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Fewer steps when downloading and installing LabVIEW from web

Status: New

I downloaded LabVIEW from and installed it.  Here's the process:


  1) Download a small downloader using my web browser.
  2) Run the downloader, which then downloads a self-extracter
  3) Run the self-extracter, which extracts the installer
  4) Run the installer


I'm thinking that this process can be improved a little.

JKI Blog
Trusted Enthusiast

Out of principle, unconditional Kudos for delivering a product in fewer steps to the consumer. In practice, Kudos conditionally upon the acceptance of a license with widespread appeal (that's the only scenario where I - and I'm guessing quite a few others - would download LV rather than using the Dev Suite DVD's).

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Knight of NI
I agree in principle, but this isn't something I do that often, so I don't really feel it's worth the effort.

Try to take over the world!
Proven Zealot

I don't keep a box full of CDs and DVDs from NI for nothing....


Never used the web install.

Proven Zealot
Knowing these i will never attempt to download lv. I have never done that anyway. But accepted these are annoying..
Knight of NI
It's like a web-based version of a Russian nesting doll!
Active Participant

Since I'm behind a proxy and there is no option to configure address, port, user name and password I was not able to download at all!


The 2010 beta download is a simple good old fashioned FTP server. Works like a charm!

André Manzolli

Mechanical Engineer
Certified LabVIEW Developer - CLD
LabVIEW Champion
Curitiba - PR - Brazil