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.


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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 Version Microsoft Windows OS Version
Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 8* Windows 7 Vista XP (X86)(SP3) XP (X86) 2000
2020 SP1          
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


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