Install the Windows 7 to Windows 10 IoT Field Upgrade Kit on an NI PXI(e) Controller

Updated Oct 27, 2020



  • PXI-8840
  • PXIe-8840
  • PXIe-8821
  • PXIe-8880


  • Windows 10 IoT Upgrade License

This article provides instructions on how to install the Windows 10 IoT Field Upgrade Kit (PN 787535-03). You will require your NI PXIe controller and the USB flash drive that you received when you purchased the upgrade kit. After following the steps provided, your controller should have its operating system updated.

In order to install the upgrade kit, please do the following steps:
  1. Plug the USB flash drive at one of the USB ports of the PXI(e) controller.
  2. Power on the controller.
  3. During the boot, press  the F10 key to access  the boot menu.
  4. Select USB drive as the boot option.