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Nvidia installer Failed

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Hello This is a problem that just recently arose ill explain

I was reinstalling the driver 301.42 and I got this error on the installer screen saying nvidia installer failed I read online about a few fixes such as uninstalling the drivers booting into safe mode and using driver sweeper etc so I tried that and while I went to install the driver I get the same error nvidia installer failed so right now I only have what drivers the system installed automatically for me I have also tried to unpack the driver files into C:\nvidia and go to device manager and find the driver manually that didnt work just said i had the latest driver I even tried to update through device manager to the latest same thing I have the latest version but I know I dont any help would be greatly appreciated
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You could try this method, I copied it from http://www.custompcguide.net/2-methods-to-fix-nvidia-installer-failed-issue-for-geforce-video-cards/
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A. The Complete Removal of All NVIDIA Driver Files from the System
Install Driver Sweeper. http://www.guru3d.com/files_get/guru3d_driver_sweeper_(no_installer),7.html
Apply Take Ownership into Registry. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/
Restart PC and go into Safe Mode (press F8 after initial POST)

Delete these following NVIDIA Driver data supplied from Windows Update (right click on the folders and choose Take Ownership if the system does not allow you to remove them) :

C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvdsp.inf–xxxsomethingxxx
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_lh–xxxsomethingxxx
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvoclock–xxxsomethingxxx
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\


Fire up Driver Sweeper and delete everything else that is related to NVIDIA.

Restart the PC after the process is completed.

Download and extract PStools. Cut and Paste the PsExec.exe file into your C:\Windows\System32\ folder.
Press Windows key + R and type the following command into the message box. Be sure to replace the path accordingly to your own reference :
psexec -i -s “C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\xxx.xx\windows_version\English\Display.Driver\setup.exe”

After the License Agreement screen, choose Custom instead of Express installation.
Now you can check Perform a Clean Installation and uncheck NVIDIA Update.
Continue on to the rest of the setup process.
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