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Installing, Removing, and Updating NI Software

Last Modified: March 19, 2019

Use Package Manager to install, remove, and update NI software.

Installing NI Software

Use Package Manager to browse for and install available NI software.

  1. On the Browse Products tab, click a product category to display available products in that category.
  2. Select the product you want to install and click Install.

    Package Manager may recommend additional software that adds functionality to the product you are installing, though suites may require you to select products before you see recommended additional software. Items that are checked by default are most strongly recommended. You may lack certain support or functionality if you decline to install these additional items. For example, if you have LabVIEW installed and you install a driver, Package Manager recommends driver support for LabVIEW. If you decline to install driver support, you will be unable to develop applications with that driver in LabVIEW.


    To download instrument drivers for most NI software, launch your software, plug in your hardware, and follow the instructions provided by your software.

  3. Complete the remaining installation steps as prompted.

Removing NI Software

You must use Package Manager to remove any NI software installed on your system.

On the Installed tab, select the checkbox corresponding to the software you want to remove and click Remove. To remove all NI software, select the checkbox at the top of the table and click Remove. You can filter the list of displayed software using the Category and Maintainer pull-down menus.

Updating NI Software

Use Package Manager to update NI software currently installed on your system, including Package Manager itself.

On the Updates tab, select the checkbox corresponding to the software you want to update and click Update.

If the software you want to update is not displayed on the Updates tab, you must update it using NI Update Service or check the Browse Products tab for a newer version of the product.

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