Windows 10: nVidia 353.62 won't install. Solved

  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    nVidia 353.62 won't install.


    Hi folks.
    I'm running a DTX550Ti on a 64 bit install. The W10 upgrade gave me the basic windows driver so I downloaded the latest nVidia driver (V 353.62). When I try to install it I get an "Install Failed" from the installation programme. No reason given, just install failed.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks,

    Simon.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    I hunted around on the net and here's the solution...

    Go into task manager and kill all the nvidia tasks.
    Run the driver install.
    Enjoy!
    It will take some time before you get a screen after the reboot, just wait, it'll get there.
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    Same thing happened to me. Just select custom and check the do a clean install box.
    Last edited by John Pombrio; 01 Aug 2015 at 13:57.
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  5. Posts : 2
    Mac OSx Yosemite / Windows 10 Pro
       04 Aug 2015 #5

    The problem occurs with the 500 series cards and the 353.62 driver running on Windows 10.

    Use the 350.12 from here and it should install perfectly

    From there give the 353.62 driver a shot via Windows update. You could try killing nVidia tasks with task manager. The upgrade from 350.12 to 353.62 may or may not work depending on your specifics. Alternatively you could try the 353.62 .exe with the same steps.

    In conclusion this will at least give you genuine drivers with more performance than the generic drivers. nVidia and Microsoft are working on a patch for this issue now. Living with 350.12 for now isn't so bad.
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Aug 2015 #6

    Greetings,
    John Pombrio said: View Post
    Same thing happened to me. Just select custom and check the do a clean install box.
    Yep same here with a GTX760 and a custom install did the trick..
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