Some of the products in the Academic Site License, including LabVIEW, require activation. All software in the Academic Site License that requires activation will use the same serial number found on the Certificate of Ownership card included in the box.
When you install the product, the NI Activation Wizard launches immediately and guides you through the entire activation process. There are six methods available to activate. When you activate, the NI Activation Wizard displays each of these options and gives you any information required to activate. More information is available at ni.com/activate. Activation options include:
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
Auto - Activate the product automatically through the NI Activation Wizard.
Note: This is the only method that requires an Internet connection on the computer where the software is installed.
E-mail - E-mail your activation request to National Instruments. This method creates an e-mail to send to National Instruments. If the computer that has the software installed does not have Internet access, you can save this e-mail text to a file and send it from a different computer that does have Internet access.
Web - Use a Web browser to acquire an activation code for the computer. You can activate using this method, which displays the required information, on the computer or print the information. You can take this information to a computer that has Internet access to acquire your activation code.
Auto-Phone - Phone NI at any time to activate your product. The Activation Wizard displays a phone number and numeric information to enter into the automated phone system. An activation code will be read back to you over the phone.
During Business Hours
Phone - Contact a National Instruments representative to acquire your activation code.
Fax - Fax your activation request to National Instruments.
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