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Product Line: PXI/CompactPCI

Version: 1.0

Release date: 01-01-2009

Software type: Driver

Operating system: Windows XP


PXI-8101 XP Peripheral Drivers 1.0 is a zip file containing all peripheral drivers needed to install Windows XP from scratch. All drivers have been tested and verified to work with your Embedded Controller.

Updating Drivers:
National Instrument (NI) controllers come with the operating system and latest drivers pre-installed. NI will occasionally update those drivers as needed with newer drivers as they become available. NI strives to have the latest validated drivers available here for download.

Recovery Options: To restore the controller to its original shipping state, NI provides multiple options. The options are listed here in order of convenience.

Option 1: NI controllers come with Acronis Recovery Manager pre-installed with the shipping configuration saved to a protected partition. To recover a controller to its original shipping state simply press F4 while the system is booting and follow the prompts on the screen. Note that this will erase all contents of your hard drive and reinstall the fresh image onto your controller. Acronis can also be used to make a backup image of your system or to restore your system from a saved backup image.

Option 2: Use the Recovery DVD included with the controller. This option requires that the user retain the Recovery DVD and has a USB DVD drive available. This also will erase your hard drive and install the fresh image onto your controller.

Option 3: Install the desired version of Windows using an installer obtained from Microsoft and download the files from this page to obtain all of the necessary peripheral drivers needed.

Installation Instructions

You may need the hard drive driver in order to install Windows XP. For further information see the readme.txt file under the HDD (hard drive) subfolder.


  1. After downloading the zip file, extract the file to your desktop or other known location.
  2. Transfer the files, if needed, to the PXI-8101 controller.
  3. Run the executable (.exe) file in each subfolder to run each installer.
  4. For more information see the readme.txt file.

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