This page shows supported versions of the NI-FGEN 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) .
Note that this article replaces KnowledgeBase 5YJBJS31: NI-FGEN Compatibility with Windows OS. Some NI manuals may still reference the previous document. If you were redirected from the previous KnowledgeBase URL, please update your bookmarks accordingly.
Use this table to compare NI-FGEN and Microsoft Windows Compatibility
 Windows XP 64-bit is not supported with any version of NI-FGEN.
 Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012 must be R2 versions.
Note: The NI 5401, NI 5411 and NI 5431 are Traditional DAQ devices and are not fully supported on Windows 10/8/7/Vista. Simulating these devices is also not supported on Windows 10/8/7/Vista using either NI-FGEN or the FGEN Soft Front Panel.
Windows 8/7/Vista support for the NI 5404 does not include support for external calibration. Perform external calibration for the NI 5404 on Windows XP operating systems.
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