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Should I remove NVIDIA Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #122
United States Rank #147
Reach 3.7774%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.13 days
387.47 days >
Average installed length: 203.59 days


1.9 6.10%
1.8 0.66%
1.7 4.21%
1.6 2.58%
1.5 9.12%
1.4 6.66%
1.3 12.31% 22.41% 3.41% 0.52% 1.61% 2.49% 12.51% 0.88% 0.01% 0.07%
1.10 12.61%

Typically installed together

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NVIDIA Drivers

What is NVIDIA Drivers?

The NVIDIA Driver is the software driver for 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. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the NVIDIA support website.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is nvuninst.exe. The software installer includes 118 files and is usually about 1.91 MB (2,004,819 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Uninstall
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Uninstall\nvuninst.exe UninstallGUI
Estimated size: 1.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Drivers

Program executable:nvuninst.exe
Name:NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Uninstaller Utility
Additional files:
  • nvuawy.exe - NVIDIA Corporation (NVIDIA Uninstaller Utility)
  • nvuclock.exe
  • nvuclock64.exe
  • nvudisp.exe
  • nvuhda.exe
  • nvuhda6.exe
  • nvunrm.exe
  • nvusmb.exe
  • nvusmu.exe

How do I remove NVIDIA Drivers?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Drivers 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 Drivers, 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 Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.89%
Windows Vista 14.74%
Windows XP 9.18%
Windows 10 6.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.20%
Windows 10 Home 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.41%
  Germany 10.38%
  France 5.25%
  United Kingdom 4.16%
  Italy 3.52%
  Canada 2.89%
  Australia 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.63%
  Iran 1.57%
  Spain 1.49%
  Brazil 1.47%
  Sweden 1.11%
  Belgium 1.02%
  Poland 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.38%
Acer 21.10%
Dell 18.01%
Samsung 3.23%
ASUS 2.72%
Medion 2.31%
Toshiba 1.87%
American Megatrends 1.70%
Sony 1.59%
Apple 1.11%
Gateway 0.84%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.07%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 2.91%
MSI MS-7309 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.60%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.41%


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


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