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NVIDIA Update 1.7.13

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 1.7.13 is a program developed by NVIDIA. The main program executable is ExternSHIMU.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1023.25 KB (1,047,805 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 30% of users of NVIDIA Update come from the United States, it is also popular in IQ and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

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: 1023.25 KB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Update 1.7.13

Program executable:ExternSHIMU.exe
Name:SHIM Application
nVidia SHIM utility
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\ExternSHIMU.exe
Additional files:
  • UpdateExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (NVIDIA Update Install Helper)
  • ExternSHIMU.exe - SHIM Application (nVidia SHIM utility)

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 1.7.13, 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) 83%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.19%
Windows 10 5.23%
Windows XP 0.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.86%
Windows 7 Professional 23.44%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.71%
Windows 10 Home 3.13%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.57%
  IQ 5.98%
  Iran 4.44%
  Germany 4.27%
  Indonesia 3.93%
  Taiwan 3.25%
  India 3.08%
  Italy 3.08%
  Netherlands 3.08%
  Australia 2.05%
  Canada 2.05%
  Egypt 2.05%
  United Kingdom 2.05%
  Belgium 1.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 40.77%
Lenovo 38.20%
Acer 11.37%
Dell 4.94%
Hewlett-Packard 2.58%
MSI 1.72%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55VD 24.14%
Acer Aspire E1-571G 6.25%
ASUSTeK N56VM 5.82%
LENOVO 20157 4.31%
LENOVO Lenovo G580 4.31%
ASUSTeK K46CM 4.09%


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


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