Meet the “NVIDIA driver not compatible with this version of Windows” error? How to fix it? If you have no idea, then you are in the right place. In this post, MiniTool provides you two useful methods to get rid of the error.

NVIDIA is famous for its graphics card products. Most video editors, graphic designers, animators, PC gaming enthusiasts, and other GPU hungry professions have installed the NVIDIA graphics hardware on their computers.

However, when you try to install the NVIDIA drivers, you may receive an error message saying that “This NVIDIA graphics driver is not compatible with this version of Windows. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.”

Why does this error appear? This problem may occur when you are trying to install a 32-bit driver on a 64-bit operating system or install a 64-bit driver on a 32-bit operating system. Because the two systems have different architectures, they require different drivers to make NVIDIA work properly. These drivers cannot be interchanged in any way.

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Now let’s take a look at how to fix the “NVIDIA driver not compatible with this version of Windows” error.

Method 1: Update Your Windows 10

You may meet the “NVIDIA driver not compatible with this version of Windows” error if your Windows 10 is not up to date. So to get rid of this error, you need to check if your system is out of date, if it is, update your system. Here is the way to update your Windows 10.

Step 1: Press the Win + I keys at the same time to open Settings and then choose Update & Security.

Step 2: Click Windows Update and then click Check for updates on the right panel.

click Check for updates

Step 3: If there are updates available, Windows will start to download them automatically. Accept the installation of all updates you find. Then Windows may reboot several times during these updates, but you should never interrupt it.

After you have updated your system successfully, you can check if the “NVIDIA driver not compatible with this version of Windows” error is fixed.

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Method 2: Use GeForce Experience to Download the NVIDIA Driver

If you still encounter the “NVIDIA driver not compatible with this version of Windows” error, then you can use GeForce Experience to download the NVIDIA driver. Here is a quick guide:

Step 1: If you haven’t installed the GeForce Experience, then you can click here to download and install it.

Step 2: Connect your monitor via the NVIDIA GPU if you are on a desktop computer.

Step 3: Launch the GeForce Experience program. If you are asked to update it, accept the update otherwise you may run into trouble.

Step 4: Go to the Drivers tab, any updates on your drivers will be found. If you want to manually begin a search, click Check for updates.

Step 5: Then the latest drivers will be listed, click Custom Install to open the file. You can also use express installation but it won’t let you select the installation options.

Step 6: The drivers' file will launch. Remember to check Perform a clean installation in the NVIDIA installation window. Wait for the installation process to complete.

Step 7: Reboot your computer to see if the “NVIDIA driver not compatible with this version of Windows” error still persists.

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Bottom Line

This post has listed two methods to fix the “NVIDIA driver not compatible with this version of Windows” error, so if you meet the error, you should try the methods mentioned above to fix the error.

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