Is My NI Serial Device Compatible With Windows OS Version

Updated Feb 12, 2020

Reported In


  • PCI-8431/4


  • NI-Serial

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I am upgrading to Windows 10 and want to know if my PCI-8431 is compatible with the OS. How can I find this information?


Hardware compatibility with your operating system will almost always be dependent on the software driver corresponding to your hardware. In this case, your PCI-8431, uses the NI-Serial driver

Once you know what driver your hardware uses you will need to look up the driver/OS compatibility. In this example, you are upgrading to Windows 10, so you will require NI-Serial Version 17.0 or 17.5 to interface with your hardware.

Additional Information

You can verify what version of all NI software you have installed using NI MAX.