[Solved] NVIDIA Installer cannot continue

While installing NVIDIA Graphics driver, if you get error message “NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.”, don’t worry. You can install the driver successfully by following instructions in this article.

The error may appear like this:

Firstly, ensure the driver that you intend to install is official and right for the Graphics card.

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If the driver is correct, go to Device Manager and check if the Graphics card is disabled or unrecognized. After opening Device Manager, expand category “Display adapters“.

Check if the Graphics Card is Disabled

1. In Device Manager, if you see a small down arrow next to the device as shown in the picture, the device has been disabled. Then right click on the device and select Enable on the context menu.

2. Restart your PC if asked. Then reinstall the driver.

Check if the Graphics Card is Detected Incorrectly

Under category “Display adapters“, if you do not see Graphics card listed there, the card mostly is not detected correctly. It could be listed under “Other devices” or somewhere ease, and shown as other device name.

Locate the devices with an yellow mark on it. One of these devices can be the NVIDIA graphics card. If you are not sure how to figure out which one is the graphics card, follow steps below:

1. Right-click on one device with a yellow mark on it and select Properties.

2. Go to Details tab, select Hardware Ids from the drop-down menu of Property

3. The Hardware Id Value should be like follows. The VEN code means vendor and the DEV code means device. In  this case, the VEN code is 15AD and the device is 0740.

4. Go to www.pcidatabase.com. Enter the two codes and click on Search buttons. 

Then you will get the device name and the vendor name. If the Vendor name is NVIDIA, the device is NVIDIA Graphics card. 

Once you figure out the NVIDIA graphic card, install the driver manually through Device Manager. Follow these steps: 

1. Extract the downloaded driver file.

2. Right-click on the device and select Update Driver Software…

2. Click Browse my Computer for driver software.

3. Click on Browse to find the location of the downloaded driver file.

4.  Click on Next button and follow the on-screen instructions. The driver will be installed successfully in this way.

Final Solution

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Camilla Mo, in Graphic issues
  • Ti Jia Yao

    I’ve been googling for nearly 3 hours starting from 1 am
    I’ve tried various methods but they’ve all failed me but your’s works fine. Thank you sincerely for this guide