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Should I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

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6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,188
United States Rank #24,141
Reach 0.0411%

Versions

VersionDistribution
307.17 100.00%

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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 307.17

What is NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

The NVIDIA Graphics Driver is the software driver for the NVIDIA Graphics GPU installed on the PC. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. Geforce Desktop PC graphics cards, Geforce notebook PC graphics cards and Quadro Professional graphics cards each uses a different unique driver. There are multiple ways to determine the NVIDIA display driver version that is installed on your PC. The easiest method is by inspecting the System Information through the NVIDIA Control Panel.

Overview

When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 178.45 MB (187,115,530 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 178.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 307.17

  • nView.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.53
  • Keystone.exe - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 136.53
  • nvwdmcpl.dll
  • nvwimg.dll - NVIDIA nView Image Library, Version 136.53
  • nvNT4Cpl.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.53
  • nvShell.dll
  • NVWRSAR.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager
  • NVWRSCS.dll
  • NVWRSDA.dll
  • NVWRSDE.dll
  • NVWRSEL.dll
  • NVWRSENG.dll
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 136.53
  • nvTaskbar.exe
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • NV3DVisionExt.dll - 3D Vision Driver Install Helper
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvdispgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvdispgenco64.dll
  • NVI2.dll - NVIDIA Install Core
  • NVI2UI.dll - NVIDIA Install UI
  • NViewExt.dll - NView Install Helper
  • NvMUP.exe - NVMUP Application
  • NVMUPEventMsg.dll - NVMUPEventMsg Dynamic Link Library
  • NVPrxy32.dll - NVIDIA Install Proxy
  • NVPrxy64.dll
  • NVWMIExt.dll - NVWMI Install Helper
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • EasyDaemonAPIU32.dll - Easy daemon API
  • EasyDaemonAPIU64.dll
  • nvupdt32.dll - NVIDIA Update Components, 1.10.8.0
  • nvupdt64.dll
  • nvupdtr32.dll - NVIDIA US English language resource library
  • nvupdtr64.dll
  • 3DVision_307.17.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision driver
  • NvCplSetupEng.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • NvCplSetupInt.exe
  • nvWmi.exe - NVIDIA WMI Provider (NVIDIA WMI Provider Core)
  • nvWmiShim.dll - NVWMI API Shim DLL (API Shim DLL for NVIDIA WMI Provider)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nvShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name '00nView' with a class of {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}.

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

Quickly and completely remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver 307.17 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NVIDIA Graphics Driver from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Graphics Driver 307.17, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 82%
Win 7 2%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#10,188

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 81.83%
Windows 7 18.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 43.85%
Windows 8.1 22.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.82%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.97%
Windows 7 Professional 2.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.51% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 16.51%
  United States 11.08%
  Germany 10.61%
  Belgium 4.72%
  Iran 4.48%
  Netherlands 4.25%
  United Kingdom 4.01%
  Australia 3.77%
  IQ 3.77%
  DK 3.30%
  Malaysia 3.30%
  India 2.59%
  Romania 2.59%
  Indonesia 2.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 76.70%
Medion 18.61%
Alienware 1.74%
Hewlett-Packard 1.74%
Dell 0.87%
GIGABYTE 0.17%
ASUS 0.17%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-571G 24.70%
Acer Aspire V5-571G 16.35%
Medion Akoya P7818 10.26%
Acer Aspire E1-571G 9.22%
Acer Aspire V5-571PG 5.91%
Acer Aspire V5-471G 5.22%

About NVIDIA

Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com

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