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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 296.39

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 nvgenco64.dll. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 73.79 MB (77,377,285 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
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: 73.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 296.39

Program module:nvgenco64.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Generic Coinstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0\nvgenco64.dll
Additional files:
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • NvStereoUtilityOGL.exe - NVIDIA OpenGL Stereo Sample (OpenGL Stereo Sample)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • NVCPLSetupInt.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Graphics Driver 296.39, 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 Graphics Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.00%
Windows XP 16.00%
Windows 10 5.00%
Windows Server 2003 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 43.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.00%
Windows 7 Professional 9.00%
Windows 10 Home 2.00%
Windows 8 Underground 201... 1.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.13%
  Iran 9.01%
  Egypt 7.21%
  Romania 4.50%
  United Kingdom 4.50%
  South Africa 3.60%
  Thailand 3.60%
  India 3.60%
  Canada 3.60%
  Malaysia 3.60%
  MK 1.80%
  Australia 1.80%
  MM 1.80%
  DZ 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Alienware 31.58%
Acer 30.26%
Dell 7.89%
ASUS 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard 3.95%
Intel 2.63%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Medion 1.32%
Lenovo 1.32%
Common models
Alienware M17xR4 37.04%
Alienware M18xR2 5.56%
Gigabyte EP31-DS3L 3.70%
Alienware M14xR2 3.70%
MSI MS-7786 3.70%
MSI MS-7758 3.70%


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


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