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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 276.00

What is NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

The NVIDIA Graphics Driver is the software driver for the 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. Geforce Desktop PC graphics cards, Geforce notebook PC graphics cards and Quadro Professional graphics cards each uses a different unique driver. There are multiple ways to determine the NVIDIA display driver version that is installed on your PC. The easiest method is by inspecting the System Information through the NVIDIA Control Panel.


The main program executable is DisplayDriverExt.dll. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 79.44 MB (83,301,660 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
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: 79.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 276.00

Program module:DisplayDriverExt.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Graphics Driver Install Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0\DisplayDriverExt.dll
Additional files:
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvgenco64.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 276.00, 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.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.35%
Windows 10 4.84%
Windows Vista 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.94%
Windows 7 Professional 30.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.32%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.45%
Windows 10 Home 1.61%
Windows 10 Pro 1.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.64%
  Australia 4.82%
  Canada 4.82%
  Iran 3.01%
  Germany 1.81%
  United Kingdom 1.81%
  Austria 1.20%
  Belgium 1.20%
  DK 1.20%
  Egypt 1.20%
  Finland 1.20%
  India 1.20%
  Italy 1.20%
  Sweden 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 93.44%
Dell 3.28%
Acer 2.46%
ASUS 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 26.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 24.59%
HP EliteBook 8560w 14.75%
HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook ... 9.02%
HP EliteBook 8760w 6.56%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.92%


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


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