Nvidia Driver Update | GeForce GTX 1060 Drivers Download and Update

By Sophie Luo in Driver InstallGraphic Issues

If you’re on GTX 1060 graphics card, and found that your monitor resolution is rather poor, you’re not alone. Many Windows users are reporting this problem like you. 

Updating your graphics card driver to the latest version should fix the problem for you. Well, locating the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics driver is not hard, but the tricky part is how to install and update it properly. 

Read on and follow the easy-doing steps with screen shots below to get your NVIDIA graphics card driver updated. 

1) Go to NVIDIA official support website to search for the correct GeForce GTX 1060 graphics driver for your operating system. Download it onto your computer. 

2) On your keyboard, press the Start button, type cmd in the search box and click Command Prompt

3) Type in msconfig and press Enter

4) Go to Boot tab and click Safe boot. Click OK

You’ll restart your computer into safe mode. Make sure all your files have been saved and click Restart to move on. 

5) In safe mode, go to Device Manager.

Expand Display adapters. Double-click NVIDIA GeForce GTX x device driver. I’m having NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, yours could be different. 

6) Go to Driver tab and click Uninstall

When prompted to confirm the uninstall, press OK

You might want to restart your computer after the uninstall. 

7) Run the installation of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 setup file that you just downloaded.

When the installation process finishes, reboot your computer one more time. 

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. 

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged USB driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

  • Tanveer Khan

    Dear Sir,

    The Display Adapter in my case is seen as Microsoft Basic Display Adapter and there is no Geforce GTX 1060 Driver mentioned below.

    When I try to update it, Microsoft Basic Display Adapter shows message as “.

    When I search ifind driver Geforce GTX 1060, but also displays a message “Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device.”

    Windows found the driver software but encountered problem and to contact manufacturer site for support.


    Tanveer Khan

    • Sophie Luo

      Hi, Tanveer.
      I would like to make sure that 1) you have downloaded the correct GeForce GTX 1060 graphics driver from NVIDIA support website; 2) you have entered the safe mode; 3) you have uninstalled the driver for Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.
      If you have done the above steps but still getting this error message, it is suggested that after step 3), you right click the downloaded setup file of GeForce GTX 1060, and choose Properties. In properties window, go to Compatibility tab, then tick the box before Run this program in compatibility mode for: and then choose Windows 8. Then click Apply and OK to save and exit. Then double click the driver to install it again.
      If your driver still cannot be installed in this way, here is an article showing you how to deal with graphics card shows as Microsoft Basic Display Adapter: https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/graphics-card-driver-shows-as-microsoft-basic-display-adaptermbda-in-windows-10-8-1/#
      Hope it help.