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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,475
United States Rank #6,748
Reach 0.0561%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.17 days
506.56 days >
Average installed length: 266.16 days


3.00 73.60%
1.00.0000 26.40%

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NVIDIA System Update

What is NVIDIA System Update?

NVIDIA Update provides notifications for GeForce and ION GPUs for both desktop and notebook PCs.

About  (from NVIDIA)

NVIDIA Update keeps your PC up-to-date with the latest NVIDIA drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to the driver on www.nvidia.com. Starting with R275 drivers, NVIDIA Update also provides automatic updates for game and program profiles, including SLI profiles. Once installed on your...  Read more


NVIDIA System Update is a program developed by NVIDIA. The most used version is 3.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The programs's main executable is UpdateCenterService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.37 MB of memory. The software installer includes 69 files and is usually about 2.32 MB (2,434,660 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 50% of users of NVIDIA System Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\System Update\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{65A92AAA-3D05-4C94-9F70-731C05E60C16}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA System Update

Program executable:UpdateCenterService.exe
Name:NVIDIA nTune
NVIDIA Update Center Service
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\System Update\UpdateCenterService.exe
NVIDIA Update Center Service is part of NVIDIA System Tools (nTune), a collection of utilities for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting system components, including temperature and voltages with user-friendly control panels within Windows,...
Additional files:
  • InstDrv.exe - Install Driver (Install driver)
  • SysTray.exe - NVIDIA System Update (NVIDIA System Update SysTray)
  • UpdateCenter.dll - NVIDIA Update Center
  • UpdateCenterAR.dll
  • UpdateCenterCS.dll
  • UpdateCenterDA.dll
  • UpdateCenterDE.dll
  • UpdateCenterEL.dll
  • UpdateCenterENG.dll
  • UpdateCenterENU.dll
  • UpdateCenterES.dll
  • UpdateCenterESM.dll
  • UpdateCenterFI.dll
  • SysTrayAR.dll - NVIDIA nTune (NVIDIA nTune Library)
  • SysTrayCS.dll
  • SysTrayDA.dll
  • SysTrayDE.dll
  • SysTrayEL.dll
  • SysTrayENG.dll
  • SysTrayENU.dll
  • SysTrayES.dll
  • SysTrayESM.dll
  • SysTrayFI.dll
  • SysTrayFR.dll
  • SysTrayHE.dll
  • SysTrayHU.dll
  • SysTrayIT.dll
  • SysTrayJA.dll
  • SysTrayKO.dll
  • SysTrayNL.dll
  • SysTrayNO.dll
  • SysTrayPL.dll
  • SysTrayPT.dll
  • SysTrayPTB.dll
  • SysTrayRU.dll
  • SysTraySK.dll
  • SysTraySL.dll
  • SysTraySV.dll
  • SysTrayTH.dll
  • SysTrayTR.dll
  • SysTrayZHC.dll
  • SysTrayZHT.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • UpdateCenterService.exe runs as a service named 'Update Center Service' (UpdateCenterService) "Update Center Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000113110%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000956%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000175%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,069
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:32 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove NVIDIA System Update?

You can uninstall NVIDIA System Update 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 System Update, 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 System Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.36%
Windows 10 17.99%
Windows XP 7.32%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.94%
Windows 7 Professional 13.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.53%
Windows 10 Home 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.07%
  Germany 9.03%
  France 5.80%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Canada 2.64%
  Italy 2.50%
  Australia 2.13%
  Brazil 2.06%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  Spain 1.25%
  Japan 1.10%
  Sweden 0.88%
  Greece 0.88%
  Russia 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.04%
Acer 16.03%
Hewlett-Packard 13.71%
ASUS 11.60%
Alienware 4.43%
Intel 3.80%
Lenovo 1.90%
MSI 1.90%
Gateway 1.90%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Samsung 1.27%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.84%
Dell XPS 630i 4.15%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF78 3.11%
NVIDIA 122-CK-NF68 2.77%
Alienware Alienware 2.08%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.08%


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


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