LabVIEW and Microsoft Windows Compatibility


This page shows supported versions of LabVIEW with Windows® operating system. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct version when updating your operating system, when migrating code to a new system, or when upgrading to a new version of LabVIEW. 

Using incompatible versions may result in errors, the inability for Microsoft Windows to recognize or detect and then find a driver for your device, or missing devices.


If you are looking for information on Windows Server operating system compatibility, see the LabVIEW and Microsoft Windows Server Compatibility document.


LabVIEW and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

The following table shows the compatibility between LabVIEW versions and different Windows operating systems.

If the version you are looking for is not listed, refer to the LabVIEW and Microsoft Windows Compatibility spreadsheet under the Downloads section. You can also find a full list of supported operating systems in the Readme for your version of LabVIEW. Visit the Release Notes page to access readme documents for current and previous versions of LabVIEW. 

Note: This information can also be used to determine compatibility between the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine and Windows operating system versions. LabVIEW Run-Time Engine versions will be compatible with the same versions of Windows as their corresponding Development Environment versions. Check your version's readme for more information.

Use this table to compare versions of LabVIEW to compatible versions of Microsoft Windows
LabVIEW VersionMicrosoft Windows OS Version
Windows 11Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 8*Windows 7
2022 Q3   
2021 SP1    
2020 SP1  
2019 SP1  
2018 SP1  
2017 SP1  



*As of LabVIEW 2015 SP1, all references to “Windows 8” refer to Windows 8.1 exclusively. LabVIEW 2015 was the last version to support Windows 8.0


Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. 

Supported Windows 10 Versions

The editions of Windows 10 that NI supports are as follows:

  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 

The editions of Windows 10 that NI does not support are as follows:

  • Windows 10 IoT Core
  • Windows 10 in S Mode

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