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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 285.62

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 nvdispco64.dll. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 91.89 MB (96,348,679 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.3
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.1\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 91.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 285.62

Program module:nvdispco64.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Display Driver Coinstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.3\nvdispco64.dll
Additional files:
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvgenco64.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • NvStereoUtilityOGL.exe - NVIDIA OpenGL Stereo Sample (OpenGL Stereo Sample)
  • nvapi.dll - NVIDIA Windows drivers (NVIDIA NVAPI Library, Version 285.62)
  • nvcompiler.dll - NVIDIA Compiler (NVIDIA Compiler, Version 285.62)
  • nvcuda.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.1 driver (NVIDIA CUDA Driver, Version 285.62)
  • nvcuvenc.dll - NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder (NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder, Version 285.62)
  • Nvcuvid.dll - NVIDIA CUDA Video Decode API (NVIDIA CUDA Video Decode API, Version 285.62)
  • nvd3d9wrap.dll - NVIDIA D3D shim drivers (NVIDIA d3d9wrap dll, Version 285.62)
  • nvd3dum.dll - NVIDIA Windows WDDM D3D driver (NVIDIA WDDM D3D Driver, Version 285.62)
  • nvdecodemft.dll - NVIDIA Video Decoder MFT (NVIDIA Video Decoder MFT, Version 285.62)
  • nvdet.dll
  • nvdxgiwrap.dll - NVIDIA dxgiwrap dll, Version 285.62
  • nvgenco32.dll
  • nvinit.dll - NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 285.62
  • nvoglv32.dll - NVIDIA Compatible OpenGL ICD
  • nvoptimusmft.dll - NVIDIA Optimus Playback MFT (NVIDIA Optimus Playback MFT, Version 285.62)
  • nvumdshim.dll - NVIDIA D3D Shim Driver, Version 285.62
  • nvwgf2um.dll - NVIDIA D3D10 drivers (NVIDIA D3D10 Driver, Version 285.62)
  • OpenCL.dll (by Khronos Group) - Khronos OpenCL ICD (OpenCL Client DLL)

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 285.62, 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 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.71%
Windows Vista 8.59%
Windows XP 3.78%
Windows 10 2.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 46.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.62%
Windows 7 Professional 13.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.96%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.84%
  Iran 13.62%
  India 5.67%
  United Kingdom 3.69%
  Canada 3.12%
  Australia 2.84%
  Egypt 2.13%
  Indonesia 1.84%
  Romania 1.70%
  Thailand 1.42%
  Croatia 1.42%
  Vietnam 1.28%
  South Africa 1.28%
  MK 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.39%
Acer 20.94%
Hewlett-Packard 19.63%
ASUS 8.90%
Intel 4.97%
Alienware 2.62%
Lenovo 1.05%
MSI 1.05%
Toshiba 1.05%
Sony 0.79%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 8.08%
Dell XPS M1530 2.02%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 2.02%
Gigabyte H61M-S2P-B3 2.02%
Dell Latitude E6420 1.52%


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


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