What to do if you can’t use Nvidia GeForce GTX760 on Windows 10

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by Ivan Jenic
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5 steps to fix Nvidia GeForce GTX760 problems on PC

  1. Download the latest drivers
  2. Check to see if driver installation was successful
  3. Check if your graphics card is installed correctly
  4. Check your GPU settings
  5. Check for overheating issues

So far, we’re loving Windows 10 and all of its new features. However, Windows 10 isn’t without flaws. One of more frustrating problems is related to hardware issues. Some users have reported that they can’t use Nvidia GeForce GTX760 cards after updating to Windows 10.
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This is quite a big problem actually, since graphic cards are one of the most expensive parts of your computer, so changing your graphic card is usually the last option. However, there’s no need to worry if your GeForce GTX760 isn’t working with Windows 10, there are a few solutions that can’t help you with this issue.

Users have reported number of issues with Nvidia GTX760 cards, some of them couldn’t start their favorite video games due to crashes, some of them even reported black screens while starting Windows. Like most issues with Windows 10 and hardware, these are caused by driver incompatibility with Windows 10.

Solutions to fix Nvidia GeForce GTX760 issues on Windows 10

Solution 1 – Download the latest drivers

Since driver compatibility is an issue, downloading latest drivers from Nvidia’s website or using the Windows Update application is usually the best choice.

We have to mention that some users claim that drivers from Nvidia’s websites are giving them problems, while others claim that drivers downloaded via Windows Update cause the problem. If you notice any problems, remove the previously installed drivers and try another.

Update drivers automatically

If you do not have the necessary computer skills to update the drivers manually, we strongly suggest to do it automatically by using Tweakbit’s Driver Updater tool. This tool is approved by Microsoft and Norton Antivirus. After several tests, our team concluded that this is the best automatized solution. Below you can find a quick guide how to do it.

  1. Download and install TweakBit Driver Updaterdriver updater starting windowOnce installed, the program will start scanning your PC for outdated drivers automatically. Driver Updater will check your installed driver versions against its cloud database of the latest versions and recommend proper updates. All you need to do is wait for the scan to complete.tweakbit driver updater scanning
  2. Upon scan completion, you get a report on all problem drivers found on your PC. Review the list and see if you want to update each driver individually or all at once. To update one driver at a time, click the ‘Update driver’ link next to the driver name. Or simply click the ‘Update all’ button at the bottom to automatically install all recommended updates.
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    Note: Some drivers need to be installed in multiple steps so you will have to hit the ‘Update’ button several times until all of its components are installed.

Disclaimer: Some functions of this tool are not free.

Solution 2 – Check to see if driver installation was successful

Sometimes issues can be caused by incomplete driver installation, and to see if driver is properly installed and working you need to visit the Device Manager and find it under Display Adapters.

If the driver has an exclamation sign then it means that the driver wasn’t installed properly. Try going to the Action Center by clicking its icon in the bottom right. There you need to find “Finish installing hardware drivers” and click it. After the process is complete, your Nvidia drivers should be installed properly.

Solution 3 – Check if your graphics card is installed correctly

Sometimes,  Windows 10 may not use your NVIDIA graphics driver because you didn’t connect it properly. Make sure that the GPU is properly installed. Remove it and install it again. If you haven’t done this before, you should skip this step to avoid breaking your hardware. Or you can ask a professional to do it for you.

Solution 4 – Check your GPU settings

Some users said that turning off Vsync and enabling Maximum Performance in the Nvidia Control Panel worked for them. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D settings.manage-3d-settings
  2. Set Power Settings to Maximum Performance > disable Vertical sync.
  3. Save the changes and check is this solved the issue.

Solution 5 – Check for overheating issues

A very common issue preventing you from using your NVIDIA graphics card is overheating. If you use an overclocking software, temporarily disable it to check if this solves the problem. Keep in mind that overclocking tools force your hardware to run at peak performance which puts a strain on your GPU and CPU.

You can also get a cooler and clean your computer from dust specks.

Being unable use Nvidia GeForce GTX760 graphics card on Windows 10 can be extremely frustrating, but we hope these tips helped you solve this issue. If everything else fails, you can always contact Microsoft and Nvidia for their support.

In the end, this is just a driver issue, and just like most of driver issues it should be fixed soon with latest version of Nvidia drivers or with latest Windows 10 patch.

If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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  • worst article ever. “Having problems? Reinstall the drivers!” Wow. now why didn’t I think of that. Yeah every time there is a windows 10 update I wake up to non functioning screens. 5th time happened today. AND i have all the latest drivers with clean installs. This is BS. Going back to windows 7.

  • I had similar problem after a power loss and i think this might help somebody.

    After the power loss, the system didnt boot at all and i had to figure out what was the problem. I removed hdd’s/ssd’s/RAM/GPU and started from there one by one.
    After i reseted bios i got the system running with integrated graphic card, but the GTX760 wasn’t found in anywhere. I tryed pretty much everything from uninstalling Nvidia controlpanel/drivers, removing motherboard clock battery, trying manually install nividia’s drivers and such.

    Finally after trying all those different things, i opend Device Manager -> from the upper View tab i enabled “Show hidden devices” and there, the GTX760 finally showed up under Display adapters under the integrated graphic card as greyed out. By right clicking the GTX760 i were able to update the driver via Windows update tool/thing.

    Hope this helps even one person with the struggle!

  • As of 29th July, I have had issues with Waking my laptop from Sleep mode. When the laptop goes untouched the laptop goes into Sleep mode and when this happened on the 29th July, my laptop would not Wake which meant that I had to Force Shutdown, this has happened 4 times. I have now had to deactivate Sleep Mode.

    Also, as of 29th July, when I activate Shutdown, the screen goes black but the Power button remains lit up which means that my laptop is still running and I have to Force Shutdown.

    In regards to both Shutdown and Sleep mode, I might be fortunate that the laptop Wakes from Sleep mode and this also applies to full Shutdown.

    The laptop has also been running extremely slow.

    I have had my laptop since January 2015 and I have not had 1 issue since the Windows 10 upgrade.

    Having had continues problems Windows Live Contact Helpdesk recommended that I revert back to 8.1. I then initiated Windows 8.1 but in the process of reverting back some issues started and now I am on the HP Recovery Manager screen. Microsoft should have released Windows 10 later in the year. I have contacted two people at Microsoft one being at the highest level and the other being a General Manager requesting that Microsoft pay for the recovery disk. I didn’t have one problem when on 8.1.

    Not 1 person at Microsoft have had the decency to reply or help. They are fully responsible for this.

    I have told quite a few people about my experience and they haven’t upgraded which is a good thing.