How to Reinstall Nvidia Display Driver on Windows 10

Nvidia Display Driver” is important software for NVIDIA Graphics card integrated/installed in your computer, and required to communicate your Nvidia display adapter with Operating System (Like Windows XP, 7 or others). In simple words, this Nvidia graphics/display driver acts as mediator between your Nvidia graphics card and Operating System which you have.

For example, if you have GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or other graphics model integrated in your Windows 10 OS based device, then you have to download/install the supported Nvidia GeForce graphics card drivers in your computer. You can either download and install fresh/clean Nvidia graphics drivers for Nvidia graphics cards or update the installed Nvidia display adapter driver.

If you are facing “Nvidia graphics card not detected”, “Nvidia display driver not installed” error after upgraded your PC to latest Windows 10 version, then you need to sure that you are using dedicated Nvidia graphics. It might possible that your Nvidia graphics card driver is not compatible with the latest Windows OS version which you have recently installed. However, if graphics driver is really missing, corrupted or outdated, then it is possibility of getting NVIDIA Display Adapter related issues on computer.

But if you are sure that updated Nvidia graphics drivers are installed in your Windows PCs for Nvidia graphics cards, then the reasons behind the problem are misconfigured System’s settings. In this case, you need to check and modify certain settings in your Windows PCs like perform BIOS update option, update Windows OS or rollback to previous version, enable or disable security tool and/or some modification in System registry settings.

Some common issues reported by Nvidia users:

  • Nvidia graphics card or GPU not detected on Windows 10: It can be hardware issue if Nvidia graphics card is not properly connected to your computer or if driver is missing or corrupted and/or outdated for Nvidia graphics card.
  • Nvidia Display driver is incompatible: If installed Nvidia graphics card driver is not compatible with current version of Windows 10 OS you installed, then you might face “Nvidia Graphics card not detected in Device Manager, BIOS”
  • Nvidia graphics card not being used: This is another common problem associated with Nvidia display adapter integrated in your computer.
  • Nvidia graphics card not working on Windows 10: This error occurs usually due to missing, corrupted, outdated Nvidia graphics card driver, misconfiguration in System registry settings, problem Windows update and/or due to malware or viruses attacks.

How to download and install Nvidia Display Driver on Windows 10?

Step 1: Open browser and visit “Nvidia Official website”

Step 2: Click on “Driver” tab and select “GeForce Drivers”

Step 3: Now, fill the required boxes. For example, you can choose “GeForce” as “Product Type”, “GeForce RTX 30 Series” as “Product Series”, “GeForce RTX 3090” as “Product”, “Game Ready Driver (GRD)”  as “Download Type” according to your Windows OS version like Windows 10 64-bit.

Step 4: After that, click on “Search” button

Step 5: In next page, select the latest driver for your NVIDIA graphics card in the list and click on “Download” button and then read the NVIDIA End User License Agreement and hit “Download” button

Step 6: After download, double-click on “Download file” or “Setup file” to begin installing process

Step 7: During installation process, you can choose “Custom” settings and tick the only checkboxes for the program which you want to install and then proceed

Step 8: Follow on-screen instructions to finish the installation process. Once done, restart your computer to save the changes.

How to uninstall and reinstall Nvidia Display Driver?

Step 1: Open “Settings” App (Press ‘Windows + I’ keys together)

Step 2: Go to “Apps” section and locate “Nvidia Drivers”

Step 3: Delete all the software related to Nvidia

Step 4: Click the Software you want to remove and select “Uninstall”

Step 5: Follow on-screen instructions to remove the driver. Once uninstalled, restart your computer

Step 6: After restart, follow ‘step 6 to step 8’ of above method to install the latest downloaded Nvidia display adapter driver.

How to disable and then re-enable Nvidia Display Driver in Device Manager?

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys together from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: Locate and expand “Display Adapters” category

Step 3: Double-click on your Nvidia display adapter driver to open its “Properties”

Step 4: Click on “Driver” tab and click on “Disable” button and then hit “Ok”

Step 5: After few seconds, click on “Enable” to re-enable it and then hit “OK”

Step 6: Once done, please check if “Nvidia graphics card not detected on Windows 10” issue is resolved.

Make Sure that “dGPU” discrete Graphics Processing Unit is enabled in BIOS

Step 1: Restart your computer and while booting your computer press “F2” or “Del” key to enter into “BIOS”

Step 2: Go to “Chipset” and search for “dGPU” (discrete Graphics Processing Unit) Configuration

Step 3: Locate “dGPU” feature and set it to “Enabled”

Step 4: After that, press “F10” to save the changes

How to update your BIOS to fix Nvidia graphics driver issues?

Nvidia display driver not working problem can be resolved by updating your BIOS to allow your motherboard to work with new hardware. To update your BIOS, you can check your motherboard manual or visit your motherboard manufacturer’s official website for further details.

Uninstall recent Windows update to fix Nvidia graphics driver not working problem

Step 1: Open “Settings” App in your computer

Step 2: Go to “Update & Security > View installed update history > Uninstall Updates”

Step 3: Double-click an update to remove it.

Step 4: Wait to complete the process. Once done, restart your computer to see the changes.


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