Windows 10 NVIDIA Installer Failed | How To Fix – Complete Guide

To run a new Nvidia graphics card on your computer, you’ll need to install its drivers first. Installing the drivers is simple and does not need any intricate work, but most of the time, various issues occur during the installation. In this article, we’ll show you how to fix Nvidia Installer failed issue.


How to solve Windows 10 Nvidia Installer Failed Error

Today, we’re going to attempt a chain of troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue. However, before starting this method, restart your computer first, so your system is refreshed and free of corrupt and temporary data, it might help our cause.

Several reasons might have caused this trouble, it may be because of intervention by our antivirus program, or you might have a faulty driver file. Nevertheless, we have a list of suggested troubleshooting steps that might assist you in resolving this particular issue.

Carry out a custom driver installation

  • Run the Nvidia installer
  • Wait until you get to the installation options window
  • You’ll be asked to choose between a Custom installation or an Express one
  • Choose the custom installation and click Next
  • Double-check to see that all of the driver components on  the list are provided
  • Now select the Perform a clean installation option by ticking the box beside it
  • Now click on Next and run the remaining installer
  • After the installation procedure is complete, reboot your computer

Check if the problem has been solved or it’s still there…

How to solve Windows 10 Nvidia Installer Failed Error

Turning off the Antivirus for a brief time

There might be a slight chance that your antivirus software is causing this particular issue, try turning off your security software for a short time to see if it solves the issue.


  • Right-click on the Avast icon
  • Now click on Avast shield control, and you’ll see different options of turning off Avast
  • Choose any desired time to disable the software


  • Open Bitdefender
  • Click Virus Shield situated on the left side of the window
  • Now move the arrow of your mouse to the Virus Shield is enabled and click it
  • Its tint changes from black to red and shows Virus shield is disabled
  • The Bitdefender is now turned off

Microsoft Security Essentials

  • Open the Microsoft Security Essentials software
  • Select the Settings tab and then click Real-Time Protection
  • Uncheck the box that says Turn on Real-Time Protection
  • The MSE is now turned off


  • Open the ESET software
  • Click on Setup and then select Antivirus and antispyware
  • From there, now click on Temporarily disable Antivirus and antispyware protection
  • You’ll need to confirm your selection of temporarily disabling the software, click Yes
  • It automatically starts protection whenever the system is rebooted


  • Go to the system tray that is situated in the bottom right corner of your screen
  • Find McAfee icon and right-click on it
  • Select Exit and another window appears warning you that protection is disabled
  • Click Yes to turn off the antirust

After turning off your antivirus software, check whether the problem is still there

Turning off the Firewall

  • Hold the Windows key and press R
  • Type firewall.cpl in the window and press Enter
  • When the Windows Firewall opens, click on Turn Windows Firewall ON/OFF on the left side of your screen
  • Select the Turn OFF Windows Firewall option in both private and public network settings.
  • After turning it off, click OK to save your options

Check if the Nvidia installer failed issue has been solved or not

Deleting Nvidia Files

If you have Nvidia files in your computer, try deleting those files to see if it resolves the issue

  • Delete the file nvdsp.inf that is situated in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
  • Delete the nv_lh file situated in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
  • Delete the file nvoclock in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
  • Delete all the files placed in C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\
  • Delete all the files situated in C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\
  • Delete all files present in C:\Program Files (x64)\NVIDIA Corporation\
  • Reboot your system

We hope that your issue must have been resolved by now, check to see if the Nvidia installer failed issue is still there.

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Nick Miller

It's Nick Miller a 25 year old tech enthusiast and senior editor at Flexgate, i try to make tech simple for the everyday person. You will find review about tech, tools and Computer hardware here.

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