Can't Install nVidia driver

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Kismet
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Can't Install nVidia driver

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I'm running 64 bit Win10, btw. Can't tell if I have the Anniversary Update or not. (Inscrutable Windows Update)

So, I got access to BF1 Beta today, and it required an upgrade to my graphics driver. I've had massive issues with this in the past, but I can't remember how I finally got it to work last time. I tried updating through GeForce Experience - failed. I tried downloading the driver from nvidia, installation failed. I restarted. Tried again with GeForce Experience - failed. Restarted. Downloaded driver failed.

Uninstalled device in Device Manager (which, strangely, didn't make my screen even flicker).
Scanned for Hardware Changes - detects a display device and uses the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.
Some seconds later it shows up as NVIDIA GeForce 760 GTX with a yellow triangular ! sign for the icon.
Some seconds later the device is moved to the Other Devices group as a Display with that same yellow ! sign.
The properties of this Display say there is no driver installed (code 28)

Any recommendations to get the driver installed?
BF1 punked me, and now I can't play ANY 3D graphics games. Not even Rocket League :(
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Re: Can't Install nVidia driver

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If you haven't already, you may want to use a driver cleaner before trying to update your drivers:

http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/dis ... nload.html

I had some issues with driver updates before and using this in safe mode as it instructs and what not seemed to help.
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Re: Can't Install nVidia driver

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Should basically always do what cognito mentioned there. It's quick and painless and should all but ensure that crap works, outside of the drivers being shitty.
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Kismet
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Re: Can't Install nVidia driver

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Thanks! That did the trick.

WTF, third party tool necessary for driver install... yikes...
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Re: Can't Install nVidia driver

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with the nvidia installer you can also choose between express and custom. With custom you can make a 'cleaner' installation as well.
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Re: Can't Install nVidia driver

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Yeah, I tried every variation with the "clean install" options and it failed every single time. It's a mystery.
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