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4% remove it96% keep it
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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 306.81

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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 main program executable is DisplayDriverExt.dll. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 73.97 MB (77,566,927 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.8
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.8\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 73.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 306.81

Program module:DisplayDriverExt.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Graphics Driver Install Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.8\DisplayDriverExt.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
  • nvdispgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvcplsetupeng.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • NVCPLSetupInt.exe
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvdispgenco64.dll
  • nvgenco32.dll

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

Quickly and completely remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver 306.81 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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 306.81, 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.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 97.31%
Windows Server 2003 1.35%
Windows 7 1.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 98.61%
Windows 7 Professional 0.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.64%
  United Kingdom 6.94%
  Australia 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%
  Iran 3.13%
  MK 2.43%
  Indonesia 2.43%
  Romania 2.08%
  Croatia 2.08%
  Philippines 1.74%
  RS 1.39%
  India 1.39%
  Israel 1.39%
  Thailand 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.83%
Intel 16.22%
American Megatrends 14.41%
Hewlett-Packard 6.31%
Acer 2.70%
Sahara 2.70%
ASUS 1.80%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 2.80%
Dell Dell DXG051 2.80%
Dell Dell DM061 2.80%
Dell Dimension E521 2.80%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 1.87%


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


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