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11% remove it89% keep it
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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 311.00

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.


When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 179.05 MB (187,750,105 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.{4D8B9AA0-7E62-4A20-97B1-CB027E79EF1C}
Uninstaller: "C:\windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{5613D2AF-3131-419F-B547-B5054C5737F9}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 179.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 311.00

  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco64.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispgenco64.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • NvCplSetupInt.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • 3DVision_311.00.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision driver
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • d3dreg.exe
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • drst.exe - DRS Tool (DRS system Tool)
  • EasyDaemonAPIU32.dll - Easy daemon API
  • EasyDaemonAPIU64.dll
  • Keystone.exe - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 136.53
  • NV3DVisionExt.dll - 3D Vision Driver Install Helper
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 136.53
  • NvCplSetupEng.exe
  • nvdispco32.dll
  • nvdispgenco32.dll
  • NVI2.dll - NVIDIA Install Core
  • NVI2UI.dll - NVIDIA Install UI
  • nview.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.53
  • nView64.dll
  • NViewExt.dll - NView Install Helper
  • NvMUP.exe - NVMUP Application
  • NVMUPEventMsg.dll - NVMUPEventMsg Dynamic Link Library
  • nvNT4Cpl.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.53
  • NVPrxy32.dll - NVIDIA Install Proxy
  • NVPrxy64.dll
  • nvsetup.exe
  • nvShell.dll
  • nvTaskbar.exe
  • nvupdt32.dll - NVIDIA Update Components,
  • nvupdt64.dll
  • nvupdtr32.dll - NVIDIA UK English language resource library
  • nvupdtr64.dll
  • nvwdmcpl.dll
  • nvwimg.dll - NVIDIA nView Image Library, Version 136.53
  • nvwimg64.dll
  • nvWmi.exe - NVIDIA WMI Provider (NVIDIA WMI Provider Core)
  • nvWmi64.exe
  • NVWMIExt.dll - NVWMI Install Helper
  • nvWmiShim.dll - NVWMI API Shim DLL (API Shim DLL for NVIDIA WMI Provider)
  • NVWRSAR.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager
  • NVWRSCS.dll
  • NVWRSDA.dll
  • NVWRSDE.dll
  • NVWRSEL.dll
  • NVWRSENG.dll
  • NVWRSENU.dll
  • NVWRSES.dll
  • NVWRSESM.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nvShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name '00nView' with a class of {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}.

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 311.00, 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.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.76%
Windows 10 49.02%
Windows XP 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 27.36%
Windows 7 Professional 20.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.29%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.97%
Windows 8 Pro 5.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.21%
  Italy 3.99%
  Canada 3.78%
  United Kingdom 3.14%
  Indonesia 2.00%
  France 1.78%
  Netherlands 1.43%
  India 1.36%
  Brazil 1.28%
  Australia 1.21%
  Thailand 1.14%
  Germany 1.14%
  Iran 1.00%
  Chile 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.71%
Hewlett-Packard 23.03%
Dell 22.48%
Samsung 13.68%
Lenovo 12.89%
Acer 1.42%
Medion 0.79%
Common models
ASUSTeK K56CB 11.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.17%
ASUSTeK K46CB 5.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.67%
ASUSTeK S550CB 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 7720 3.83%


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


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