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Should I remove NVIDIA HD Audio Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #16,080
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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NVIDIA HD Audio Driver

What is NVIDIA HD Audio 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 7 files and is usually about 3.06 MB (3,212,473 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

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: 3.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA HD Audio Driver

  • 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
  • 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) 72%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.60%
Windows XP 7.59%
Windows 10 3.40%
Windows Vista 3.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.62%
Windows 10 Home 2.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.20%
  Germany 13.00%
  France 11.43%
  United Kingdom 4.93%
  Australia 4.04%
  Iran 4.04%
  Israel 2.91%
  Canada 2.91%
  Austria 1.79%
  Philippines 1.79%
  Belgium 1.35%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Switzerland 0.90%
  Finland 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 41.39%
Medion 18.68%
Dell 10.99%
Hewlett-Packard 8.06%
Acer 6.96%
ASUS 1.47%
Intel 0.73%
NEC 0.73%
Samsung 0.73%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7707 20.35%
HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook ... 3.10%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L775-13... 3.10%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L775-18... 3.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite L770 2.21%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L775-11... 2.21%


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


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