Downloading and Installing DAQExpress Software

Updated Nov 21, 2023



  • DAQExpress
  • Package Manager


  • NI-DAQmx

DAQExpress is free companion software that is included with select NI data acquisition hardware, such as USB and PCI Express DAQ devices. 

You can access the DAQExpress software online only through the NI Package Manager (NIPM).

Before you begin, please make sure you have:
  • Already installed the supported version of the NI DAQmx driver before using DAQExpress, you can check the supported version of DAQExpress under Application Software Support in the NI DAQmx readme. You can find the readme for your version of NI-DAQmx on its release notes page.
  • A supported device for DAQExpress even if they are listed as supported under DAQmx. You can find a list of supported hardware in the DAQExpress Manual.

Warning: Installing NIPM replaces the NI Uninstaller. This means you can only uninstall NI software through NIPM. NIPM does not allow you to modify existing software installations, so that capability will be lost when you install it. 

In order to install NIPM and DAQExpress, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Within NIPM, click the Application Software category on the left menu. 
  2. Search DAQExpress in the search bar
Note: Select the desired DAQExpress version using the latest NIPM.
  1. Click the green Install button.
  2. DAQExpress will begin installing.
  3. You will be asked to reboot your machine and upon restart, NI DAQExpress will appear under Start»All Programs.