Can I Change The Operating System of my Embedded cDAQ Controller?

Updated Jun 18, 2018

Reported In


  • CompactDAQ Controller

Issue Details

I originally purchased a 913X cDAQ with either a real-time operating system (RT OS) or Windows. I realize now that I need to use some toolkits/drivers that are not compatible with my OS. Can I change the OS from RT to Windows or Windows to RT?


There is not a supported way to change the operating system of a cDAQ from Linux RT to Windows or Windows to Linux RT. 

If you are interested in learning what options there are for moving to a cDAQ with a different OS, contact NI Support.

Additional Information

If you are having issues with the operating system that shipped with your device, you can restore it (see Related Links).



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