NI-Switch and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

Overview

This page shows supported versions of the NI-Switch 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).

Contents

NI-Switch and Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System Compatibility Table

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

Note: Some NI Switches use the NI-DAQmx driver. If you intend to use the NI-DAQmx driver with your switch please see the NI-DAQmx and Windows Compatibility documentation and the NI-DAQmx readme for switches support. 

In the Downloads section at the bottom of this page, you can download a copy of this table, which may include older software versions.

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Switch to compatible editions of Windows Desktop operating systems
NI‑Switch Microsoft Windows - Desktop Versions
10 8.1 8 7 Vista XP
20.0      
19.5      
19.1      
19.0      
18.5      
18.0      
17.5      
17.0      
16.0      
15.1  

For Service Pack (SP) requirements, refer to the following:

  • Windows XP: SP3 or greater
  • Windows 7: SP1 or greater

Compatible

NI-Switch and Microsoft Windows Server Operating System Compatibility Table

Use this table to compare versions of NI-Switch to compatible editions of Windows Server operating systems
NI‑Switch Microsoft Windows - Server Editions
2012 R21 2008 R2² 2003 R2²
20.0  
19.5  
19.1  
19.0  
18.5  
18.0  
17.5  
17.0  
16.0  
15.1  

In the Downloads section at the bottom of this page, you can download a copy of this table, which may include older software versions.

[1]  32-bit only
[2] 64-bit only

For Service Pack (SP) requirements, refer to the following:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2: SP1 or greater

Compatible