Installing LabVIEW on Computer

LabVIEW for VMX uses the 2020 LabVIEW Community Edition.

Downloading the installation package


The LabVIEW download is 1.91GB and can be downloaded here

This download links to a specific version of LabVIEW tested to work with the image on the VMX.



The LabVIEW Community Edition will only install on the C drive. Ensure that there is sufficient space before installing.

  1. Extract the contents of the ni-labview-2020-community-86_xxx.iso to an empty folder.

  2. Right-click on the Install.exe and run as administrator.

  3. Go through the license agreement, accept the conditions, and hit Next.

  4. Click Next to install NI Package Manager.

  5. After installation of NI Package Manager, install LabVIEW 2020. Hit Select All and then Next.

  6. Go through more license agreements, accept the conditions, and hit Next.

  7. There will be an option to Disable Windows Fast Startup. This is optional but unchecking Disable Windows fast startup is recommended.

  8. Click Next again.

  9. Installation will take some time. Please be patient.

  10. If a software update box pops up during the install, select No.

  11. At the end of the installation, the activation process will pop up. Activation can be done by signing into your NI Account and tying the community edition to your account. If you do not wish to activate now, just hit cancel.

  12. Once complete, the computer will need to be restarted.

  13. LabVIEW 2020 can now be found on the computer.