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1% remove it99% keep it
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NVIDIA HD Audio Driver

What is NVIDIA HD Audio Driver?

The NVIDIA HD Audio is the software driver for the audio card 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.


The primary executable is named nvgenco32.dll. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 3.42 MB (3,583,796 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\HDAudio.Driver.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage HDAudio.Driver
Estimated size: 3.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA HD Audio Driver

Program module:nvgenco32.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
Generic Coinstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\HDAudio.Driver.0\nvgenco32.dll
Additional files:
  • HDAudioExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (HD Audio Driver Install Helper)
  • nvgenco64.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvapo32v.dll - NVIDIA HDMI Audio Driver
  • nvapo64v.dll
  • nvhdap32.dll
  • nvhdap64.dll

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) 88%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.35%
Windows 10 5.13%
Windows XP 3.21%
Windows Vista 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.16%
Windows 7 Professional 17.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.22%
Windows 10 Home 2.89%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.88%
  Germany 7.29%
  France 4.94%
  Iran 3.29%
  United Kingdom 3.06%
  Sweden 1.65%
  Switzerland 1.41%
  Philippines 1.41%
  Australia 1.18%
  Canada 0.94%
  DK 0.94%
  India 0.94%
  Italy 0.94%
  Kuwait 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 68.77%
Acer 10.41%
Alienware 8.55%
Dell 5.58%
ASUS 1.49%
Compaq 0.74%
Gateway 0.37%
American Megatrends 0.37%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 18.92%
Alienware Alienware X51 8.49%
Acer Predator G3620 3.86%
Hewlett-Packard h9-1215t 3.86%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2240ef 3.47%
MSI MS-7732 2.70%


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


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