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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 266.72

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 primary executable is named nvgenco64.dll. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 128.67 MB (134,922,291 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: 128.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 266.72

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)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • NvCplSetupInt.exe - NVIDIA Contro (Setup 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 266.72, 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) 94%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.89%
Windows 10 5.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 85.24%
Windows 7 Professional 6.14%
Windows 10 Home 4.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.66%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.06%
  United Kingdom 12.57%
  Brazil 8.98%
  Germany 5.25%
  Italy 4.83%
  Canada 4.01%
  Australia 2.35%
  Poland 2.35%
  France 2.07%
  Chile 1.52%
  Spain 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.10%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Singapore 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 85.62%
Sony 14.21%
Toshiba 0.17%
Common models
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 36.39%
Samsung RC530/RC730 21.04%
Samsung QX311/QX411/QX412... 11.69%
Samsung SF311/SF411/SF511 5.51%
Samsung QX310/QX410/QX510... 5.18%
Sony VPCF136FM 3.67%


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


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