This file contains important information about LabVIEW NXG, including system requirements, supported operating systems, and known issues for LabVIEW NXG 4.0.
LabVIEW NXG has the following minimum system requirements:
LabVIEW NXG 4.0 supports the 64-bit version of the following operating systems:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 requires Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
Note Refer to LabVIEW NXG Drops Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2021 for information about future OS support.
LabVIEW NXG 4.0 adds new functionality to the previous release. Refer to LabVIEW NXG 4.0 New Features for a list of new features and changes.
You can access an up-to-date list of known issues for a particular release of LabVIEW NXG on the NI website.
Search for items using the search bar in the upper right corner of the LabVIEW window.
View context help in LabVIEW NXG by pressing <Ctrl-H> and hovering over an object. Refer to the LabVIEW NXG Manual, accessible from Help»Online Manual, for more information about LabVIEW NXG.
To learn the theory behind the code, use interactive lessons in the Learning tab that contain example code within the environment.
The following sections detail considerations for using LabVIEW NXG 4.0.
Software support for LabVIEW NXG differs in the following ways:
View context help in LabVIEW by pressing <Ctrl-H> and hovering over an object.
Search for items using the search bar in the upper right corner of the LabVIEW window. You can also view context help for the search results.
Additional documentation is available online at ni.com/manuals.
Launch LabVIEW and click the Learning tab.
LabVIEW lessons are located in the Lessons tab, and LabVIEW Examples are located in the Examples tab. Follow the instructions in the lessons and examples.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
LabVIEW NXG will drop support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:
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