[Solved] GeForce GTX 1080 Drivers Not Compatible with Windows 10
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.
If the problem persists, we recommend you use Driver Easy to automatically update the driver.
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 Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to a flagged Nvidia 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 Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).