NI-DCPower 20.0 Known Issues


This document contains the NI-DCPower 20.0 known issues that were discovered before and since the release of NI-DCPower 20.0. Known issues are performance issues or technical bugs that NI has acknowledged exist within this version of the product.


Not every issue known to NI appears on this list; it is intended to show the most severe and common issues that you may encounter and provide workarounds when possible. Other technical issues that you may encounter could occur through normal product use or system compatibility issues. You may find more information on these issues in NI’s Product Documentation, Knowledgebase, or Community.

Bug Number

Legacy ID



847978 480527

Upgrading from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1 can result in lost configuration information

Upgrading the version of Windows on a system with NI-DCPower installed may result in the loss of device names, the loss of device configuration, and/or devices appearing disconnected. For more information on how to resolve this, visit and enter the Info Code 'excrxm'.


Reconfigure your devices in Measurement & Automation Explorer.

Reported Version:

NI-DCPower 14.0

Resolved Version:



Jul 1, 2014

668856 282622

SignalExpress 1.2 or earlier and the IVI Power Supply step

The IVI Power Supply step does not support NI-DCPower in Signal Express 1.2 or earlier.


Use the native NI-DCPower Express step to access NI-DCPower from within SignalExpress 1.2 or earlier. In SignalExpress 2.0 or later, you can use either the IVI Power Supply step or the NI-DCPower Express step.

Reported Version:

NI-DCPower 1.6

Resolved Version:



Jan 25, 2011

Final Time Issue Listed

Issues found in this section will not be listed in future known issues documents for this product.

There are currently no issues to list.

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Glossary of Terms


  • Bug ID - When an issue is reported to NI, you may be given this ID or find it on  You may also find IDs posted by NI on the discussion forums or in KnowledgeBase articles.
  • Legacy ID – An older issue ID that refers to the same issue.  You may instead find this issue ID in older known issues documents.
  • Description - A few sentences which describe the problem. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail.
  • Workaround - Possible ways to work around the problem.
  • Reported Version - The earliest version in which the issue was reported.
  • Resolved Version - Version in which the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable. "N/A" indicates that the issue has not been resolved.
  • Date Added - The date the issue was added to the document (not the reported date).