NVCleanstall is a utility program designed to help users cleanly install and remove NVIDIA graphics drivers on their Windows systems.

The program allows users to easily remove all traces of previously installed drivers, including any leftover files and registry entries, and perform a “clean” installation of new drivers.

This can be useful for users who are experiencing issues with their graphics drivers, or who simply want to start fresh with a clean installation.

One of the key features of NVCleanstall is its ability to automatically detect and remove any remnants of old drivers that may still be present on the system.

This includes files and registry entries that are not removed during the standard uninstall process, which can sometimes cause conflicts and issues when installing new drivers.

By using NVCleanstall to perform a clean install, users can avoid these potential problems and ensure that their graphics drivers are properly installed and functioning correctly.

NVCleanstall also offers a number of other useful features. The program allows users to customize their driver installation process by selecting specific components to install or exclude.

Nvcleaninstall Guide

What is NVCleanstall?

NVCleanstall is a software utility that enables the user to cleanly reinstall the NVIDIA drivers on their system.

This is useful if you are having issues with your current drivers, or if you want to install a fresh copy of the drivers with best performance.

Why use NVcleanstall?

NvCleanstall removes unnecessary bloat from NVIDIA’s GeForce Driver, and adds advanced tweaks for improved Input-lag.

Using optimized GPU drivers will not only limit the amount of telemetry sent back to Nvidia but will also remove the need to log in using an Nvidia account.

What is Multiplane Overlay (MPO?)

Multiplane overlay (MPO) is a technique for creating realistic depth effects in 2D animation. It involves layering multiple transparent planes with different parts of the scene on them and moving them at different speeds relative to the camera.

This creates a parallax effect that simulates the perception of 3D space. MPO was first used by Walt Disney Studios in the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and has since been used in many other animated films and video games.

What is Message Signaled Interrupts?

Message signaled interrupts (MSI) are a way of signaling an interrupt without using a dedicated pin. Instead, devices that use MSI write a value to a specific memory address to trigger an interrupt.

This method has some advantages over pin-based interrupts, such as reducing the number of pins, increasing the number of possible interrupts, and avoiding race conditions with memory writes. MSI is supported by PCI bus since version 2.2 and by PCI Express bus.

What is NVIDIA HD Audio Device Sleep Timer?

Nvidia HD Audio Device is a driver that allows your computer to communicate with the audio hardware on your Nvidia graphics card. It can also enable features such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for immersive sound.

The sleep timer is a setting that lets you specify how long the audio device should remain active before going into power-saving mode. You can adjust the sleep timer in the Nvidia Control Panel under Manage 3D Settings > Power Management Mode.

What is HDCP?

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. It is a form of digital copy protection that prevents unauthorized copying of audio and video content.

HDCP is used by devices such as Blu-ray players, game consoles, streaming services and HDMI cables to ensure that only authorized devices can receive and display the content.

What is NVENC Video Encoding Session Limit?

NVENC video encoding session limit is the maximum number of concurrent video encoding sessions that can be performed by the NVENC hardware encoder on a NVIDIA graphics card.

The session limit depends on the model and generation of the graphics card, and it can range from 2 to 32 sessions per card. If the session limit is reached, any additional encoding requests will fail with an error code.

How to use NVCleanstall

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Check out our NVIDIA Drivers ultimate guide for more information on how to utilize this tool and get a more responsive gaming PC.

NVCleaninstall should be used after you have completely removed your old NVIDIA drivers using Display Driver Uninstaller for the best effect.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Download NVCleaninstall


Launch NVCleanstall


Launch NVCleanstall and wait for the application to find the latest driver from NVIDIA.
Click Next to proceed to the next step
(Using optimized GPU drivers will not only limit the amount of telemetry sent back to NVIDIA but will also remove the need to create an account for future updates.)

Driver components

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Select only the essential components to install with the package.
Click Next, the application will now prepare the driver installation without unnecessary bloatware.
(Our recommendation is to select only the Display Driver unless you rely on ShadowPlay to record your gameplay.)

Installation tweaks

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Check all the boxes except “Add Hardware Support” (which is only for older laptops etc with limited driver support).
Click Next.
(“Disable NVIDIA HD Audio device sleep timer” will throw an error during installation due to the HDMI Audio driver not being installed – You can simply ignore this.)

Finish installation

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Wait for the installation to create a customized driver package based on your configuration. Once unpacked the NVIDIA drivers will install automatically.

Wait for the installation to finish


Keep this window open until the installer has finished.

Restart the PC

Wait for the PC to restart and once you are back in windows you are ready to configure the NVIDIA Control Panel to further improve the gaming performance.


Overall, NVCleanstall is a simple and effective utility that can help users maintain their graphics drivers and ensure that they are working correctly.

Whether you’re experiencing issues with your graphics drivers or simply want to start fresh with a clean install, this can be a valuable tool in your arsenal.

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