[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.

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      1. 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

    1. 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.

  1. 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?

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