NI-Serial and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

Publish Date: Jul 15, 2019 | 6 Ratings | 2.67 out of 5 | Print

Overview

This page shows supported versions of the NI-Serial hardware driver with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct version when upgrading or updating your operating system, or when migrating or porting code to a new system. Using incompatible versions may result in errors, the inability for Windows to recognize or detect and then find a driver for your device, or missing devices in Windows Device Manager or NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX).

Table of Contents

  1. NI-Serial and Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System Compatibility Table
  2. NI-Serial and Microsoft Windows Server Operating System Compatibility Table
  3. Additional Resources

1. NI-Serial and Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System Compatibility Table

You should consider the compatibility of the application with which you intend to utilize the Serial drivers, not just the operating system. See the Related Links section for more information, and the Serial readme for compatibility information related to specific devices.

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Serial to compatible editions of Windows Desktop operating systems
NI‑Serial
Version
Microsoft Windows - Desktop Versions
XP (64-bit) XP (32-bit) Vista 7 8 8.1 10
3.0              
3.1              
3.2              
3.3              
3.4              
3.5              
3.6              
3.7              
3.8              
3.9              
4.0              
4.1              
14.0              
15.0              
17.0              
17.5              


  Compatible Version


For information about older NI-Serial or Windows versions compatibility, see the Serial Windows Compatibility Table attachment in the Downloads section of this document.


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2. NI-Serial and Microsoft Windows Server Operating System Compatibility Table

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Serial to compatible editions of Windows Server operating systems
NI‑Serial Microsoft Windows - Server Editions
2003 R21 2008 R22 2012 R22
3.5      
3.6      
3.7      
3.8      
3.9      
4.0      
4.1      
14.0      
15.0      
17.0      
17.5      
1 32-bit only
2 64-bit only


  Compatible Version


For information about older NI-Serial or Windows versions compatibility, see the Serial Windows Compatibility Table attachment in the Downloads section of this document.


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3. Additional Resources

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