Windows 10: updating nvidia drivers

Discus and support updating nvidia drivers in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; my laptop is alienware 17 r5 i9 and it has nvidia geforce gtx 1080 graphics card. i am currently on windows 10 build 1809 is having the latest... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by cns00, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. cns00 Win User

    updating nvidia drivers

    my laptop is alienware 17 r5 i9 and it has nvidia geforce gtx 1080 graphics card. i am currently on windows 10 build 1809

    is having the latest windows build a requirement to install new drivers? i asked a nvidia support agent about that. he said that the new drivers are optimized for updated windows and that i may have performance issues if i am using an outdated windows build. i dont think he's correct. my laptop is quite powerful and it has high specs

    he also said that if i have an old graphics card then no need to update the drivers for it. gtx 1080 is not that old and it's still powerful. he also said "if it's not broken then don't fix it"

    i am lost and i don't know what to do. should i completely stop updating my nvidia drivers and i only update when i have issues?

    my laptop also has an intel card driver. i am ignoring updating the drivers for it and i update every 4 to 6 months. i don't want to ignore my nvidia card because it's my main card and i rely on it but at the same time i am worried that there could be issues if i update

    for example before i was on version 441.41. i skipped version 441.66 and i installed 441.87. i sometimes skip a version and i install the next one. is what i am doing ok? or i should skip more than one version and then i install new version?

    there is another issue. i am seeing in the release notes for the drivers that some games are crashing and they are fixing those crashes. thus they are constantly doing changes and they fix some issues and they introduce bugs as they fix issues. for example for Game Ready Driver 441.87 FAQ/Discussion : nvidia they said that they fixed the crashing in gta online but a guy commented in CES Game Ready Driver Introduces New Gaming Features, Support For Wolfenstein: Youngblood Ray Tracing, New G-SYNC Compatible displays, and More and he said that witcher 3 doesn't work on 441.87

    if there is a game crash then do these crashes happen for all people and all types of graphics cards? or it's random and it happens for some but not for all?

    if there is a need to rollback to an old driver then how do i do that? is there the need to be extreme and i run ddu in safe mode and i wipe all nvidia files? or no need for that and doing clean install during the setup of the old driver is enough so it deletes the files of the new version?

    cns00, Jan 8, 2020
  2. Geethu B Win User

    NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE — 0x800f0102


    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with installing
    NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M. I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    This issue could have occurred due to these reasons:

    1. Incorrect Windows Update settings.

    2. Corrupt Windows Update components.

    To understand the issue better let me know, from where you are installing NVIDIA driver update? Is it through Windows Update or through manufacturer website?

    If you are installing NVIDIA driver update through Windows Update follow these steps:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to run “Windows Update troubleshooter” to diagnose the exact issue.

    a. Press Windows key from the keyboard.

    b. Type “Troubleshooting” without quotes in the search box.

    c. Select “View all” option from the left panel.

    d. Then select “Windows Update” option from the list and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Method 2:

    If the issue persists, I suggest you to try the steps under the section
    Manually reset Windows Update components and check if it helps.
    Resetting Windows Update Components will fix corrupt Windows Update Components.

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    Windows Update - Additional resources - Windows Deployment


    1. Applies to Windows 10.

    2. Please avoid running Fixit’s and Step 11 in this article, as it does not applies to Windows 10.

    3. This section, method, or task contains steps that tells you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully.
    For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the
    Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Method 3:

    If the issue persists, I suggest you to download and install latest driver for NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE from manufacturer website. I see that there are no Windows 10 drivers available for you graphics card model. You may install latest graphics driver in
    compatibility mode and check if it helps.

    Drivers | GeForce

    To install graphics driver in compatibility mode follow these steps:

    a. Right-click on the setup file of the
    graphics driver and select “Properties”.

    c. Select “Compatibility” Tab.

    d. Place a check mark next to “Run this program in Compatibility mode” and
    select latest Windows version from the drop down list.

    e. Let the driver install and then check the functionality.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
    Geethu B, Jan 8, 2020
  3. Apsy Win User
    NVIDIA DRIVER 307.83

    The issue still the same.

    I went to NVIDIA Web site and they suggested to download a new driver

    GE force 353.62. I was able to downloaded but was not able to install it due to:

    "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue this graphic driver could not find compatible graphic hardware"

    I don't know what to do anymore

    Any other suggestion?
    Apsy, Jan 8, 2020
  4. updating nvidia drivers

    Nvidia Driver update


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I request you to try the following steps:

    Uninstall and Reinstall the Graphics Card Drivers.

    Step 1: Uninstall the Graphics Card

    • Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard.

    • Click on “Device Manager” from that list.

    • Search for the Graphics Card
      from the device list, right click on it and then select “Uninstall”. On the un-installation window, if you have an option: “Delete the driver software for this device” you may select that and then remove the corrupted drivers
      from the computer.

    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it and then restart the computer if prompted.
    After the restart, please go ahead with the next steps to install the latest drivers and check if that resolves the issue.

    Update Driver Software from the Manufacturer’s website:

    Step 2: Go to the Computer or Graphics Card
    manufacturer’s website and search for the latest Windows 10 drivers available for the
    Graphics Card model and then install it by following the instructions given in the website.

    I hope this helps you. If you have any further query in future, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
    Amit(Kumar), Jan 8, 2020

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