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Should I remove NVIDIA Display Control Panel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #391
United States Rank #474
Reach 1.5994%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.86 days
438.29 days >
Average installed length: 230.29 days


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NVIDIA Display Control Panel

What is NVIDIA Display Control Panel?  (from NVIDIA)

The Display Configuration control panel, part of the NVIDIA Desktop Manager, is a quick way to toggle between your multi-display modes. Accessed at the click of a button, the Display Configuration control panel shows you all available display combinations and allows you to switch modes on the fly. This feature is val...  Read more


NVIDIA Display Control Panel is a software program developed by NVIDIA. The most common release is, with over 18% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named 306.97-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 1.28 MB (1,344,155 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 43% of users of NVIDIA Display Control Panel come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Uninstall\nvuninst.exe DisplayControlPanel
Estimated size: 1.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Display Control Panel

Program executable:306.97-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\306.97-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe
Additional files:
  • keystone.exe - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 125.61
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 125.61
  • nwiz.exe - NVIDIA nView Wizard, Version 125.61
  • nvDspSch.exe - NVIDIA Display Scheme Menu
  • nvcplui.exe - NVIDIA Control Panel (NVIDIA Control Panel Application,
  • nvuclock64.exe - NVIDIA Corporation (NVIDIA Uninstaller Utility)
  • nvudisp.exe
  • nvuhda.exe
  • nvuhda6.exe
  • nvuninst.exe
  • nvunrm.exe
  • nvusmu.exe
  • CapabilityTable.exe
  • dbInstaller.exe
  • nvbubble.exe
  • NvMixer.exe
  • NvMixerTray.exe
  • nvSCPAPISvr.exe
  • nvStInst.exe
  • nvstlink.exe
  • nvstreg.exe
  • nvsttest.exe
  • nvstview.exe
  • nvstwiz.exe
  • nvuclock.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • nvSCPAPISvr.exe runs as a service named 'NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service' (Stereo Service) "Provides system support for NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D driver".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • nwiz.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'nwiz' which loads as C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nView\nwiz.exe /installquiet.
  • nvstlink.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StereoLinksInstall' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstlink.exe" /install1.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.02 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012907758%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00071947%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00057130%
0.015104% average

How do I remove NVIDIA Display Control Panel?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Display Control Panel 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 Display Control Panel, 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 Display Control Panel.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.67%
Windows Vista 9.26%
Windows 10 7.17%
Windows XP 5.86%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.22%
Windows 7 Professional 12.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.85%
Windows 10 Home 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.16%
  Germany 11.66%
  France 5.19%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  Italy 3.20%
  Canada 3.14%
  Australia 2.23%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  Iran 1.74%
  Spain 1.63%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Brazil 1.38%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Taiwan 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.52%
Dell 19.47%
Acer 18.28%
ASUS 7.27%
Medion 6.53%
Intel 2.55%
Samsung 2.20%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Apple 1.77%
Toshiba 1.34%
Sony 1.18%
Common models
eMachines EL1352 4.29%
Acer Aspire 5742G 4.23%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.69%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.53%
Dell XPS L501X 3.08%
MSI MS-7309 2.72%


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


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