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Should I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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United States Rank #6,960
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.96 days
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Average installed length: 154.42 days


301.42 100.00%

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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 301.42

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 software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 127.33 MB (133,511,713 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 127.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 301.42

  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • NvStereoUtilityOGL.exe - NVIDIA OpenGL Stereo Sample (OpenGL Stereo Sample)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvgenco64.dll
  • nvcplsetupeng.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • NVCPLSetupInt.exe

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 301.42, 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) 56%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.99%
Windows XP 18.15%
Windows Vista 8.37%
Windows 10 1.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.53%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.45%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.46%
  Iran 8.00%
  United Kingdom 4.99%
  Australia 3.09%
  Canada 2.93%
  Philippines 2.45%
  India 2.06%
  Thailand 1.66%
  Romania 1.66%
  Indonesia 1.58%
  Israel 1.58%
  MK 1.43%
  Egypt 1.35%
  Singapore 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.46%
Hewlett-Packard 14.98%
ASUS 13.64%
Acer 13.48%
Intel 4.49%
Alienware 4.49%
Toshiba 4.49%
Lenovo 2.66%
Sony 1.33%
American Megatrends 0.67%
Samsung 0.67%
Common models
Alienware Alienware X51 4.42%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 4.42%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.79%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.21%
ECS GeForce6100PM-M2 1.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.89%


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


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