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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 266.58

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 DisplayDriverExt.dll. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 59.35 MB (62,232,059 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.1
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.1\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 59.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 266.58

Program module:DisplayDriverExt.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Graphics Driver Install Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.1\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
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • NvCplSetupInt.exe - NVIDIA Contro (Setup Launcher)
  • NvCPLSetupEng.exe
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvgenco64.dll
  • NvStereoUtilityOGL.exe - NVIDIA OpenGL Stereo Sample (OpenGL Stereo Sample)

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 266.58, 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) 42%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.86%
Windows XP 27.94%
Windows Vista 8.26%
Windows 10 1.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.61%
Windows 7 Professional 8.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.76%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.15%
  Iran 18.33%
  India 9.99%
  Canada 3.43%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Philippines 2.83%
  Indonesia 2.09%
  Australia 1.79%
  Thailand 1.19%
  IQ 1.19%
  Romania 1.19%
  Egypt 1.19%
  Saudi Arabia 1.04%
  MK 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.30%
Hewlett-Packard 19.94%
Acer 15.48%
Intel 7.14%
American Megatrends 4.17%
ASUS 3.87%
Toshiba 2.38%
Apple 1.49%
Compaq 0.60%
Lenovo 0.60%
Common models
Dell Latitude D830 3.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.84%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2P 2.84%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.84%
MSI MS-7680 2.37%
Gigabyte P41T-D3P 2.37%


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


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