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
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Use this table to compare NI-XNET Driver and Microsoft Windows Compatibility
Windows Server 2016 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2003 R2 (32 bit)
Windows 10 (32-64 bit)
Windows 8 (32-64 bit)
Windows 7 (32-64 bit)
* NI will remove support for Phar Lap for cRIO in the NI 2020 Software Release and for PXI in the NI 2022 Software Release. For more information, please see the Phar Lap RT OS EOL Road Map.
Note: For more information, refer to the NI-XNET driver readme files available on the download page for each respective version of NI-XNET.