Downloading the latest DAQ drivers for a new project today, and I noticed this in the Read Me:
If you are using NI-DAQmx with a USB DAQ device, National Instruments recommends that you install the Microsoft hotfix reported in Knowledge Base 969238.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any experiences with this hotfix. MS recommends not installing unless you're seeing a specific problem. But NI recommends installing it. I'm inclined to install it. But I'm just curious if anyone else has already.
One thing I discovered yesterday is that the hotfix you download comes in a password locked zip file. I didn't have access to the email that contained the password at the time, so it was a bit of a problem.
Remember to unzip your hotfix as soon as you download it.
I just read this thread and although I'm not seeing symptoms, I thought I'd do the fix anyway as a preventive measure, based on what you said. In the process of starting to download the fix, I encountered this:
Does this imply that regular Windows XP updates and SPs already HAVE this fix? How can I tell if I have the fix in place?
Regarding WinXPUSBHotFix Warning with USB Device on Windows XP:
WARNING - WinXP Service Pack 3 is NOT including the REQUIRED WinXPUSBHotFix. For USB NI DAQ-6211, Warning at install upon first NI Max open and explore USB 6211, AND Yellow Triangle inside Icon. Means you NEED this:
KB Article Number(s): 969238
If you fail to archive this USBHotFix with the legacy box you are working on, you are jast asking for distress later. Save this Hot Fix ! ! !
Have a nice day 😉