Installing Graphics Card Drivers Using NVIDIA Web Service

Installing Graphics Card Drivers Using NVIDIA Web Service

Service software updates for NVIDIA video cards are released quite frequently, making it a tedious task to download and install them yourself. The company's developers have taken this into account and have launched an automatic driver installation service on their official website, which we will explain how to use below.

Automatic installation of NVIDIA software

The procedure itself is not complicated and consists of several steps: preparation, direct use of the tool and installation of the resulting software package.

Step 1: Preparation

Before using the remedy in question, you have to do some preparations.

  1. The NVIDIA web tool is implemented with technology that is no longer supported by third-party browsers. The only solution where the web service is functional is Microsoft Internet Explorer. This application is included in the Windows operating system, but if you cannot find it, use the recovery instructions.

    Lesson: Reinstalling and Restoring Internet Explorer

  2. You will also need to download and install the Java environment for the service to work.

    Download Java Runtime Environment

    Download the installer on your computer and run the executable file. If you want to install Java in a directory other than the default, check the option "Change destination folder".. To continue, press "Install".

    Use the button "Change" to select the desired directory, and then click "Following".

    The operation will take some time, so be patient. After the success message, press the button "Close".

    Don't forget to restart your computer.

  3. The last step of preparation is optional, but it will be necessary for users who encounter problems installing the drivers is to completely uninstall the old version. The procedure is quite complicated, so we recommend consulting the separate guide in the following article.

    Lesson: Completely Uninstall NVIDIA Drivers From Your Computer

  4. You can now go directly to the online tool.

Step 2: Using the service

The use of the target installation follows the following algorithm:

  1. Open Internet Explorer and click on the following link.

    NVIDIA Automated Tool Page

  2. The analysis of your system and the selection of the right package for it will begin immediately.

    If after a few seconds a warning message like the one in the following image appears, it means that you have not installed Java or that you have forgotten to restart your PC afterwards.

    A message will appear at the bottom of the page stating that not all content is running. Click the button "Show all content."otherwise the service will not work.

  3. Under normal circumstances, the browser will ask you to confirm that the service is working during the procedure.
  4. The service will show the corresponding package for a while, all you have to do is download it.
  5. This completes the autoloader, and you can proceed to installing the drivers.

Step 3: Install the software

Installing the service software itself is the easiest step.

  1. Open the directory with the received file and run it. Wait for the installer to check compatibility.
  2. The package also contains the GeForce Experience software, but it is up to you to install it or not.
  3. There is also a specific installation option to choose from: which all necessary components are placed in the default directories, or "Selective installation".where all settings must be entered manually. For inexperienced users it is better to choose the first one.
  4. Wait for the installer to complete all the necessary steps. At the end of the operation you will be asked to restart the computer.
  5. Done - you have now installed the NVIDIA graphics card software obtained by the automatic method.

Solve some problems

The procedure that we have presented above does not always go well. Let's take a look at solving the most common problems that occur.

Java is installed, but the tool keeps asking for the environment to be installed
This is the most common problem. It has several causes, so follow the algorithm below to rule out the following:

  1. Check if you have downloaded the latest version of Java; if not, reinstall this component.
  2. If the environment version is the latest and reinstalling does not fix the problem, open "Control Panel".. The easiest way to do this is through the "Run". (invoked with the hotkey Win + R), in which you must enter and confirm the command control.
  3. Then change the content display to "Big icons" and use the element "Java"..
  4. In the configurator window, click the tab "Security". and pay attention to the option «Edit the list of sites»Click on the button with the same name.
  5. In the window click "Add" - an empty line will appear. Write in it the address of the download page, which looks like this:

    Click on «OK»Close the configurator and restart the computer. These actions should eliminate the fault.

Internet Explorer is not working properly
Once Microsoft's main solution, the browser is now recognized as obsolete and no longer supported. However, it is still popular, so it is possible to get it to work properly.

Lesson: Internet Explorer Troubleshooting

The service works, but reports that it cannot detect NVIDIA hardware
It is the most unpleasant of possible errors, since there are many sources of its appearance: from site failures to the malfunction of the hardware of the product for which the software is searched. In this case, you have two options: wait some time and repeat the procedure, or use one of the alternative ways to obtain the software.

More information: Downloading and installing the NVIDIA video card drivers


We've provided instructions on how to use the automatic driver download service for NVIDIA products, and we've also looked at ways to troubleshoot potential issues.

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