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8% remove it92% keep it
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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 3.24 MB (3,399,497 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
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: 3.24 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
  • nvhdap32.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) 83%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.39%
Windows 10 6.26%
Windows XP 3.20%
Windows Vista 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.15%
Windows 10 Home 4.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.22%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.99%
  Iran 9.60%
  Germany 5.74%
  France 5.48%
  United Kingdom 4.87%
  Australia 4.00%
  Canada 3.22%
  India 3.00%
  Netherlands 3.00%
  Italy 2.00%
  Israel 1.48%
  Saudi Arabia 1.39%
  Thailand 1.26%
  United Arab Emirates 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 29.67%
Dell 27.10%
Sony 12.69%
Samsung 10.29%
Acer 7.26%
Hewlett-Packard 5.09%
Intel 1.77%
MSI 0.91%
Medion 0.63%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 23.91%
ASUSTeK N55SF 10.07%
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 9.60%
ASUSTeK K93SV 8.94%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 5.76%
Dell Dell System XPS 15... 4.11%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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