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Should I remove NVIDIA HD Audio Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #600
United States Rank #489
Reach 1.1259%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.68 days
255.92 days >
Average installed length: 134.46 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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NVIDIA HD Audio Driver


NVIDIA HD Audio Driver is a software program developed by NVIDIA. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 4.08 MB (4,273,112 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 58% of users of NVIDIA HD Audio Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\HDAudio.Driver.{68CF097E-99D7-4111-AAF8-95E5A36127FB}
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{FAB2B9F6-D9D1-4B61-97B4-54B416151E86}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 4.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA HD Audio Driver

  • HDAudioExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (HD Audio Driver Install Helper)
  • nvhdagenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvhdagenco64.dll
  • nvapo32v.dll - NVIDIA HDMI Audio Driver
  • nvapo64v.dll
  • nvhdap32.dll
  • nvhdap64.dll
  • nvhda32.sys
  • nvhda32v.sys
  • nvhda64.sys
  • nvhda64v.sys

How do I remove NVIDIA HD Audio Driver?

You can uninstall NVIDIA HD Audio 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 HD Audio Driver, 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 HD Audio Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.43%
Windows 10 40.98%
Windows Vista 0.93%
Windows XP 0.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.30%
Windows 8.1 13.55%
Windows 7 Professional 12.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.70%
  United Kingdom 8.58%
  Canada 4.71%
  Australia 3.91%
  India 1.65%
  Romania 1.30%
  Germany 1.27%
  Netherlands 1.00%
  Philippines 0.88%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Indonesia 0.72%
  Finland 0.71%
  France 0.69%
  South Africa 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.61%
Hewlett-Packard 18.86%
ASUS 14.94%
Acer 10.74%
Alienware 6.02%
Lenovo 4.45%
Intel 3.32%
Toshiba 1.94%
Medion 1.70%
MSI 1.70%
Samsung 1.23%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.39%
Dell XPS 8700 4.28%
LENOVO 10181 2.71%
MSI MS-7821 2.45%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.31%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.26%


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


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