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Why NVIDIA Installer Cannot Continue?

NVIDIA is famous for designing GPU (Graphics Processing Units). But, it is not free from infrequent glitches. The ‘NVIDIA Installer cannot continue’ is a common error message faced by several Windows users. This error message will stop you to install the drivers for the NVIDIA graphics card on the system. Suppose, you are trying to install the drivers, but still you will face the same error notification again and again. Sometimes, this error message appears with the notification ‘NVIDIA Installer failed’. There is a lot of probable causes behind this error, and you can face this error with almost all the versions of Windows.

If you face the same problem for the first time, then it is quite a difficult task for you to fix this issue by yourself. But nothing to be worried. Here in this article, we are going to present some of the amazing tips and tricks to solve this issue. Hence, you are advised to go through the article given below.

NVIDIA Installer Cannot Continue: Easy Hacks to Fix this Issue

After downloading the drivers properly, you can also see that the installation process has failed, then you need to know that there might be an NVIDIA folder in the partition where you installed the Operating System previously. This is because of the fact that the NVIDIA obtains its setup before beginning the installation automatically. But, if you have removed this folder after failing the setup process, then start this process once more. The driver address will be ‘C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\XXX.XX\WinX\International\Display.Driver.’ Replace ‘C:\’ with the partition drive of the Operating System, ‘XXX.XX’ with the version number of the drivers of the system you are installed previously, and ‘WinX’ with the version of Windows’ operating system.

There are several ways to fix the ‘NVIDIA installer cannot continue other installations are running’ issue. You need to have a glance at the solutions given below:

Solution 1: Manually Install the Drivers

You can fix the ‘NVIDIA Installer cannot continue’ issue by trying to install the drivers manually. To perform this, you need to follow the steps given below:

Step 1:

At first, you have to move the cursor to the bottom-left corner of the screen and press on the Start menu. Then, type ‘Device Manager’ in the search bar. Go to the ‘Device Manager’ section.

Step 2:

Now, you have to uninstall the NVIDIA graphics driver from the system. First, expand the Display Adapters. Choose the ‘NVIDIA graphics driver’ option from the list. Go to the toolbar and navigate to the Action menu. Choose the option ‘Uninstall’ from the list. Now, you have to wait for a few seconds until the process becomes complete. Then, you have to restart the system to save the changes.

Step 3:

Next, invoke the Device Manager again. There you will see the NVIDIA driver. Right-click on it. Choose the option ‘Update Driver Software’ from the list. Then, tap on the ‘Browse my computer’ for the software of the driver. On the next window, you have to go to the NVIDIA folder where you have placed the Setup files. Then, you have to make sure that you tick the subfolders. Tap on the Next button. Then, wait for a few minutes until the process completes. After that, restart the system to save the changes.

Step 4:

After performing the above steps, the display driver will get installed successfully. Navigate to the location where you have saved the setup files. Then, you have to run the ‘.exe’ file using the Run Command box. After accepting the setup terms, you need to tap on the ‘Custom install’ option. Then, click on the ‘Perform a clean install’ option. Now, it will start to install the drivers manually.

After performing this, you need to check whether the ‘NVIDIA Installer Cannot Continue’ issue is resolved or not. If the issue still persists, then move on to the solution given below.

Solution 2: Setup Again after Deleting Everything Related to NVIDIA

This method needs to remove everything related to the NVIDIA on your computer. Then, you should try the setup again. To perform this, you need to follow the steps given below:

Step 1:

As explained in the previous solution, you have already uninstalled the NVIDIA graphics driver by going to the Device Manager.

Step 2:

Now, you have to navigate to the Start menu. Then, type ‘Control Panel’ in the search field. Tap on the option ‘Control Panel’. Now, you have to navigate to the ‘Programs and Features’ section. If you are using an older version of Windows 10, then you will see the ‘Add or Remove Programs’ instead of ‘Programs and Features’ option.  

Step 3:

After that, you need to uninstall everything from the NVIDIA. Now, you should restart the system as many times as the setup process requires to save the changes.

Step 4:

Now, you have to make sure that you have deleted everything from the NVIDIA. Then, try to install the drivers again. Now, you will see that the setup process running without any issues.

Now, you need to check that the ‘NVIDIA Installer cannot continue other installations are running’ issue is resolved or not. If the issue still occurs, then you need to go to the solutions given below.

Solution 3: Remove all the NVIDIA Processes

You can also fix the ‘NVIDIA Installer cannot continue’ problem by removing the NVIDIA processes from the system. Hence, you need to stop all the NVIDIA process by going to the Task Manager. Then, you should try to run the installation process again. To perform this, you need to follow the steps given below:

Step 1:

At first, you have to go to the Start menu. Type ‘Taskmgr’ in the search bar. Then, tap on the Task Manager which shows in the top of the search result.

Step 2:

Now, you have to navigate to the upper-left side of the screen and tap on the Processes tab. Find the NVIDIA processes from the list and right-click on it. Then, tap on the option ‘End Task’. This will block all the running NVIDIA processes.

Step 3:

After that, you should try to run the installation process of the graphics card again.  After that, you need to check whether the ‘NVIDIA Installer cannot continue’ issue is fixed or not. If the issue still occurs, then perform the method given below.

Solution 4: Update the Driver Using the Device ID of NVIDIA Graphics Card

If you do not install the driver properly, then you can face the ‘NVIDIA Installer cannot continue’ issue on your computer. To solve this, you need to type the device ID of the NVIDIA in the specific field and update the driver. To perform this, you need to follow the steps given below:  

Step 1:

First, go to the Start menu. Then, type ‘Device Manager’ in the search bar. Or if you prefer you can also hit the X and Windows key both at the same time from the keyboard. Then, choose the ‘Device Manager’ option from the list.  

Step 2:

Now, you have to search the option ‘Display Adapters’ from the list. Then, expand the list. Right-click on the option ‘NVIDIA Graphics Card’ by going to the expanded list. Choose the option ‘Properties’ from the list.  

Step 3:

On the next window, you have to navigate to the Details tab that is located at the upper-left side of the screen. Then, tap on the drop-down arrow of the Property menu. Choose the option ‘Hardware IDs’ from the list. After doing this, you will see the Hardware IDs on the Values box.

Step 4:

Now, you have to identify the Device and Vendor code of the NVIDIA Graphics Card. After the VEN, you will see the vendor code. And after that DEV, you will see the device code.  

Step 5:

Then, visit a website to find and download the essential drivers of your computer using the vendor and device code. From the website, you need to find the latest drivers that are compatible with the graphics card. Now, download the graphics card and install it. After installing the graphics card you need to restart the system to save the changes.

After that, you have to check that the ‘NVIDIA installer cannot continue other installations are running’ issue is still showing or not. If you see that the issue still occurs, then go to the solutions given below.

Solution 5: Rename the NVIDIA Graphics Card Folder

According to some users, they have fixed the ‘NVIDIA Installer cannot continue’ issue by renaming the NVIDIA folder by going to the ‘Program Files’ folder. To perform this, you need to follow the steps given below:  

Step 1:

At first, you have to navigate to the drive where you have installed the Windows previously. Usually, most of the user has saved this file on the C drive of their system.  

Step 2:

Now, under the C drive, you have to search for the ‘Program Files’ folder. Then, click twice on it to open it.

Step 3:

Next, you have to locate the NVIDIA folder from the Program Files. Usually, it is named by ‘NVIDIA Corporation’. After locating this file, right-click on the folder. Choose the Rename option from the list. Now, you have to provide your desired name to the file. It’s better to use a name that is closely related to the NVIDIA or graphics card.

Step 4:

Now, you should try to install the NVIDIA graphics card again on the system. After that, you have to check that the issue is resolved or not. If you see that the issue persists, then perform the method given below.  

Solution 6: Uninstall NVIDIA from the System and Reinstall it Again

Now, you should try to uninstall NVIDIA from the system to check if it can fix the ‘Nvidia Installer cannot continue’ issue. Then, you have to reinstall NVIDIA again. To perform this, you should follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1:

At first, you have to navigate to the Start menu. Then, type ‘control panel’ in the search field. Tap on the option ‘Control Panel’. Or if you prefer you can also press the X and Windows Key both at the same time from the keyboard to open the Control Panel.

Step 2:

Navigate to the ‘Uninstall a Program’ under the Control Panel window. Now, you need to uninstall all the files that are related with the Nvidia. Restart the system to save the changes. Then, download the setup again.  

Step 3

After downloading the setup, you should install it on your computer. Then, again you have to restart the system once.

After that, you need to check that the ‘NVIDIA installer cannot continue other installations are running’ issue still persists or not. If you see that the issue still occurs then, you should perform the solution given below.

Solution 7: Disable the Antivirus and Firewall

Sometimes, the third-party antivirus that you are using on your computer also blocks the installation process of NVIDIA. Hence, you need to close all the antivirus and firewalls that are running on the system at least for a few minutes. You should easily perform this by killing the processes linked with the antivirus by going to the Task Manager. Then, it might happen that the installation process starts to continue again. After disabling the antivirus, if you see that the issue still occurs, then you can enable them again. To perform this, you need to follow the steps given below:

Step 1:

At first, you have to hit the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously from the keyboard. It will invoke the Task Manager. Or if you prefer, you can also move the cursor to the bottom of the display and right-click on the Taskbar. Choose the option ‘Task Manager’ from the list.

Step 2:

Scroll down the list to search all the processes that are related to the Antivirus. Now, you have to choose the Target process and then tap on the End Process. Restart the system to save the changes.

After performing the above steps, you need to check whether the issue is resolved.

Final Recommendation

In the above discussion, we have provided some of the easiest ways to fix your ‘NVIDIA  installer cannot continue’ issue. We hope if you perform the above ways in the given order, it will definitely help you to ease your pain. After implementing the above ways, if you face any kind of trouble, then you need to connect with a tech expert. In addition, you can also share your queries and valuable feedback through the comment box given at the end of this post.

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