This file contains important information about the LabVIEW roboRIO Software Bundle, including supported operating systems, installation instructions, and links to detailed information about included products.
With the LabVIEW roboRIO Software Bundle, one installation gives you access to the LabVIEW roboRIO Toolkit and other NI software for developing roboRIO applications. The LabVIEW roboRIO Software Bundle contains the following products:
Refer to the documentation of each product for specific system requirements and supported operating systems.
The LabVIEW roboRIO Software Bundle supports the following operating systems:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.1. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
Complete the following steps to install LabVIEW, Real-Time Module, roboRIO Toolkit, and other NI software on a development computer:
With this release, the LabVIEW roboRIO Software Bundle drops support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. The LabVIEW 2016 roboRIO Software Bundle and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use the LabVIEW 2016 roboRIO Software Bundle to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing the LabVIEW 2016 roboRIO Software Bundle, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
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