Archived: NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 7

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The following document outlines NI minimum software version support for Windows 7. The included tables list available software, drivers, add-ons, and toolkits with the minimum version required to operate each on Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit.


What is the difference between Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit?

Windows 7 32-bit can run on either x86 or x64 hardware. Similar to Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7 32-bit provides access only to 32-bit addresses. As a result, even though Windows 7 32-bit will run on x64 hardware, it is limited to using 4 gigabytes of RAM. Windows 7 32-bit cannot run 64-bit versions of drivers or software designed to run natively on 64-bit operating systems.

Windows 7 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 7 64-bit, all drivers must have native 64-bit support. However, most 32-bit software applications can run within a Windows 7 emulation layer.

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


The following National Instruments Software Packages are compatible with the listed versions of Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit. As of 2011, all new versions of NI software will document their compatibility with Windows 7 64-bit and LabVIEW 64-bit in their Readme files. If there is any question about the compatibility of a piece of software with the 64-bit versions of Windows and LabVIEW, please refer to the Readme for that release.

Note: In the table below, the column titled 'Windows 7 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.

NI SoftwareWindows 7 32-bitWindows 7 64-bitWindows 7 64-bit
(Using 32-bit Software)(Using 64-bit Software)
GPIB-Serial Converter Software19.0Not applicable19.0
InsightCM ServerNot supportedNot supported3
NI Analog Video Generator3.03.0Not supported
NI Analog Waveform Editor1. supported
NI AudioMASTER6.26.2Not supported
NI Automated Test Software SuiteNIWeek 2016NIWeek 2016NIWeek 2016
NI Batch Installer Builder1.01.0Not supported
NI Calibration Executive3.5 -
NI Calibration Executive for Traditional DAQ3.5.2Not supportedNot supported
NI Developer SuiteNIWeek 2010NIWeek 2010NIWeek 2010
NI DIAdem11.1 SP111.1 SP12015
NI Digital Video Generator1.11.1Not supported
NI Digital Waveform Editor3.03.0Not supported
NI FlexLoggerNot applicableNot applicable2018 R2
NI Functional Safety EditorNot supportedNot supportedSeptember 2017
NI I/O Trace12.
NI InstrumentStudioNot applicableNot applicable2018
NI LabVIEW 32-bit2009 SP12009 SP1Not supported
NI LabVIEW 64-bitNot supportedNot supported2009
NI LabVIEW Communications System Design SoftwareNot supportedNot supported1.0
NI LabVIEW Communications System Design SuiteNot supportedNot supported1.0
NI LabVIEW Education Edition20102010Not supported
NI LabVIEW for LEGO® MINDSTORMS20102010Not supported
NI LabVIEW NXGNot SupportedNot Supported1.0
NI LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 32-bit2009 SP12009 SP1Not supported
NI LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 64-bitNot supportedNot applicable2009 SP1
NI LabVIEW SignalExpress20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Student EditionNIWeek 2010NIWeek 2010NIWeek 2010
NI LabWindows/CVI200920092009
NI LabWindows/CVI Run-Time Engine200920092009
NI Lookout6.56.5Not supported
NI MATRIXx8.1.x8.1.x8.1.x
NI Measurement & Automation Explorer4.
NI Measurement Studio200920092009
NI Multisim11.011.0Not supported
NI Package Builder19.019.019.0
NI Package Manager19.019.017.0
NI Picture Quality Analysis (PQA)1.01.02014
NI Real-Time Hypervisor3.0Not supportedNot supported
NI Requirements Gateway1.11.1Not supported
NI Software for FRC201220122012
NI Software Platform BundleNIWeek 2010NIWeek 2010NIWeek 2010
NI Switch Executive3.53.52015
NI SystemLink ClientNot supportedNot supported17.0
NI SystemLink ServerNot supportedNot supported17.0
NI Test Integration Adapter for IBM Rational Quality Manager1.02.0Not supported
NI TestStand 32-bit4. supported
NI TestStand 64-bitNot supportedNot applicable2014
NI Ultiboard11.011.0Not supported
NI Update Service2.02.017.0
NI VeriStand2009 - 2018 SP12009 - 2018 SP12019
NI Video Measurement Suite (VMS)3.13.1Not supported
NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection200920092014 SP1
NI Volume License Manager3.03.0Not supported

1 NI Spy was renamed to NI I/O Trace starting with version 3.0.

Add-ons and Toolkits

The following NI Add-ons and Toolkits are compatible with the listed versions Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit:

Note: In the table below, the column titled 'Windows 7 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.

NI Add-ons and ToolkitsWindows 7 32-bitWindows 7 64-bitWindows 7 64-bit
(Using 32-bit Software)(Using 64-bit Software)
FlexLogger Plugin Development KitNot applicableNot applicable1.0
MINDSTORMS® Competition Toolkit20112011Not supported
NI ActiveX Automation Symbols Toolkit Not supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI Automotive Diagnostic Command Set for NI-CAN1.
NI Bluetooth Toolkit1.01.014.0
NI CAN Frame Channel Conversion Library1. supported
NI CANopen LabVIEW Library1. supported
NI Combustion Analysis System Software20132013Not supported
NI ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit2.
NI FM/RDS Measurement Suite1.01.0Not supported
NI GNSS Measurement Suite3.03.0Not supported
NI GPS Simulation Toolkit1.51.5Not supported
NI GSM/EDGE Measurement Suite1.01.0Not supported
NI InsightCM SDK2.02.0Not supported
NI LabVIEW Adaptive Filter Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit200920092018
NI LabVIEW Analytics and Machine Learning Toolkit201720172018
NI LabVIEW Application Builder200920092009
NI LabVIEW Biomedical Toolkit20122012Not supported
NI LabVIEW C Generator Toolkit1.01.0Not supported
NI LabVIEW Communications MIMO Application FrameworkNot supportedNot supported1.0
NI LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module200920092016
NI LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit200920092019
NI LabVIEW DataFinder Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Desktop Execution Toolkit200920092016
NI LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit200920092018
NI LabVIEW Electrical Power Toolkit20112011Not supported
NI LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM Microcontrollers20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW FPGA Compile Farm20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW FPGA IP Builder20122012Not supported
NI LabVIEW FPGA Module200920092018
NI LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx 1020092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx 1420092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx 2013.420142014Not supported
NI LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx 2014.420152015Not supported
NI LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx 2015.4201620162016
NI LabVIEW Graphical Differencing & User Interface Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Internet Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Jitter Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Module20092010Not supported
NI LabVIEW MathScript RT Module200920092016
NI LabVIEW Mobile Module20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Modulation Toolkit4.
NI LabVIEW Multicore Analysis and Sparse Matrix Toolkit2011 SP12011 SP12011 SP1
NI LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit20132013Not supported
NI LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit201720172018
NI LabVIEW PID and Fuzzy Logic Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Real-Time Execution Trace Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office201020102014
NI LabVIEW roboRIO Toolkit20152015Not Supported
NI LabVIEW Robotics Module20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Softmotion Module20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Statechart Module20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW System Identification Toolkit20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Touch Panel Module20092009Not supported
NI LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit200920092016
NI LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit200920092016
NI LabVIEW Wireless Sensor Network Module2009 SP12009 SP1Not supported
NI LabWindows/CVI Execution Profiler Toolkit1.01.01.0
NI LabWindows/CVI Modulation Toolkit4.14.1Not supported
NI LabWindows/CVI PID Toolkit2.12.12.1
NI LabWindows/CVI Real Time Module20092009Not supported
NI LabWindows/CVI Signal Processing Toolkit200920092010
NI LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit2.22.22.2
NI LTE Measurement Suite1.01.0Not supported
NI Measurement Suite for Fixed WiMAX1.01.0Not supported
NI Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX1.01.0Not supported
NI Motion Assistant2. supported
NI OPC Servers20092009Not supported
NI PID Toolkit for Visual BasicNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI-RFPMNot supported14.
NI Software Calibration Management Toolkit20132013Not supported
NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite200920092010 (excluding Express Vis)
NI Sound and Vibration Toolkit200920092010 (excluding Express Vis)
NI Spectral Measurements Toolkit2.
NI SystemLink Server - Test ModuleNot applicableNot applicable18
NI TestStand ATML Toolkit201020102017
NI TestStand Semiconductor Module201220122014
NI Vision Development Module200920092009
NI Vision Development Module Run-Time200920092009
NI-VRTSNot applicable1.51.5
NI WCDMA/HSPA Measurement Suite1.01.0Not supported
NI Wireless Test Module1. supported
NI WLAN Toolkit3.03.014.0
RFIC Test SoftwareNot supported3.03.0
Semiconductor Device Control Add-On for InstrumentStudioNot applicableNot applicable2019
Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit201020102010
VCSEL I-V Test SoftwareNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Hardware Drivers

The following National Instruments Hardware Drivers are compatible with the listed versions of Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit.

Note: In the table below, the column titled 'Windows 7 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.

NI Hardware DriversWindows 7 32-bitWindows 7 64-bit
(Using 32-bit Software)
Windows 7 64-bit
(Using 64-bit Software)
MXI ExpressSee PXI Platform ServicesSee PXI Platform ServicesSee PXI Platform Services
MXI-4See PXI Platform ServicesSee PXI Platform ServicesSee PXI Platform Services
NI-435xNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI-5640R1.51.6Not supported
NI-985x1. supported
NI-CAN2. supported
NI CompactRIO Device DriversAugust 2015August 2015August 2015
NI-DAQmx Base3.43.4Not supported
NI-Digital Pattern Driver16.0 116.016.0
NI-DNET1. supported
NI-ELVIS Traditional3. supported
NI-ELVISmx4. supported
NI-Embedded CAN for RIONot supportedNot supportedNot supported
NI-FBUS4. supported
NI-FieldPoint6. supported
NI FlexRIO12.012.012.0
NI-IMAQ for IEEE1394see NI-IMAQdxsee NI-IMAQdxsee NI-IMAQdx
NI-IMAQ for USBsee NI-IMAQdxsee NI-IMAQdxsee NI-IMAQdx
NI-Industrial Communications for 60870-51.01.0Not supported
NI-Industrial Communications for 618501.01.0Not supported
NI-Industrial Communications for CANopen1.01.0Not supported
NI-Industrial Communications for DeviceNet2. supported
NI-Industrial Communications for DNP31.01.0Not supported
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT16.016.0Not supported
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP1.11.11.1
NI Industrial Controller Device Drivers15.515.515.5
NI Instrument Design Libraries1.01.01.0
NI IVI Compliance Package4.14.14.1
NI-Motion88.1Not supported
NI-OSI1.01.0Not supported
NI PXI-56601.6.9Not supportedNot supported
NI PXIe-5644R/5645R/5646R Instrument Design Libraries1.01.0Not supported
NI-PXIe-659x Instrument Design Libraries14.014.014.0
NI-RFmx Demod1.01.01.0
NI-RFmx SpecAn1.01.01.0
NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device DriversAugust 2014August 2014August 2014
NI-Serial3. 2
NI System Configuration4.74.74.7
NI System Monitor1. supported
NI-TimeSync1.01.0Not supported
NI-VISA Run-time engine4.64.64.6
NI Vision Acquisition SoftwareAugust 2009August 2009August 2009
PXI Platform Services2.
Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy)7.5Not supportedNot supported

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

2 Serial ENET interfaces are not supported by NI-Serial on 64-bit versions of Windows, but may be used directly through NI-VISA. Please refer to the NI-VISA Help for more information.

Additional Resources

For more information regarding the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit software, please see the following articles:

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