NI LabVIEW 8.5.1 Upgrade for SSP Customers – Compatibility, Bug Fix, and Upgrade Information
An Exclusive Release for SSP Customers
LabVIEW 8.5.1 software represents more than 3,000 hours of engineering time and addresses more than 200 bugs in LabVIEW 8.5. The LabVIEW community reported many issues, which helped NI prioritize efforts. As a release available only to Standard Service Program (SSP) members, LabVIEW 8.5.1 requires activation. This document contains information on the following:
This scheduled maintenance upgrade is available only to members of the NI Standard Service and Volume License programs. Learn more about the benefits of membership.
Note: NI currently plans for LabVIEW 8.5.1 to be the last release to support PowerPC-based Mac OS X computers.
Compatible LabVIEW Software Versions
Note: LabVIEW add-ons not updated for LabVIEW 8.5.1 may require a mass compile of their directories to update VIs to the newest version of LabVIEW.
Compatible Driver Versions
1 Does not support 64-bit operating systems.
Visit the download page for the latest versions of all National Instruments hardware drivers.
LabVIEW 8.5.1 Activation
As an exclusive update for NI SSP customers, LabVIEW 8.5.1 requires activation (Windows only). Only customers with active SSP membership at the time of release (March 3, 2008) will be able to activate LabVIEW 8.5.1 and the latest versions of the modules.
WARNING: If you do install LabVIEW 8.5.1 without an SSP membership, the new version will not work and you will need to reinstall LabVIEW 8.5.
Q: Where do I find my serial number for activation?
A: You can find your serial number on the Certificate of Ownership included in your software kit. If your software kit does not include a Certificate of Ownership, you can find your serial number on the product packing slip or on the shipping label.
If you have installed a previous version using your serial number, you can find the serial number by selecting the Help»About menu item within the application or by selecting your product within NI License Manager (Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager). You can also contact National Instruments. Refer to ni.com/niglobal for branch office contact information.
Q: How can I find out if I have SSP?
Q: Why has National Instruments implemented licensing and activation?
A: NI has added product activation to some of its software products to achieve better software delivery and efficiency. It is now easier to deliver evaluation software, add-on features, online software downloads, and license management for large organizations.
Additional Activation Resources
List of Bug Fixes
Refer to the LabVIEW 8.5.1 Bug Fixes page for a list of issues addressed in this version.
Download LabVIEW 8.5.1
LabVIEW 8.5.1 is available for download to NI SSP customers. Please select one of the following links based on your location.
If you are a customer in United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Western Europe, and Japan:
If you are a customer in any other country: