Dual-Boot Windows 10 and LabVIEW Real Time on PXIe Controllers

Updated Jul 13, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-8101
  • PXIe-8102
  • PXI-8108
  • PXI-8109
  • PXI-8110
  • PXIe-8115
  • PXI-8119
  • PXIe-8130
  • PXIe-8133
  • PXIe-8135
  • PXI-8145
  • PXI-8183
  • PXIe-8820
  • PXIe-8840
  • PXIe-8880

Operating System

  • PharLap

Issue Details

I have a Windows 10 PXIe controller. For dual booting, I divided the partition as FAT 32 for PharLap RT OS, but RT wasn't recognized.


NI's policy for PXIe Controllers that ships with Windows 10 OS are configured to boot in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode with a GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioned hard drive.Windows 10 systems which installed in UEFI mode with a GPT partitioned hard drive do not support dual booting PharLap RT, and there is no plan to add this capability. This makes it incompatible with PharLap RT, which requires legacy booting and an MBR partitioned hard drive.

Configuring a dual boot Windows 10 PXIe Controller using MBR partitioned hard drive is not recommended by NI. NI is not responsible for any malfunctions of the PXIe controller.

Additional Information

In case of Windows 7, You can do dual booting by following Dual-Boot Windows 7 and LabVIEW Real Time on a PXI Controller.
As far as dual boot support for Linux RT is concerned, it is not currently on the list of features NI is targeting for Linux RT.


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