Geforce Experience Driver Installation Failed

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If you own an Nvidia GPU, count yourself lucky — they"re pretty scarce these days! However, owning an Nvidia GeForce GTX or RTX graphics card is only half the battle.

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If you want your games khổng lồ run at the best possible settings, you"ll need to lớn keep the device"s drivers up to date. Nvidia releases new driver software frequently, and these updates can mean the difference between a game that runs well, và a game that runs spectacularly well.

Thankfully, updating Nvidia drivers is extremely simple, provided you have the right software. Once you download the Nvidia GeForce Experience software, only two clicks stand between you and having up-to-date drivers. There are other, more complicated ways khổng lồ update your drivers, but you generally don"t have khổng lồ worry about them, unless you run into technical difficulties somewhere along the way.

Read on khổng lồ learn how to update your Nvidia drivers. Then, you can get back khổng lồ your trò chơi — which may look và run better than before.

While there are other ways lớn get Nvidia drivers (Windows Update, Device Manager, scouring Nvidia"s website), for most users, the GeForce Experience software represents the fastest & simplest method.

Without going into exhaustive detail, GeForce Experience offers new drivers before Windows does, & also optimizes your games afterward. You can also choose between game- and studio-optimized drivers, depending on whether you"re a người chơi or a graphic designer.

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To get the software, visit the Nvidia GeForce Experience (opens in new tab) website, click tải về Now and install the program. This part of the process is pretty foolproof.

2. Check for updates

Fair warning: When you first launch the GeForce Experience software, you"ll need khổng lồ set up an Nvidia tài khoản to use all of its features. This isn"t really worth a full walkthrough, though; if you"ve ever set up an online tài khoản before, the steps here are similar.

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Just be sure lớn follow all the standard safety protocols here: don"t reuse old passwords, vì chưng activate 2FA, and so forth. (Check out our guide on how khổng lồ create strong passwords.)

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From there, you"ll want to lớn navigate khổng lồ the Drivers tab & select check for updates. If you"ve had the program xuất hiện for a few minutes, it may have already checked for a driver automatically. Either way, if there"s a new driver available, you"ll see a green tải về button.

3. Select your driver type (optional)

If you bought your Nvidia GPU primarily for gaming, you"re good to go. However, if you"re a graphic designer, you"ll have to lớn go through one additional step. Instead of installing the default driver, you"ll want to click on the three vertical periods next lớn the kiểm tra for updates box.

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Here, you"ll be able to select between a Game-ready driver và a Studio driver. The former is geared toward gaming; the latter is geared toward creative apps. You can have only one installed at a time, but you can switch back and forth as needed.

4. Tải về and install your driver

Once you have your driver selected, all you have to vì chưng is click Download. The drivers are usually a few hundred megabytes, so depending on your connection, this part of the process shouldn"t take long.

Installation is also quite simple, although you vị have to lớn make one choice along the way. Express Installation installs whatever Nvidia deems useful, including extra software that you may or may not want (audio drivers, PhysX features, etc.). Custom Installation lets you pick và choose what you want.

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Express Installation is a good choice for most people, provided that storage space isn"t at a premium on your computer. But if you go with the Custom option, you can always reinstall optional features later, so there"s no real downside there, either.

That"s all you have khổng lồ do. The Nvidia GeForce Experience software will take care of the rest. So long as you boot up the software and kiểm tra for new updates once every few weeks or so, your GPU should run at peak performance for a long time to lớn come.

Alternate driver update methods

As mentioned, the Nvidia GeForce Experience software isn"t the only way lớn update your Nvidia drivers. You can also vị so through Windows Update or Device Manager, although Windows doesn"t register new updates until weeks after Nvidia puts them out initially.

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If you"re having trouble installing a new driver, however, your best option is to use Nvidia"s trang web (opens in new tab) directly. Here, you can use a series of dropdown menus khổng lồ select your GPU, then download and install the driver update directly.

The methodology here is pretty self-explanatory, but be sure to lớn run dxdiag if you"re unsure of which GPU you have. (Type "dxdiag" into the Windows search bar & run the program that pops up. Your GPU information will be under the Display tab.)