This file contains important information about DAQExpress, including system requirements and known issues.
Use DAQExpress to automate benchtop measurements using NI data acquisition hardware. Take measurements quickly with interactive panels to acquire and visualize data sets. When you need more customization, you can create your own applications using the graphical programming environment.
DAQExpress has the following system requirements:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 requires Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the Community on the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in DAQExpress.
Search for items using the search bar in the upper right corner of the DAQExpress window.
View context help in DAQExpress by pressing <Ctrl-H> and hovering over an object. Refer to the DAQExpress Help, accessible from Help»Online Help, for more information about DAQExpress.
To learn the theory behind the code, use interactive lessons on the Learning tab that contain example code within the environment.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as DAQExpress. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
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