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    Windows 8 Issue

    I recently attempted to install a NVIDIA update. I got the error message that the process could not continue because another installation was in progress, which was a surprise to me. I'm new to Windows 8 and I don't know where to look to find out just what is causing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    try task manager from taskbar to see what is running
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    Thanks, that's a start.

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    Try to do the install immediately after a reboot?
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    In Task Manager look for msiexec running. It could be that something is trying to install and hasn't completed. If a reboot doesn't kill msiexec just kill it in Task Manager.
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    In Task Manager, under processes look for any that start with Nvidia and end the process if found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjj418 View Post
    I recently attempted to install a NVIDIA update. I got the error message that the process could not continue because another installation was in progress, which was a surprise to me. I'm new to Windows 8 and I don't know where to look to find out just what is causing this.
    Microsoft's own updates (even those from good ol' Windows Update, not to mention the newer Microsoft Update facility) include nVidia updates (and, I think, driver updates for some but likely not all other third-party hardware that the Windows Update system scan detects). I was offered an nVidia update recently as one of the Windows Update options but declined (my philosophy for driver updates generally being that if it ain't broke, don't meddle with it): if you just selected all of the updates offered you probably included this one and may have caught it in the process of being installed when you then attempted to install it manually yourself (if indeed that's what you were doing when you encountered the error message).

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    Set your Windows Update to notify only, as Bill says, your likely getting an updated driver that is attempting to install itself.
    You could also do nothing and let the process complete. If it is an updated driver that is being installed, you can always uninstall it
    later on once it is completed.
    Continuously attempting to stop an Windows Update may cause more harm than it's worth.
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    Check in the NVIDIA forums sometimes video drivers can be cranky to update. They may recommend booting into safe mode and using a utility to remove the old driver.
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    The msiexe trick in Task Manager worked like a charm. Thanks to all of your help and responses!

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