SCXI-1600 64-bit Windows Compatibility

Updated Mar 26, 2020

Reported In


  • Chassis for SCXI
  • SCXI-1600


  • NI-DAQmx

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I am getting a driver error when viewing my SCXI-1600 in either an SCXI-1000 or SCXI-1001 chassis in NI MAX. Is the SCXI-1600 compatible with Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10?


The SCXI-1600 drivers are not compatible with the Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10, as outlined in the readme for the DAQmx driver. As a workaround, you can run the SCXI-1600 in the Windows XP Compatibility mode in Windows 7, as described by the Microsoft resource Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows

Note: Support for SCXI was dropped in NI-DAQmx 19.1 and later.

Additionally, an alternative option would be to create a Windows Virtual Machine with a supported Operating System.

These workarounds have worked for several customers, however,  National Instruments does not guarantee its functionality, since it is not an officially supported configuration.

Additional Information

You can use other SCXI modules and chassis, such as SCXI-1000 and SCXI-1001, with Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10.