Package Not Compatible Error in VI Package Manager

Updated Jan 4, 2021

Reported In


  • JKI VIPM Professional
  • JKI VI Package Manager

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

  • When trying to download a package through VI Package Manager on a Windows 10 operating system, I get the following error message:
This package is not compatible with your operating system or any LabVIEW version installed on your computer.
  • When using VI Package Manager 2013 and I try to install a package built with VI Package Manager 2014, I get the following error message:
​This package is not compatible with any LabVIEW version on this computer.



This error can be caused by either:
  • The issue that Windows 10 might have when it comes to administrative rights in software installation. This can happen even if the User Account is designated as the 'Admin'. 
    • To download the package as normal, make sure VI Package Manager is being run as administrator. For that:
      1.  Open VI Package Manager from the Start menu.
      2.  Right click the app.
      3. Select Run as administrator.

Additional Information

Whenever building a package in VI Package Manager 2014, it is recommended the addition of a note stating that VI Package Manager 2014 is required to install the package.