Windows 10 Fails to Find NVIDIA Graphics Drivers

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I recently formatted a variety of computers and installed Windows 10 Pro from scratch. The Microsoft Windows Creation Tool was used to create a bootable USB memory stick.

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Using Diskpart, I cleaned the drives, converted them from MBR to GPT file allocation systems and created a Primary Volume.

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I love the fact that Windows 10 automatically looks up drivers for physical devices, but in this case, it failed to install the drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. I had to do that manually. On one of the old motherboards, the screen went black as soon as Windows started up and plugging the screen into the on-board graphics had no effect. At first, I thought something had gone wrong with the installation, but then I remembered that we make a habit of disabling the on-board graphics to preclude applications from using anything but a dedicated graphics card. Sure enough, when I enabled the on-board graphics and started up, everything was fine. I installed the graphics driver manually and then the NVIDIA graphics card worked again.

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When you next install windows on a pc from scratch:

  • Check in BIOS that on-board graphics is enabled
  • Plug screen into on-board graphics
  • Install NVIDIA driver manually
  • Plug screen into NVIDIA card when next booting up.

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