This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for Package Manager 21.8.
You can find more release information on ni.com.
Use Package Manager to install, update, repair, and remove NI software. Build and manage packages using the Package Manager command line interface.
Package Manager has the following system requirements:
Package Manager 21.8 supports 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:
Visit ni.com/r/NIPMDownload to download Package Manager. You can also install NI software without separately installing Package Manager first because NI software installers automatically install Package Manager to handle the installation of your software.
Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. For information about critical updates from NI, refer to Available Critical and Security Updates for NI Software.
You can access a list of new features and behaviors online. Visit Package Manager New Features and Behavior Changes in the Package Manager Manual for more information.
Refer to the NI Package Manager 21.8 Manual, accessible from Settings»Help»Online Help, for information about Package Manager.
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.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, 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 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Installer in the Package Manager manual.
For more information about NI support for Windows 10, refer to NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10.
Package Manager no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit https://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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