Having a tough time while installing drivers?

Pondering on why does your NVIDIA installer keeps on failing?

Stop panicking!

Let’s find out the possible way to fix your “NVIDIA installer cannot continue working” error.

But before getting started let’s go through the basic knowledge of NVIDIA drivers.

What is meant by NVIDIA driver?

Being stuck with the “NVIDIA installer cannot continue working” error messages, the first thing that you need to be clear about is the actual meaning and purpose of the NVIDIA driver.

To give you a clearer vision I am going to explain the term in the easiest way ever.

So, basically, the NVIDIA Driver is a software driver that is installed on the PC. This program is used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device and it is required for the hardware device to function properly.

Easy steps to fix the “NVIDIA installer can’t continue working” error

As we all know that the conflict between” Windows” and “NVIDIA Graphics Cards” is not new. So, during the installation of NVIDIA quite often users get “NVIDIA installer cannot continue” error and it is not something to be surprised about because this error occurs during the installation of different versions of NVIDIA Graphics Card. The installer package of NVIDIA can sometimes hit generic failures.


This is not something that can not be solved; there are methods that can be used to fix this problem. Here you will learn to fix this issue within a couple of steps.

When the installation fails repeatedly, the best first step is to reboot and try the installation again from the very start.

However, if that doesn’t help then first try uninstalling the previous version, reboot, and then reinstall it to fix your issue.

If it continues to fail anyhow then try to perform the following steps to reset:

  • Firstly, make sure that the “NVIDIA Windows services” are not running
  • Then stop the NVIDIA Windows services
  • Run the “services.msc” from the Run window
  • Find and stop all the services whose name starts with NVIDIA
  • After stopping all the services make sure that no instance of any NVIDIA application is running
  • If you don’t know how to look for instances then open the “Task Manager” and look for processes starting with “NV” or “NVIDIA” and stop those processes
  • Don’t forget to remove the registry keys if they exist
  • Run Regedit, search the registry key, and then delete if found
  • After doing the above-mentioned steps successfully, try to install it again
  • Still, if these steps do not resolve your issue then uninstall all NVIDIA programs by using the Windows Control Panel, reboot, and then start from step 1 and continue to step 4 again

I hope this would help you to fix your issues and you would find it helpful.