NI-Serial and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

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).

 

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.

 

In the Downloads section at the bottom of this page, you can download a copy of these tables that includes older software versions.

Contents

NI-Serial and Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System Compatibility Table

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Serial to compatible editions of Windows Desktop operating systems

NI‑Serial Version Microsoft Windows - Desktop Versions
10 8.1 8 7 Vista XP (32-bit)
20.0      
19.5      
19.0      
18.5      
17.5      
17.0      
15.0    
14.0    
4.1    
4.0    

Compatible version

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
2016² 2012 R22 2008 R22 2003 R21
20.0  
19.5    
19.0    
18.5    
17.5    
17.0    
15.0  
14.0  
4.1    
4.0    


1 32-bit only

2 64-bit only

Compatible version