Archived: NI-VISA and Operating System Compatibility
Updated Sep 15, 2023
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This content provides support for older products and technology, so you may notice outdated links or obsolete information about operating systems or other relevant products.
This page shows supported versions of the NI-VISA hardware driver with the Linux, MacOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. 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).
VISA and Microsoft Windows Operating System Compatibility Table
You should consider the compatibility of the application with which you intend to utilize the VISA drivers, not just the operating system. See the Related Links section for more information, and the VISA readme for compatibility information related to specific devices.
In the Downloads section at the bottom of this page, you can download a copy of this table, which may include older software versions.