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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 upgrading or updating your operating system, or when migrating or porting code to a new system. 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 .

Note that this article replaces KnowledgeBase 2WNBD4OK: Windows Version Compatibility with LabVIEW. Some NI manuals may still reference the previous document. If you were redirected from the previous KnowledgeBase URL, please update your bookmarks accordingly.

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 LV Windows Compatibility spreadsheet under the Downloads section.

You can also find a full list of supported operating systems in the LabVIEW Readme. Visit the LabVIEW Release Details page to access readme documents for current and previous versions of LabVIEW. 


LabVIEW and Microsoft Windows Compatibility

In the Downloads section at the bottom of this page, you can download a copy of this table, which may include older software versions.

Use this table to compare versions of LabVIEW to compatible versions of Microsoft Windows
LabVIEW Version Microsoft Windows OS Version
Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 8* Windows 7 Vista XP (X86)(SP3) XP (X86) 2000
2019 SP1                
2018 SP1                
2017 SP1                
2015 SP1                
2013 SP1                
2012 SP1                
2011 SP1                
2010 SP2                
2009 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