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NVidia Display Driver

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496.13 | Updated: 13 Oct 2021



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NVidia Display Driver 496.13

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

This package requires NVidia hardware, and cannot pass the validator


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install NVidia Display Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade NVidia Display Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall NVidia Display Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade nvidia-display-driver -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade nvidia-display-driver -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure nvidia-display-driver installed
    name: nvidia-display-driver
    state: present
    version: 496.13
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'nvidia-display-driver' do
  action    :install
  version  '496.13'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: nvidia-display-driver,
    Version: 496.13,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller nvidia-display-driver
   Name     = 'nvidia-display-driver'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '496.13'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'nvidia-display-driver':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '496.13',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install nvidia-display-driver version="496.13" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 13 Oct 2021.


This package strips all components out of the upstream NVidia driver package except the following:

  • Display.Driver
  • Display.Optimus
  • PhysX
  • HDAudio
  • USB-C driver

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set to enable optional display components:

  • /DCH - Install the DCH version of the driver.
  • /NV3DVision - Install 3DVision driver. Note: official support has been dropped.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of --params.
For example: --params "'/DCH /NV3DVision'".

For DCH, please use the package parameter /dch
choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades
cinst nvidia-display-driver --package-parameters="'/dch'"

If you need support for non display related components (Shield, Geforce Experience, ...), install the unaltered geforce-game-ready-driver instead.

$instDir    = "${ENV:TEMP}\nvidiainstall" # Folder to move desired components into
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'nvidia-display-driver'
  destination    = "${ENV:TEMP}\nvidiadriver" # Folder to extract drivers
  url64          = ''
  checksum64     = '95d8dc470e8f1352b4dbc3b38aefeb5cbbba024826a0541a9f88501b642d81d3'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '-s -noreboot'
  validExitCodes = @(0,1)
  softwareName   = 'NVIDIA Graphics Driver*'

If ( [System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version.Major -ne '10' ) {
  $packageArgs['url64']      = ''
  $packageArgs['checksum64'] = 'a4b182d13d3de60c5ed4bbd59122345c9bde159f95b3e92c2954ea4e83c13740'

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
If ($pp['dch'] -eq 'true') {
  $packageArgsDCHURL      = ''
  $packageArgsDCHChecksum = '9ac5cde73ec182ba3a1cf4ac27c944c422a98e23311dba8e99c8e8fe7f3d6a1a'
  $packageArgs['url64']      = $packageArgsDCHURL
  $packageArgs['checksum64'] = $packageArgsDCHChecksum

If ( -not (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -compare 64) ) {
  Write-Warning "NVIDIA has ended support for 32bit operating systems."
  Write-Warning "32 bit users should specify version 391.35."
  Write-Warning "Security patches for 32bit may be available on"
  Write-Error "32 bit no longer supported."

# Remove any previous tempfiles
Remove-Item "$instDir" -Recurse -Force -ea 0
New-Item -Path "$instDir" -ItemType Directory
New-Item -Path "$instDir\GFExperience" -ItemType Directory

# Download driver package as a zip
$packageArgs['file'] = "${ENV:TEMP}\"
Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

# Unzip driver package
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

# Move everything we want to a new folder
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\Display.Driver"        ) -Destination "$instDir"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\Display.Optimus"       ) -Destination "$instDir"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\NVI2"                  ) -Destination "$instDir"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\PhysX"                 ) -Destination "$instDir"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\EULA.txt"              ) -Destination "$instDir"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\ListDevices.txt"       ) -Destination "$instDir"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\setup.cfg"             ) -Destination "$instDir"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\setup.exe"             ) -Destination "$instDir"
# Must include these legal files to satisfy the installer. GFE will not be installed.
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\GFExperience\PrivacyPolicy"      ) -Destination "$instDir\GFExperience"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\GFExperience\EULA.html"          ) -Destination "$instDir\GFExperience"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\GFExperience\FunctionalConsent_*") -Destination "$instDir\GFExperience"
# I've changed my mind about not including the audio and USB-C driver by default.
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\HDAudio") -Destination "$instDir"
Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\PPC"    ) -Destination "$instDir" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
if ( $pp.NV3DVision ) {
  Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\NV3DVision"          ) -Destination "$instDir"
  Move-Item ($packageArgs['destination'] + "\NV3DVisionUSB.Driver") -Destination "$instDir"

# Remove unused files
Remove-Item ($packageArgs['destination']) -Recurse -Force

# Finally, install
$packageArgs['file'    ] = "$instDir\setup.exe"
$packageArgs['fileType'] = 'EXE'
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Write-Host "Nvidia website is funneling users towards the DCH download of their drivers. DCH is a new driver format, Win10+Win11 users should consider using the chocolatey package parameter to install the DCH version. See this package's page on chocolatey for details."
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'nvidia-display-driver'
  softwareName  = 'NVIDIA Graphics Driver*'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

$packageArgs['file']       = (Get-UninstallRegistryKey $packageArgs['softwareName']).UninstallString -replace "\s.*$"
$packageArgs['silentArgs'] = (Get-UninstallRegistryKey $packageArgs['softwareName']).UninstallString -replace "^.*?\s" -replace "$"," -silent"

If ( -not $env:ChocolateyForce) {
  Write-Warning 'Uninstalling this package will forcibly reboot your PC.'
  Write-Warning 'If you wish to proceed, please specify the --force parameter.'
  Write-Error 'Uninstall not called with --force. Aborting.'

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
NVidia Display Driver 472.12 28430 Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Approved
NVidia Display Driver 471.96.0.20210919 3705 Sunday, September 19, 2021 Approved
NVidia Display Driver 471.96 25568 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Approved
NVidia Display Driver 471.68 32856 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Approved
NVidia Display Driver 471.41 98280 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Approved
NVidia Display Driver 471.11 298123 Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Approved
NVidia Display Driver 466.77 156952 Friday, June 11, 2021 Approved
NVidia Display Driver 466.63 85765 Friday, June 4, 2021 Approved
NVidia Display Driver 466.47 166223 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Approved
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