This file contains important information about NI System Driver Suite, installation instructions, and a list of included drivers.
NI installs the NI System Driver Suite using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, NI System Driver Suite installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/r/NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
Note If Windows Update is enabled, the installation process might hang if Windows Update interferes with the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Run-Time. Visit ni.com/r/exjq43 for more information and steps to resolve this issue.
You can also install products using the NI System Driver Suite USB drive. To do so, complete the following steps:
Note If you want to install NI System Driver Suite from a network location, copy the entire contents of the NI System Driver Suite media to a single folder, and launch Install.exe from that location.
The following drivers are included on the NI System Driver Suite media. Refer to the readme of each product for information including system requirements, application software support, installation, activation, known issues, and bug fixes.
|FlexRIO with Modular I/O||20.6|
|FlexRIO with Integrated I/O||20.6|
|IVI Compliance Package||20.0|
|NI CompactRIO Device Drivers||20.5|
|NI-Digital Pattern Driver||20.6|
|NI PXI Platform Services||20.5|
|NI R Series Multifunction RIO||20.0|
|NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT||20.0|
|NI-Industrial Communications for CANopen||20.0|
|NI-Industrial Communications for DeviceNet||20.0|
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
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