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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 280.26

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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 nvdispco64.dll. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 46.12 MB (48,357,090 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: 46.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 280.26

Program module:nvdispco64.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Display Driver Coinstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0\nvdispco64.dll
Additional files:
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • nvd3dum.dll - NVIDIA Windows WDDM D3D driver (NVIDIA WDDM D3D Driver, Version 280.26)
  • nvd3dumx.dll
  • nvcuvid.dll - NVIDIA CUDA Video Decode API (NVIDIA CUDA Video Decode API, Version 280.26)
  • nvcuvid32.dll
  • nvoglv32.dll - NVIDIA Compatible OpenGL ICD
  • nvoglv64.dll
  • nvoptimusmft.dll - NVIDIA Optimus Playback MFT (NVIDIA Optimus Playback MFT, Version 280.26)
  • nvoptimusmft32.dll
  • NvStereoUtilityOGL.exe - NVIDIA OpenGL Stereo Sample (OpenGL Stereo Sample)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvgenco64.dll
  • nvcuvenc.dll - NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder (NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder, Version 280.26)
  • nvcuvenc64.dll
  • nvcuda.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.0.1 driver (NVIDIA CUDA Driver, Version 280.26)
  • nvcuda32.dll
  • nvdecodemft.dll - NVIDIA Video Decoder MFT (NVIDIA Video Decoder MFT, Version 280.26)
  • nvdecodemft32.dll
  • nvd3d9wrap.dll - NVIDIA D3D shim drivers (NVIDIA d3d9wrap dll, Version 280.26)
  • nvd3d9wrapx.dll
  • nvdxgiwrap.dll - NVIDIA dxgiwrap dll, Version 280.26
  • nvdxgiwrapx.dll
  • nvinit.dll - NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 280.26
  • nvinitx.dll
  • nvumdshim.dll - NVIDIA D3D Shim Driver, Version 280.26
  • nvumdshimx.dll
  • nvapi.dll - NVIDIA Windows drivers (NVIDIA NVAPI Library, Version 280.26)
  • nvapi64.dll
  • nvwgf2um.dll - NVIDIA D3D10 drivers (NVIDIA D3D10 Driver, Version 280.26)
  • nvwgf2umx.dll
  • nvcompiler.dll - NVIDIA Compiler (NVIDIA Compiler, Version 280.26)
  • nvcompiler32.dll
  • OpenCL.dll (by Khronos Group) - Khronos OpenCL ICD (OpenCL Client DLL)

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

Quickly and completely remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver 280.26 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 280.26, 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 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.19%
Windows XP 17.37%
Windows Vista 5.34%
Windows 10 2.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.12%
Windows 7 Professional 11.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.23%
Windows 10 Home 1.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.89%
  Germany 11.79%
  Iran 8.47%
  Philippines 6.15%
  United Kingdom 4.82%
  Thailand 4.15%
  Australia 3.32%
  Canada 2.66%
  India 2.49%
  Indonesia 1.83%
  Romania 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Belgium 1.16%
  RS 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 26.55%
Dell 16.22%
Acer 11.21%
Hewlett-Packard 10.91%
ASUS 6.19%
Intel 5.60%
Alienware 2.06%
American Megatrends 2.06%
Samsung 0.88%
Toshiba 0.88%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 32.79%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 6.48%
ECS IC780M-A2 3.64%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.43%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 2.02%
MEDION H67H2-EM 2.02%


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


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