safe mode.
Step 3: Once booted into safe mode, the Display Driver Uninstaller should open in a window.
Now, Click on “Clean and restart” on the top left side. The program should then begin removing the display drivers from your system. Once the whole process has finished, restart your computer to exit safe mode.
Step 4: Once fully booted up again, open your web browser and navigate to http://www.geforce.co.uk/geforce-experience/download. Proceed to download and install the latest version of Nvidia Geforce Experience (N.B. If you had it on your computer before, the display driver uninstaller will have uninstalled it along with the drivers).
Step 5: Open Nvidia Geforce Experience and navigate to the “Driver” tab at the top of the window. Then click “check for updates” – the software should then automatically find and download the latest drivers for your system. Finally, once the drivers have downloaded, the software will give you the option to install the drivers. Install the drivers and when this has fully completed, for good luck, restart your system one more time. All done! You’re Nvidia display drivers, provided they installed correctly, should now work just fine!
(N.B. If your display looks like it’s not running at the correct resolution, from the start menu go into Settings > System > Display > Advanced Display Settings and tweak the settings to match your display resolution)
I hope one of these solutions worked for you! If they did, please comment, like and share this post! 🙂