NI LabView Installation Guide – Student Copy (1 Year License)

LabVIEW is a graphical program commonly used by scientists and engineers for data acquisition, instrument control, and industrial automation. This article will guide you on installing LabVIEW on your workstation.

Before we start

If you don’t have a NI User Account, kindly register one using the following registration link:

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Click CREATE ACCOUNT when you are done. You will receive a confirmation email sent by National Instruments in the email account you registered.

Click on the link in the email to complete the account registration.

Downloading LabVIEW

Once we have the necessary account, we can proceed to download the installer. Navigate to the following website to access the download page:

Click on the Download button.

You should be redirected to the login page. Click on log in and login with your NI User Account.

When prompted to Complete Your Account, pick Other for Primary Job Activity.
The installer will starts to download after you click Continue.

Check your downloads folder for the following installer file. Double click the executable to start the installation process.

Installing LabVIEW

After starting the installer, you will be presented with the following menu.
Here, you can choose what Add-Ons you wants to install should you require it. Click Next.

In this menu, you will be presented with options to install additional components. Click Next.

Next, you will be required to accept license agreements of components you wanted to install. Read the license agreement and select I accept the above n license agreements and click Next.

If your installation also consists of third party components, you will be required to accept their license agreements as well. Select I accept the above n license agreements and click Next.

In this page, you will be asked to disable Windows fast startup. Uncheck the Disable Windows fast startup and click Next.

To ensure optimal boot times on your personal computer, consider not disabling Windows fast startup. Disabling Windows fast startup is highly recommended ONLY if you require the connection of external DAQ hardwares and you experiences compatibility issues with DAQ drivers.

Click here for more information on LabVIEW interaction with Windows fast startup.

Installation process will now begin. The installer will downloads and install the software and it should takes around 20 minutes depending on your network and computer specifications.

After installation, you will be prompted to enable NI Update Service. Click Yes if you are fine with occasional update notifications, or No if you would like to update manually.

Activating LabVIEW

After the prompt, you will be required to activate LabVIEW. Click on log in to activate.

Click on the dropdown menu and select Enter a serial number.

Enter the serial number provided by our licensing team for the following components and click Activate :

  • LabVIEW 2020 Application Builder

  • LabVIEW 2020 Database Connectivity Toolkit

  • LabVIEW 2020 Professional Development System

  • LabVIEW 2020 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office

  • LabVIEW 2020 Student Edition

To acquire the LabVIEW 2020 license, kindly submit an ticket request to Virtual Help Centre using your student email. We will provide the serial number and assist you in activating LabVIEW 2020.

If the activation was successful, you will be congratulated with the following window. Click Finish.

The license expiry date for LabVIEW 2020 is 1 September, 2021

Finally, click Reboot Now to allow installer to cleanup and complete the installation.

Using LabVIEW 2020

To launch LabVIEW 2020, open Start Menu and type in “lab”, click on NI LabVIEW 2020 (64-bit).

To check if your LabVIEW 2020 is activated properly, notice the top left corner of the splash screen. The software is activated properly when it is registered to your name and Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU).

If you can see this window, it means the software is working fine and you are ready to start developing your system.

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