Our “Unable to Download Recommended Drivers” error, is one that has affected a large number of our readers, and many, have had trouble installing drivers in the past.
The first time I encountered this problem was when I downloaded a new version of GeForce Experience and I needed to install a GPU driver for my GTX 1080.
I’m not sure why it’s telling me that I need to run the driver for this version of Windows.
Downloading the recommended drivers for your NVIDIA GeForce graphics card can be a real hassle for many people, especially those who have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card with multiple monitors attached.
But I’ve put this article together with a few methods to have this fixed in no time and have your desired driver installed without problems.
Fix 1: Update the GeForce Experience
The GeForce Experience is often the first culprit when the driver refuses to install; if you want to avoid any headaches or crashes, make sure that you visit the NVIDIA GeForce Experience website and see when the latest version of the program was uploaded.
Since this program is updated regularly, you may want to check when the last update was released, download and update the program on your machine, and try reinstalling the drivers.
Fix 2: Confirm you’re having the right drivers
Check that your computer is not having problems detecting your wireless card or device, and try to fix this issue.
It’s highly likely that if you’ve ever experienced the “unable to download recommended driver” error, it was caused by either a corrupted Windows registry or a virus.
You can find out what NVIDIA graphics card you have >> go to the NVIDIA Downloads page, where there are details you should know about your computer, including product type, product series, product name, operating system, and language >> click “Agree and Download”, then when the download is complete, install and confirm that your NVIDIA drivers have been updated.
“Unable To Download Recommended Driver” Error Working Fix 3
NVIDIA offers a fix for the “unable to download recommended driver” GeForce Experience error if you encounter this problem. It consists of deleting the NSManagedTasks.xml file.
Search for NVIDIA Network Service in the Windows search bar >> when the task manager opens, right-click on it and select Start >> close the window and try downloading and reinstalling your driver.
Fix 4: Update Driver via Device Manager
Go to Device Manager on your computer >> select Display Adapters from the list of devices >> right-click the NVIDIA GeForce driver and select Update Driver Software >> if it requires that you manually select the driver you want to install, look for the extracted NVIDIA driver folder you have downloaded before >> when the update completes, restart your computer.
Fix 5: Completely Uninstall Your Driver and Reinstall
If the steps mentioned above don’t work, you’ll need to uninstall all the NVIDIA drivers completely and restart your computer. You’ll do that by going to Properties >> select Device Manager >> look for Display Adapters on your list of devices >> right-click on the NVIDIA GeForce Driver and select Uninstall >> Restart your computer.
Using a tool like DDU, or simply doing a factory reset of your device will make it easier to delete all your drivers, whether it’s a piece of software, an app, or a physical product.
Once you have the driver installed, then you can try downloading it.
Fix 6: Update Windows 10
People are using Windows 10, so Microsoft is constantly updating it. It goes through many updates.
For one of the cases we worked on, the “unable to download recommended driver” GeForce Experience error was completely fixed after we updated to Windows 1903, and while that was surprising, we realized we wouldn’t want to rule out the possibility of the version of Windows 10 we are running being the culprit.
In order to update Windows 10 to the latest version, click on Start in Windows, then Settings >> Update and Security.