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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 305.93

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What is NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

The NVIDIA Graphics 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. This is the first WHQL-certified release from the Release 296 family of drivers.


The primary executable is named DisplayDriverExt.dll. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 177.51 MB (186,131,839 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.2
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.3\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 177.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 305.93

Program module:DisplayDriverExt.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Graphics Driver Install Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.2\DisplayDriverExt.dll
Additional files:
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco64.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispgenco64.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • NVCPLSetupInt.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • EasyDaemonAPIU32.dll - Easy daemon API
  • EasyDaemonAPIU64.dll
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 136.49
  • NVCPLSetupEng.exe
  • nvdispco32.dll
  • nvdispgenco32.dll
  • NVI2.dll - NVIDIA Install Core
  • NVI2UI.dll - NVIDIA Install UI
  • nview.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.49
  • NViewExt.dll - NView Install Helper
  • NVMUP.exe - NVMUP Application
  • NVMUPEventMsg.dll - NVMUPEventMsg Dynamic Link Library
  • nvNT4Cpl.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.49
  • NVPrxy32.dll - NVIDIA Install Proxy
  • NVPrxy64.dll
  • nvShell.dll
  • nvTaskbar.exe
  • nvupdt32.dll - NVIDIA Update Components,
  • nvupdt64.dll
  • nvupdtr32.dll - NVIDIA UK English language resource library
  • nvupdtr64.dll
  • nvwdmcpl.dll - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 136.49
  • nvwimg.dll - NVIDIA nView Image Library, Version 136.49
  • NVWMIExt.dll - NVWMI Install Helper
  • nvWmiShim.dll - NVWMI API Shim DLL (API Shim DLL for NVIDIA WMI Provider)
  • Keystone.exe
  • nView64.dll
  • nvsetup.exe
  • NvStereoUtilityOGL.exe - NVIDIA OpenGL Stereo Sample (OpenGL Stereo Sample)
  • nvwimg64.dll
  • nvWmi.exe - NVIDIA WMI Provider (NVIDIA WMI Provider Core)
  • nvWmi64.exe
  • NVWRSAR.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager
  • NVWRSCS.dll
  • NVWRSDA.dll
  • NVWRSDE.dll
  • NVWRSEL.dll
  • NVWRSENG.dll
  • NVWRSENU.dll
  • NVWRSES.dll
  • NVWRSESM.dll

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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 305.93, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 10 37.89%
Windows XP 1.75%
Windows Vista 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8 28.72%
Windows 7 Professional 12.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.51%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.96%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.40%
  United Kingdom 11.68%
  Canada 5.69%
  Australia 5.39%
  Italy 2.69%
  Thailand 1.80%
  France 1.80%
  Hong Kong 1.50%
  Belgium 1.20%
  New Zealand 1.20%
  Philippines 1.20%
  Spain 1.20%
  Turkey 1.20%
  Germany 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 68.39%
Lenovo 15.03%
Dell 11.92%
Acer 2.59%
Compaq 1.04%
ASUS 1.04%
Common models
LENOVO 3109 4.66%
ASUSTeK ET2220I 4.15%
HP-Pavilion AW020AV-ABA e... 2.59%
LENOVO 10086 2.59%
LENOVO 2562 2.59%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b010ea 2.07%


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


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