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I recently started using a Windows 11 computer and installed Labview 2018 SP1 and Patch without any problems.

I was installing NI-VISA (ver.19.0) and NI-488.2 (ver.19.0), but they were not installed, so I was able to install ver.19.0 after upgrading NI-package manager using the ver.20.0 installation file.

 

According to the document below, there seems to be a problem using Labview 2018 on Windows 11, but I am curious if there are any users using a version lower than Labview 2022 on the Windows 11 system.

 

https://www.ni.com/en/support/documentation/supplemental/22/ni-product-compatibility-for-microsoft-w...

 

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Hi Labmaster,

 


@labmaster wrote:

I am curious if there are any users using a version lower than Labview 2022 on the Windows 11 system.


I use LabVIEW2021 on Win11Pro…

Best regards,
GerdW


using LV2016/2019/2021 on Win10/11+cRIO, TestStand2016/2019
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@labmaster wrote:

 

According to the document below, there seems to be a problem using Labview 2018 on Windows 11, but I am curious if there are any users using a version lower than Labview 2022 on the Windows 11 system.


There is a difference in "not supported" and "having a problem".

 

Not supported means simply that NI has not tested it to work, and won't test that it will work. For versions released prior to the official release of the according OS, that is standard procedure, especially if there are later versions that do "support" that OS.

 

It also means if you try to install it anyhow, and run into problems, NI will not make any efforts to support you in getting it to work.

 

As far as LabVIEW is concerned, even VERY old versions still can run on even Windows 11, but installation can be sometimes a challenge, since the installers are typically more choosy about on which OS versions they will even attempt to do an installation.

 

The problem arises as soon as you want to also use hardware drivers such as NI-VISA, NI-DAQmx and others. Here, not only the installer tends to be picky but also the actual components often interface much more tightly with the OS kernel. And then versions really start to matter a lot.

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A few days have passed since the question was asked, but the computer is rebooting, which was not visible before.
I didn't witness it directly, but according to the event viewer of windows, the message "Unable to verify timestamp for nipcibrd.sys" is displayed, which seems to be related to NI-VISA.

 

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I've been using 2019 for years and use it all the time on my Win11 ThinkPad laptop.  No issues at all.  I usually just develop on it, but sometimes I plug in GPIB and DAQ (through USB) instruments to test on real hardware and haven't had any problems.

 

Here are some of the relevant compatibility charts:

LabVIEW and Microsoft Windows Compatibility - NI

NI-VISA and LabVIEW Version Compatibility - NI

NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 11 - NI

 

Keep in mind what Rolf said about taking this with a grain of salt.  Some of these combinations may work even though they're not officially supported.

LabVIEW Pro Dev & Measurement Studio Pro (VS Pro) 2019 - Unfortunately now moving back to C#, .NET, Python due to forced change to subscription model by NI. 8^{
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