NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10


Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Use the resources below to learn how Windows 10 impacts engineers and scientists and understand best practices for developing engineering and scientific applications on Windows 10.


Considerations for Using NI Software with Windows 10

Accessing NI Software in Windows 10

Windows 10 reintroduces the Start menu, which changes how you access NI products. After installing NI software using NI Package Manager, you can find your applications listed under the alphabetized 'N' section of the All Apps menu. All secondary shortcuts are under the NI section of the menu.

Windows OS 32-bit and 64-bit

Windows 10 32-bit can run on either x86 or x64 hardware. Similar to Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 10 32-bit provides access only to 32-bit addresses. As a result, even though Windows 10 32-bit will run on x64 hardware, it is limited to using 4 gigabytes of RAM. Windows 10 32-bit cannot run 64-bit versions of drivers or software designed to run natively on 64-bit operating systems.

Windows 10 64-bit can be installed only on x64 hardware. This version of the operating system allows software to use 64-bit addresses to access hardware and can therefore access much larger memory spaces.  In order to run successfully on Windows 10 64-bit, all drivers must have native 64-bit support. However, most 32-bit software applications can run within a Windows 10 64-bit emulation layer.

For more detailed information on the difference between Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, see Using NI Products on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.

Silverlight Support 

Some NI components require Microsoft Silverlight to function properly. The default browser in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, does not support Silverlight. Google Chrome also no longer supports Silverlight. Windows 10 includes Internet Explorer 11 for backward compatibility, which supports Silverlight. All Silverlight pages launched from MAX will use Internet Explorer, but Silverlight-based pages launched manually using a default browser that does not support Silverlight, such as Edge or Chrome, will fail to open. For more information about using Silverlight-based pages on Windows 10, refer to KnowledgeBase Remote Front Panels, NI Network Browser, and the Web Interface (WIF) Do Not Work in Google Chrome Version 42 or Higher

Fast Startup Issues

NI strongly encourages its customers to disable fast startup as this may affect NI hardware detection after upgrading to Windows 10.

Repairing NI Software After Upgrading

Performing a repair on NI software after upgrading to Windows 10 can result in a loss of access to hardware associated with repaired drivers. To restore the NI device drivers to a working state, perform a repair on the affected device drivers.

Note: This was an issue originally discovered when upgrading from Windows 8.0 to 8.1 that also applies to Windows 10 upgrades.

Using the Windows 10 Compatibility Tables

  • Note: In the tables below, the column titled 'Windows 10 64-bit (Using 32-bit Software)' indicates the first version of 32-bit software that will run within the Windows on Windows (WOW64) emulation layer.
  • In the tables below, Not supported means the end user cannot use 32-bit NI software in their 64-bit software scenarios. Not applicable means the software bitness for that version of the operating system does not exist or is not a valid configuration. For example, MAX or LabWindows™/CVI™ development environments do not have 64-bit versions of the executable, but will work on 64-bit Windows 10. A 64-bit program will not work on a 32-bit operating system.

If there is any question about the compatibility of a piece of software, please refer to the Readme.

On May 1, 2021, NI software dropped support for Microsoft Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems. NI hardware and software released after May 1, 2021, will not install or execute correctly on those operating systems. For product specific information, visit the Readme.


The following table lists the first version of Software compatible with the listed versions of Windows 10 32-bit and Windows 10 64-bit. For more details on specific versions of software, please refer to the Readme for the version in question.

NI SoftwareWindows 10 32-bitWindows 10 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit
(Using 32-bit Software)(Using 64-bit Software)
GPIB-Serial Converter Software19Not applicable19
G Web Development SoftwareNot applicableNot applicable2021
LabVIEW 32-bit2015 SP12015 SP1Not applicable
LabVIEW 64-bitNot applicableNot applicable2015 SP1
LabVIEW Communications System Design SoftwareNot applicableNot applicable2
LabVIEW Communications System Design SuiteNot applicableNot applicable2.1
LabVIEW for LEGO® MINDSTORMS20162016Not applicable
LabVIEW NXGNot applicableNot applicable1
LabWindows/CVI Run-Time Engine201520152015
LabWindows™/CVI™20152015Not applicable
MeasurementLinkNot ApplicableNot applicable2023 Q1
mmWave OTA Validation Test SoftwareNot applicableNot applicable1
NI Analog Video GeneratorNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI Analog Waveform EditorNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI AudioMASTERNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI Calibration Executive3.6 - 5.03.66
NI DIAdem2015 SP12015 SP12015 SP1
NI Digital Video GeneratorNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI Digital Waveform Editor33Not applicable
NI FlexLoggerNot applicableNot applicable2018 R2
NI Functional Safety EditorNot supportedNot supported17-Sep
NI I/O Trace151515
NI InstrumentStudioNot applicableNot applicable2018
NI Lookout (Lookout FDS)Not supportedNot supportedNot applicable
NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)1515Not applicable
NI Measurement Studio201520152015
NI Multisim14. supported
NI Package Builder191919
NI Package Manager191917
NI Picture Quality Analysis (PQA)Not supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI Real-Time HypervisorNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI SignalExpressNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable
NI Switch Executive201720172017
NI SystemLink ClientNot applicableNot applicable17
NI SystemLink ServerNot applicableNot applicable17
NI TestStand2014 SP12014 SP12014 SP1
NI Ultiboard14. supported
NI Update Service2.32.317
NI VeriStand2015 - 2018 SP12015 - 2018 SP12019
NI Video Measurement Suite (VMS)Not supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI VirtualBench161616
NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection201520152015
NI Requirements Gateway20142014Not applicable


Add-Ons and Toolkits

The following NI Add-ons and Toolkits are compatible with the listed versions Windows 10 32-bit and Windows 10 64-bit: 

NI SoftwareWindows 10 32-bitWindows 10 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit
(Using 32-bit Software)(Using 64-bit Software)
FlexLogger Plugin Development KitNot applicableNot applicable1
LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit15.0 315.0 32018
LabVIEW Analytics and Machine Learning Toolkit201720172018
LabVIEW Application Builder2015 SP12015 SP12015 SP1
LabVIEW C Generator2015 32015 3Not applicable
LabVIEW Communications MIMO Application FrameworkNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module2015 32015 32016
LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit2015 32015 32019
LabVIEW DataFinder Toolkit20162016Not supported
LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module2015 32015 3Not applicable
LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit2015 32015 32016
LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit2015 32015 32018
LabVIEW Electrical Power Toolkit20162016Not applicable
LabVIEW Embedded for ARM ModuleNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
LabVIEW FPGA Module 1201720172018
LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx ISE 1Not supportedNot supportedNot applicable
LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx Vivado 1Not applicable20182018
LabVIEW MathScript RT Module2015 32015 32016
LabVIEW Mobile ModuleNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable
LabVIEW Modulation Toolkit151515
LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTORMNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable
LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit2015 32015 3Not applicable
LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit201720172018
LabVIEW PDM Acquisition ToolkitNot supported2020Not supported
LabVIEW PID and Fuzzy Logic Toolkit 22015 SP12015 SP12015 SP1
LabVIEW Real-Time Module2015 SP12015 SP120214
LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office2015 32015 32015 3
LabVIEW roboRIO Toolkit2015 32015 3Not applicable
LabVIEW Robotics Module2015 32015 3Not applicable
LabVIEW Softmotion Module2015 32015 3Not applicable
LabVIEW Statechart Module2015 32015 3Not applicable
LabVIEW SystemLink Toolkit19.519.519.5
LabVIEW Touch Panel ModuleNot supportedNot supportedNot applicable
LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit2015 32015 32016
LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit2015 32015 32016
LabVIEW Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Module2015 32015 3Not applicable
LabWindows/CVI Execution Profiler Toolkit111
LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit2.12.1Not applicable
LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module20152015Not applicable
LabWindows/CVI Signal Processing Toolkit7. applicable
LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit2.32.32.3
NI Automotive Diagnostic Command Set151515
NI Bluetooth Toolkit (Run-Time, Generation, Analysis)151515
NI Combustion Analysis System20152015Not supported
NI ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit151515
NI FM/RDS Measurement Suite1Not SupportedNot supported
NI GNSS Simulation Toolkit3Not SupportedNot supported
NI License Manager3.73.73.7
NI Motion AssistantNot supportedNot supportedNot applicable
NI OPC Servers20162016Not supported
NI Software Calibration Management Toolkit for LabVIEW20152015Not supported
NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite151515.0 (excluding configuration of Express VIs)
NI Spectral Measurements Toolkit151515
NI SystemLink Server - Test ModuleNot applicableNot applicable18
NI TDMS151515
NI TestStand ATML Toolkit201320132017
NI Vision Development Module2015 SP12015 SP12015 SP1
NI WLAN Toolkit151515
NI-RFPMNot supported16.
NI-VRTSNot applicable1.51.5
RFIC Test SoftwareNot supported33
Semiconductor Device Control Add-On for InstrumentStudioNot applicableNot applicable2019
TestScale Soft Front PanelNot applicableNot applicable2022 Q4
TestStand Semiconductor Module201620162016
VCSEL I-V Test SoftwareNot supportedNot supported20
Vehicle Communication ToolkitNot applicableNot applicable1.0
Ultra-Wideband Test ToolkitNot supportedNot supported22.0

The LabVIEW FPGA Module is partially supported on Windows 10. However, the Xilinx tools used for your NI FPGA device might not be. For details, refer to LabVIEW FPGA Module Compatibility with Windows 10.

2 NI LabVIEW PID and Fuzzy Logic Toolkit was included with base LabVIEW beginning with LabVIEW 2014.

3 This software version only supports Windows 10 when used with LabVIEW 2015 SP1.

4 There is limited hardware supported in the LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2021 64-bit release.

Hardware Drivers

The following NI Hardware Drivers are compatible with the listed versions of Windows 10 32-bit and Windows 10 64-bit.

NI SoftwareWindows 10 32-bitWindows 10 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit
(Using 32-bit Software)(Using 64-bit Software)
Instrument I/O Assistant151515
FieldPoint15152023 Q3
NI CompactRIO Device Drivers15.515.515.5
NI HWS15152023 Q3
NI IVI Compliance Package151515
NI MXI-Express BIOS Compatibility Software181818
NI PXI Platform Services15.115.115.1
NI PXI-5624R Digitizer Instrument Design LibrariesNot supportedNot supported2023 Q3
NI PXI-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries (VST) Q3
NI PXI-566015Not supported2023 Q3
NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers 2151515
NI System Configuration151515
NI-CAN1515Not applicable
NI-DCPower .NET API17.117.117.1
NI-Digital Pattern Driver16.0 11616
NI-DMM .NET API15.215.215.2
NI-ELVISmx16162023 Q3
NI-Embedded CAN for sbRIONot supportedNot supported2023 Q3
NI-FBUS1515Not applicable
NI-High Speed Serial151515
NI-IMAQ I/O15.515.515.5
NI-Industrial Communications for CANopen1515Not applicable
NI-Industrial Communications for DeviceNet1515Not applicable
NI-Industrial Communications for DNP31414Not applicable
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT (NI-ECAT)16162023 Q3
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP151515
NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 60870-51.1 (with 1.1.1 patch)1.1 (with 1.1.1 patch)Not applicable
NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 618501515Not applicable
NI-Motion1515Not applicable
NI-OSI1515Not applicable
NI-Scope .NET API222
NI-Switch .NET API171717
NI-TimeSync15152023 Q3
NI-WSN15152023 Q3
RMX-410x Power Supply DriverN/A20.720.7

The NI-Digital Pattern Driver only supports deployment on 32-bit versions of Windows and does not support development on 32-bit Windows.

2 These modules can only be used with 64-bit software, if the bitfile used has been compiled in 32-bit software.

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