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NVIDIA HD-Audiotreiber

What is NVIDIA HD-Audiotreiber?

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 nvapo32v.dll. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 3.47 MB (3,636,067 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\HDAudio.Driver.1
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage HDAudio.Driver
Estimated size: 3.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA HD-Audiotreiber

Program module:nvapo32v.dll
Name:NVIDIA HDMI Audio Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\HDAudio.Driver.1\nvapo32v.dll
Additional files:
  • HDAudioExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (HD Audio Driver Install Helper)
  • nvhdagenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvhdagenco64.dll
  • nvapo64v.dll - NVIDIA HDMI Audio Driver
  • nvhdap32.dll
  • nvhdap64.dll
  • nvhda32.sys
  • nvhda32v.sys
  • nvhda64.sys
  • nvhda64v.sys

How do I remove NVIDIA HD-Audiotreiber?

You can uninstall NVIDIA HD-Audiotreiber 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-Audiotreiber, 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-Audiotreiber.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.20%
Windows Vista 15.34%
Windows 10 10.74%
Windows XP 1.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.47%
Windows 7 Professional 13.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.61%
Windows 8 2.36%
Windows 8 Pro 2.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.16% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 85.16%
  Austria 6.58%
  Switzerland 3.36%
  United States 2.35%
  Netherlands 0.34%
  Italy 0.27%
  United Kingdom 0.27%
  Spain 0.23%
  Thailand 0.17%
  France 0.17%
  Luxembourg 0.17%
  Sweden 0.13%
  BA 0.10%
  Norway 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 27.62%
Acer 21.96%
Dell 12.56%
Hewlett-Packard 12.14%
ASUS 6.07%
Samsung 5.77%
Sony 2.56%
Lenovo 1.25%
Toshiba 0.95%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 6.20%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 5.33%
Medion P8610 4.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.53%
MEDION P6612 2.98%
MEDION P6618 2.35%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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