NI-XNET and Microsoft Windows Compatibility


This page shows supported versions of the NI-XNET 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 Microsoft 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).

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NI-XNET and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

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 NI-XNET Driver and Microsoft Windows Compatibility
NI-XNET Version Windows Real-Time
Windows Server 2019 (64 bit) Windows Server 2016 (64 bit) Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) Windows 10 (32-64 bit) Windows 8.1 (32-64 bit) Windows 7 (32-64 bit) Linux RT VxWorks* Phar Lap*

* NI Software will drop support for Phar Lap ETS Real-Time Operating System starting in 2022. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2022, may not install or execute correctly on this operating system.

** NI-XNET no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit


Note: For more information, refer to the NI-XNET driver readme files available on the download page for each respective version of NI-XNET.



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