Can I Install Windows 7 or Windows 10 on My PXI-8196/8106/8105?

Updated Apr 15, 2019

Reported In


  • PXI-8196
  • PXI-8106
  • PXI-8105

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I have a PXI 8196/8106/8105 with Windows XP currently installed on it. Can I install newer versions of Windows on these systems? 


There have been cases where Windows 7 (both 32- and 64-bit) and Windows 10 have been successfully installed on the PXI-8196/8106/8105, but this is not supported.

Additional Information

See NI Shop PXI Controllers for newer PXI and PXIe embedded controllers that ship with Windows 7 (32-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit), or Windows 10 (64-bit only).