GeForce Experience Driver Download Failed, Why and How to Fix It

How to fix the "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue" error? You've come to the right place. We'll show you 2 best ways to fix it.

Why GeForce Experience Driver Installation Fail?

GeForce Experience driver installation failure can occur due to various reasons, such as conflicts with other programs, insufficient disk space, corrupted files, network connectivity issues, etc.

nvidia installer cannot continue

Outdated operating system: Make sure your operating system is up to date.

Incompatible hardware: GeForce Experience is only compatible with certain NVIDIA graphics cards. Check if your graphics card is supported.

Corrupted download: The GeForce Experience installer may have been corrupted during download. Try downloading it again.

Antivirus software: Antivirus software can sometimes interfere with the installation of GeForce Experience. Try disabling your antivirus software and then installing GeForce Experience.

Firewall: Your firewall may be blocking the installation of GeForce Experience. Try disabling your firewall and then installing GeForce Experience.

Insufficient disk space: Make sure you have enough disk space to install GeForce Experience.

Other software conflicts: Other software on your computer may be conflicting with the installation of GeForce Experience. Try closing all other software and then installing GeForce Experience.

How to Fix GeForce Experience Driver Installation Failure?

To address this driver download failed geforce experience issue, follow these general troubleshooting steps:

Temporarily Disable Antivirus: Some antivirus software may interfere with the installation process; temporarily disabling it while installing the driver can help.

Temporarily Disable Firewall: Temporarily disable your firewall and then try installing GeForce Experience.

Clean Install: Ensure that previous driver files are removed before attempting another installation. Follow these steps:
- Close all NVIDIA-related processes via Task Manager.
- Remove old NVIDIA driver files from `C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation` and `C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository`.

Check Network Connection: Verify that your internet connection is stable and fast enough to download large driver packages.

Sufficient Storage Space: Free up disk space by removing unnecessary files, especially those found in the temp directory and Recycle Bin.

Update GeForce Experience: Older versions of GeForce Experience may encounter issues with new driver releases. Download and install the latest GeForce Experience, ensuring you run the installer as an administrator.

Check for Updates Again: After the above steps, try to update and install the latest GeForce Game Ready Driver. The successful screenshot is as follows.

geforce game ready driver installation has finished
GeForce Game Ready Driver - check for updates

Manual Driver Installation: Instead of using GeForce Experience, download the appropriate NVIDIA driver directly from their official website. Make sure to match the product type, series, and OS. During manual installation:
- Use 'Run as Administrator'.
- Choose 'Custom (Advanced)' and tick 'Perform a clean installation.'
- Restart your computer after completing the installation.

After trying each solution individually, restart your computer and attempt to install the NVIDIA driver again. If none of these methods resolves the issue, reach out to GPUMart customer support for further assistance.

How to Manually Clean Install the NVIDIA Driver?

GeForce Experience display driver installation can fail for a number of reasons. A manual clean install of the driver using the NVIDIA Game Ready Driver/Studio Driver Installer is the most effective workaround.

Open the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page in the browser, download the latest NVIDIA Game Ready Driver/NVIDIA Studio Driver for your graphics card from the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page. Choose the Product Type, Product Series, Product, Operating System, Download Type and Language. Next click on the "SEARCH" button.

nvidia driver geforce gtx1660 super download search

Note: All NVIDIA drivers provide full features and application support for top games and creative applications. If you are a gamer who prioritizes day of launch support for the latest games, patches, and DLCs, choose Game Ready Driver (GRD). If you are a content creator who prioritizes stability and quality for creative workflows including video editing, animation, photography, graphic design, and livestreaming, choose Studio Driver (SD).

Click the DOWNLOAD button to download the NVIDIA display driver installer. Save the file to your hard drive.

download geforce game ready driver

Right-click the NVIDIA display driver installer file and select Run as administrator, specify the location where the driver file is stored, select the components you want to install, and select Agree and Continue.

nvidia graphics driver installer

Next choose Custom (Advanced). Then click NEXT

nvidia graphics driver installation options custom

Select Perform clean install and then click on NEXT.

nvidia installer perform a clean installation

Once the installation has finished, reboot your PC to complete the installation.

nvidia installer has finished