Windows 10 cuda-8.1 installation not working but display driver-378.92 installs without issue

Im unable to install cuda 8.1_64 bit on windows 10. What all I tried:-

  • I even updated windows to latest version 1607 but still same issue.
  • I even updated jre version to latest 8
  • I uninstalled graphics driver using DDU and tried reinstalling cuda

Still the same error “nvidia installer cannot continue” and “nvidia installer failed”

I solved the issue by copying the display driver which was getting installed from


to cuda directory

Then I ran the setup again and it worked. I think cuda 8.1 couldnt recognize my card

I have installed install 378.66-quadro-grid-desktop-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql. It has NVCUDA.DLL NVIDIA CUDA 8.0.0 driver as part of it. I can also see NVIDIA GPU SDK 3.2.

The question is do I need to install the cuda toolkit to run cuda programs? I tried to install cuda- unsucessfully.

I can’t get to the point where I can write the simplest CUDA program. I have a Quadro 4000.

Hey mate! I am also having the same problem. Could you please elaborate as to how you fixed the problem? I have spent more than 2 days trying to fix this problem :(

I have summarised the problem in this post:

Which file do you need to copy from ‘C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\378.92\Win10_64\International\Display.Driver’

And I don’t have a CUDA directory yet in C Programs… I just have C:\Program Files\NVIDIA GPU Computing Toolkit\CUDA\v8.0

and in this directory, only the folder called extras is there.