Can I Install Windows 7 on my PXI 8196 and 8106/5?

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

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

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I have a PXI 8196/8106/5 with Windows XP currently installed on it. Can I install Windows 7 on these systems? 

Solution

There have been cases where Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit) has been successfully installed on both the PXI 8196 and 8106/5, but this is not supported. 
 
One of the major drawbacks to doing this is there are only peripheral drivers available for Windows XP, so when installing Windows 7 you can either use the XP version of the peripheral driver (possibly using compatibility mode) or find a driver off the web.

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