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Missing niScope file

I have tried to install a program in a new computer the niScope vis are missing. The folder should be in Program x86/NI/Labview 2009/instr.lib/niScope but the niScope folder is no longer there. 

I know my original programs are old(Labview 2009 and niScope 3.5.1) but I tried installing newer niScope drivers and that did not fix the problem. 

I thought about uninstalling but it seems you have to uninstall all National instruments programs. 

I have an old system but it does what I need it to do and I do not want to spend 5K to upgrade.

Any helpful suggestions will be welcomed.


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Hi VisionProf,


Can you give us more details on what was the program you installed?


Also a list of the steps you took in order to arrive at the current situation.


A list of the missing VIs should be helpful.


Warm Regards,


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The labview program is LabView 2009.

The niScope program is version 3.5.1.

I  installed Labview, then niScope on a new computer. 

The missing VIs  are niScope Read, niScope Actual Record Length. vi

niScope Sample, niScope, niScope Configure Vertical. vi, niScope Configure Chan, niScope Configure Horizontal, niScope, Configure Trigger, niScope Configure Trigger (poly).vi., niScope Trigger, niScope Error, niScope


I am running Windows 10 whereas the old computer ran Windows XP (which might be part of the problem). 


Thank you for your help. 

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Hi VisionProf,


You can check this compatibility chart between Windows and LabVIEW. You can see that LabVIEW 2009 is not compatible with Windows 10.


This means that LabVIEW 2009 has not been tested on Windows 10 and there is no guarantee everything is going to work.


The same goes for the NI-Scope 3.5.1 which is not compatible with Windows 10.


I hope this clarifies your questions.


Have a nice day!


Warm Regards,


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Thank you for the information. If I upgrade to Labview 2018, will I need to buy a different National Instruments digitizer. I am currently using NI-PCI 5122. 



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If you check the readme file of the NI-SCOPE 18.5 which is compatible with LabVIEW 2018 you see that the PCI-5122 is under the list of compatible devices.


Everything should work.


Have a nice day!

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