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Hi All,


I have Lego Mindstorms I use for a teaching Lab.

This year I have had to upgrade my PC's to Windows 10 so I installed LabView 2019 while I was at it.

Now however I realise the 2016 version of Labview is the last one supported for Lego.

When I log into my N.I. account I cannot download Labview 2016 version.

Did anyone else have this problem and if so how did you get around this issue or is there a link to download

the older version as the option is removed from my download profile.




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Are you affiliated with a University or other academic institution?  Might they have an academic license you could use?  Have you tried calling NI and asking their advice in your situation?  I would hope they would be sympathetic to using LabVIEW as a teaching tool ...  You might also try calling the Lego/Mindstorm people.


Bob Schor

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I would call NI, because if you have a valid serial number for LV2016 then you should still be able to download and use LV2016.

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Hi Bob,

Thanks for your reply,

Yes we have a license for LabVIEW the problem is the last Driver - addon pack available for the Lego

Mindstorm is 2016 version of LabVIEW which I can't seem to download from N.I.

There has to be a workaround out there its just trying to find it



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Accepted by topic author DenisMoore

This might explain my situation better

I am new to this particular lab so any advise is gratefully received



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I would assume that package came as VI's or a DLL so it'd work on any newer LV? Maybe it can? I remember installing some addon on an old LV (it didn't have official support for my preferred version) and simply copy the folder to a newer LV and do a mass compile. Unofficial ofcourse, but it worked. 🙂

This process is ofcourse depending on the addon being normal LV code or the right bitness in case of DLL based.

(I think it was the DB toolkit i installed on a 64 bit LV this way)


G# - Award winning reference based OOP for LV, for free! - Qestit VIPM GitHub

Qestit Systems
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I finally found an old install for 2016 all is good


Thanks All

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how did you install the 2016 version? through uni ?


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I downloaded the installer from NI and installed it.


LabVIEW Download - NI


Hope this helps.

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I have no access to download the version. I also tried to download 2014 SPI. I have a activation code for it through my uni, but i cannot access the download for the installer for the 2012 SPI version on the NI site.  :((


Is there another way I can use it? 

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