[Solved] GeForce GTX 1080 Drivers Not Compatible with Windows 10

If you are having issue installing drivers for GeForce GTX 1080 on Windows 10, don’t worry, as this is a known issue especially for version 368.25. Simply follow instructions in this post to resolve the issue.

The error message will be as follows: 

“NVIDIA Installer cannot continue
This NVIDIA graphics driver is not compatible with this version of Windows.
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.”

You can tell this is an incompatibility issue from the error message. Mostly, it is due to lower version of Windows 10 installed. To insall the GeForce GTX 1080 on Windows 10, you are required on version 1511 or higher. So first, check what Windows 10 version that you have.

If you are not sure where you can find the version, follow these steps:

1. Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time. A Run dialog box will appear.

2. Type winver in the run box and click OK button.

3. This will bring up the About Windows screen as shown in the image below. In the example below, the version is 1607

4. If you see the version lower than 1511, upgrade it to a higher version. Microsoft has released Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607. It is recommended that you upgrade to the anniversary version. See How to Download Windows 10 Anniversary Version.

If you have installed version 1511 or higher, ensure that you download and install the right driver version. You can go to NVIDIA official website to download the latest Windows 10 driver for GTX 1080. Following steps are for your reference how to download the right driver.

1. Go to NVIDIA official website. Point the cursor to DRIVERS at the top menu. Then select All NVIDIA Drivers.

NVIDIA Drivers

2. Under Option 1, select “Product Type” to GeForce, “Product Series” to GeForce 10 Series, “Product” to Geforce GTX 1080, then select the Operating System to the specific version that you are using (Windows 10 32-bit or Windows 10 64-bit). If you are not sure what Windows version that you have, see How to Quickly Get Operating System Version.

3. Click on SEARCH button. Then you will be directed to the download page.

4. Click on DOWNLOAD button then follow the on-screen instructions to download the driver.

If you have difficulty fixing the problem manually, you can use Driver Easy to help you. Driver Easy will scan your computer in several seconds then provide the best-matched drivers instantly. You can use it to update GTX 1080 driver for Windows 10 without any problem.

Driver Easy has Free version and Paid version. With Paid version, you can update all drivers including the  GTX 1080 with just 2 clicks. Moreover, you will enjoy professional technical support. You can contact us for further assistance regarding the GTX 1080 driver not installing on Windows 10 issue. We offer 30-day money back guarantee. After purchasing the product, please feel free to ask for a full refund for any reason.

Camilla Mo, in Driver Error
  • Andrea Tagliasacchi

    this is not resolved — AT ALL. I have windows 1607 and I am using the latest 1080 drivers: 382.53, and I still get a compatibility problem.

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi Andrea Tagliasacchi,

      Have you tried all methods one by one? If you had used Driver Easy to help update the drivers and it doesn’t resolve the problem, please feel free to contact us at support@drivereasy.com. We’d be happy to help fix the problem.

  • Yashwardhan Ramchaware

    thanks a lot dude it helped me a lot

  • Reine Ljunghaga

    It workes
    Thanks so so much

  • aaa

    Start driver install in safe mode.

  • jacob

    GTX 1060 windows version 1607. wont install.

    • Hatem

      I’m having the same problem, i feel too bad . Just received my PC today.

      • Tyson Pham

        I just recently updated my windows 10 to 1703 version. I still have same issue that cannot find a compatible graphics hardware. Its for the update 381.65 version gtx 1060

        • Joseph

          Same problem here.

          W10 64 bit – GTX 1060 on a notebook

    • Nasty J

      I have the same issue. My GTX 1060 won’t install new updates. I’m running version 1607 of Windows. GTX 1060 is currently running 376.06 but won’t upgrade to 381.65.

  • Tom

    Thank you alot

  • patrick

    My friend you saved my mental attitude thank you so much it works great now

  • Jerome

    It worked!! THANKS!!

  • #APpLe#

    It works!!!
    Successful update.
    Thanks so so much!!!

  • Paul

    Hi there! I’m having the same error only for my GTX 950M on a Windows 7. I’m really struggling to figure out how to fix it. Could you help me please?

    • azrul

      i got same trouble as u, gtx950m on w7 , u got any solution yet?

  • Cyndy

    GREAT info; followed the steps and was successful with driver update. Thanks so much for this step by step post!!