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3% remove it97% keep it
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NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver 296.16

What is NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver?

3D Vision is a stereoscopic gaming kit from Nvidia which consists of LC shutter glasses and driver software which enables stereoscopic vision for any Direct3D game, with various degrees of compatibility. There have been many examples of shutter glasses over the past decade, but the NVIDIA 3D Vision gaming kit introduced in 2008 introduced this technology to mainstream consumers and PC gamers. The stereo driver software can perform automatic stereoscopic conversion by using the 3D models submitted by the application and rendering two stereoscopic views instead of the standard mono view.


The primary executable is named nvgenco64.dll. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 3.87 MB (4,062,688 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.NVIRUSB.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.NVIRUSB
Estimated size: 3.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver 296.16

Program module:nvgenco64.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Generic Coinstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.NVIRUSB.0\nvgenco64.dll
Additional files:
  • nvstusb32.sys - Stereoscopic 3D USB controller driver
  • nvstusb64.sys
  • nvgenco32.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Generic Coinstaller)
  • NVIRUSBExt.dll - 3D Vision Controller Driver Install Helper

How do I remove NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver?

You can uninstall NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver 296.16, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 3D Vision Controller Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.93%
Windows 10 13.24%
Windows Vista 1.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.94%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 10 Home 5.15%
Windows 10 Pro 4.04%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.76%
  Australia 10.83%
  Iran 6.05%
  Canada 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.10%
  India 2.55%
  MK 2.23%
  Egypt 2.23%
  Malaysia 2.23%
  Philippines 1.91%
  Israel 1.91%
  South Africa 1.59%
  Romania 1.59%
  Belgium 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 24.06%
Acer 20.32%
ASUS 16.58%
Dell 13.90%
Alienware 8.02%
Hewlett-Packard 6.95%
Intel 1.60%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P750 18.71%
Alienware Alienware X51 5.85%
ASUSTeK CM6870 3.51%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X870 3.51%
Alienware M17xR4 2.92%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.92%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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