How to Fix Windows 10 Flickering or Failed Nvidia Driver Installations – Windows Tips

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Aug 4, 2015
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Following the upgrade to Windows 10, numerous users are reportedly facing issues with Nvidia drivers in the new operating system. These problems range from driver installation errors to various display problems and are being faced due to conflicts between the automatic Windows 10 updates and Nvidia’s native driver system. If you too are facing these problems, follow this step-by-step guide to fix Windows 10 Nvidia driver errors.

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How to fix Windows 10 Nvidia driver issues

According to reports, some updates are conflicting with Nvidia’s driver system causing various display problems for the users due to Microsoft’s mandatory update policy for Windows 10. After Windows 10 automatically updates the Nvidia graphics card drivers via Windows update, system’s display output crashes resulting in poor image rendering and stuttering issues while playing video games, report the folks at BidnessETC. While the easiest way to try fixing this issue is to restart your computer after Windows Update is done installing video card drivers, here is another fix if rebooting is not working for you.

After users reported these driver conflict issues on Reddit and other forums, Nvidia released new drivers to fix the issue. The latest released 353.63 drivers reportedly fix all the Windows 10 driver problems. You can have these latest drivers installed on your computer directly via Windows 10 update or you can choose to download them manually.

  • Go to Windows Update and install package KB3073930 while checking the “prevent the problematic driver or update from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed” box.
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To manually download the updated drivers, follow these steps.

  1. Type this URL into a web browser of your liking: http://www.geforce.com/drivers.
  2. Scroll down to Manual Driver Search and enter your computer’s configuration > click on Start Search.
  3. Download the Nvidia drivers (v353.62) with Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification having a release date of 29 July.
  4. Once downloaded, right-click on the downloaded file and run it as an administrator from the context menu.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the latest and updated Nvidia drivers for your computer.
  6. Once done, don’t forget to restart your machine.

Let us know if this solved the Windows 10 Nvidia driver issues for you.

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