Before you begin using your NI data acquisition software, you must install your application development environment (ADE) first and then your driver software. This document includes instructions for installing NI LabVIEW and NI-DAQmx driver software. If you do not have the original media that shipped with your products, visit ni.com/downloads/products to find the latest version of LabVIEW evaluation software and NI-DAQmx.
If you are upgrading an existing system, National Instruments recommends that you back up any applications, projects, or other related files before continuing.
Estimated install time: 1 hour
You must first install LabVIEW before installing the required driver software. To do this, insert the LabVIEW Platform DVD and follow the onscreen instructions. If you do not have the original media that shipped with your purchase of LabVIEW, you can download the latest version of LabVIEW online.
After installing LabVIEW and any applicable modules or toolkits, you may install NI-DAQmx driver software. You must install NI-DAQmx driver software before installing any new NI hardware devices so Windows can detect them. You have three options for installation:
NI recommends the Typical Installation to ensure that all dependent software is installed. If prompted to choose the installation directory for your National Instruments software, this should be the same root directory where you installed LabVIEW.
After rebooting your computer or adding new hardware to your system, you may see the NI Product Registration Wizard appear. Please take a moment to register your NI products to receive: