Archived: Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 Support

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This page contains compatibility information for Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) and Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10.


Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) vs NI-DAQmx

NI provides the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) driver to support developers with legacy code needing to run on 32-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.​NI-DAQmx replaced Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) in 2003. NI strongly recommends using NI-DAQmx for new designs and migrating existing Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) applications to NI-DAQmx. Please review the Getting Started with NI-DAQmx guide for more information on migration.  

Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) Windows 64-bit Support

64-bit versions of Windows are not supported.  These versions of Windows are only supported by the newer NI-DAQmx driver.

Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) Windows 32-bit Support

Use this article to determine the version of Traditional NI-DAQ installed on your system.

Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) Windows Version Support

Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) VersionWindows 10Windows 8Windows 7Windows Vista

Note: All Windows version support noted is 32-bit only.

Troubleshooting Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) Installations

Additional Information

If you need to download a version of the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) please contact NI Support.

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