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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #4,899
Reach 0.1042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.87 days
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Average installed length: 199.55 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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NVIDIA HD Audio Driver

What is NVIDIA HD Audio Driver?

The NVIDIA HD Audio Driver is the software driver for HD Audio devices. 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 main program executable is nvhdap64.dll. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 3.34 MB (3,501,284 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\HDAudio.Driver.0
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage HDAudio.Driver
Estimated size: 3.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA HD Audio Driver

Program module:nvhdap64.dll
Name:NVIDIA HDMI Audio Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\HDAudio.Driver.0\nvhdap64.dll
Additional files:
  • HDAudioExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (HD Audio Driver Install Helper)
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvgenco64.dll
  • nvapo32v.dll - NVIDIA HDMI Audio Driver
  • nvapo64v.dll
  • nvhda32.sys
  • nvhda32v.sys
  • nvhda64.sys
  • nvhda64v.sys
  • nvhdap32.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) 82%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.42%
Windows 10 4.87%
Windows XP 4.82%
Windows Vista 1.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.34%
Windows 7 Professional 23.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.04%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.21%
Windows 10 Home 1.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.24%
  Iran 4.60%
  United Kingdom 4.16%
  Germany 3.88%
  Canada 3.24%
  Australia 2.48%
  France 2.40%
  Philippines 2.16%
  Italy 1.80%
  Saudi Arabia 1.64%
  Indonesia 1.56%
  Thailand 1.44%
  India 1.44%
  Taiwan 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 22.20%
Dell 22.07%
Hewlett-Packard 14.69%
ASUS 12.52%
Lenovo 8.37%
Acer 5.14%
Medion 2.64%
Sony 2.11%
Intel 1.32%
MSI 1.05%
Alienware 0.53%
Common models
ASUSTeK K43SJ 8.75%
Dell Latitude E6420 6.12%
Dell Latitude E6520 5.10%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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