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Should I remove NVIDIA WMI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,572
United States Rank #20,834
Reach 0.0126%


2.12.0 100.00%

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NVIDIA WMI driver is a Windows service as well as decouple WMI provider that allows WMI clients to query and monitor such GPU parameters as GPU fan speed and GPU temperature.


The main program executable is nvWmi.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 3 MB (3,146,117 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.NVWMI.{4D83CCE5-3651-49AB-923A-9D39F4A8A662}
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{29A7BCA4-39BA-4FDA-8881-C99C1A5BFCF3}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA WMI 2.12.0

Program executable:nvWmi.exe
Name:NVIDIA WMI Provider
NVIDIA WMI Provider Core
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.NVWMI.{BA1EB4E3-5A7B-4199-B824-7411DD2D3B8C}\nvWmi.exe
Additional files:
  • NVWMIExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (NVWMI Install Helper)
  • nvWmi.exe - NVIDIA WMI Provider (NVIDIA WMI Provider Core)
  • nvWmiShim.dll - NVWMI API Shim DLL (API Shim DLL for NVIDIA WMI Provider)
  • nvWmi64.exe

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000615238%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002560%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003593%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:22,367
8,062,084 average
I/O writes/min:153 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove NVIDIA WMI?

You can uninstall NVIDIA WMI 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 WMI 2.12.0, 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 WMI.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.65%
Windows 10 18.55%
Windows XP 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 46.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.24%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro 5.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.32%
  Italy 5.95%
  France 5.58%
  Germany 4.46%
  Canada 3.72%
  Netherlands 3.72%
  Taiwan 3.35%
  United Kingdom 2.60%
  Belgium 2.23%
  India 2.23%
  Australia 1.86%
  South Africa 1.86%
  Spain 1.49%
  Japan 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.77%
Hewlett-Packard 32.08%
Acer 6.29%
Intel 5.03%
ASUS 4.40%
Lenovo 3.77%
Common models
HP Z400 Workstation 4.82%
HP EliteBook 8560w 4.82%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 4.22%
ASUS All Series 3.61%
Dell Precision M4600 3.61%
HP xw4600 Workstation 2.41%


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


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