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NVIDIA Update 1.7.12

What is NVIDIA 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 Update 1.7.12 is a program developed by NVIDIA. The main program executable is UpdateExt.dll. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1023.2 KB (1,047,756 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of NVIDIA Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-update.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Update.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Update
Estimated size: 1023.2 KB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Update 1.7.12

Program module:UpdateExt.dll
Name:NVIDIA Install Application
NVIDIA Update Install Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Update.0\UpdateExt.dll
  • UpdateExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (NVIDIA Update Install Helper)

How do I remove NVIDIA Update?

You can uninstall NVIDIA 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 Update 1.7.12, 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 Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.99%
Windows Vista 11.16%
Windows 10 4.85%
Windows XP 0.95%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.49%
Windows 7 Professional 7.91%
Windows 10 Home 3.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.12%
  Germany 7.63%
  Canada 4.66%
  United Kingdom 3.73%
  Australia 3.20%
  Netherlands 2.96%
  Iran 2.66%
  Belgium 2.20%
  France 1.96%
  Taiwan 1.76%
  India 1.67%
  DK 1.03%
  Thailand 0.97%
  Austria 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.35%
ASUS 25.58%
Acer 12.61%
Lenovo 11.24%
Dell 5.72%
MSI 3.78%
Alienware 3.62%
Medion 1.10%
Apple 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.56%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 6.03%
ASUSTeK G75VW 5.06%
ASUSTeK K55VM 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.49%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 4.29%


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


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