When you try to use Geforce Experience to update your NVIDIA graphics card drivers, you get an error message saying “Unable to download recommended driver”. The error can be probably caused by outdated Geforce Experience. To update the drivers successfully, you can follow the instructions below.
Method 1: Update Geforce Experience
If you’re using an outdated version of Geforce Experience, the “Unable to download recommended driver” error can occur. To fix the problem, you can try updating Geforce Experience to the latest version.
Go to Nvidia’s website and click the Download Now button under Automatic Driver Updates to download the latest version of Geforce Experience. Once download is done, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the application on your computer. Then check to see if the error is resolved.
Method 2: Look for alternatives to update the drivers
The error can persist temporarily. You can wait a few minutes and try again to see if it’s gone. Or you can look for alternatives to update your NVIDIA drivers. You can choose to download and install the drivers from NVIDIA’s website.
Following steps are for your reference:
2) Select from the dropdown list according to graphics card model (check what graphics card you have), then click the SEARCH button to search for the driver. Following screenshot is the example of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650.
3) Click the DOWNLOAD button, then the driver will be downloaded to your computer.
4) Once download is done, double-click on the downloaded driver file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
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