Unable to Extend Display on NI PXI(e) Controller Running Windows OS

Updated Jan 3, 2022

Reported In


  • PXI Controller


  • PXIe 8135 Peripheral Drivers

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

How to extend the monitor on PXIe 8135 controller running Windows 7 OS? When I try to extend the display using display settings, it is getting duplicated instead of extending.


Outdated peripheral drivers are the root cause for this issue. Updating the peripheral drivers will help you in resolving this problem.
You can download the Peripheral Drivers for Controllers and install them on your own, peripheral drivers will vary for controller to controller and for various versions of OS.

Additional Information

If you don't see your specific PXI controller in the link, check for a PXIe driver of the same version. For example, PXIe-8115 peripheral drivers should work on the PXI-8115.

Peripheral Drivers for Controllers are installed when updating the firmware of the PXI(e) controller.