This App Can't Run in Your PC Error After Installation

Updated Sep 24, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW 2017 VI Analyzer Toolkit
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I see the error "This app can't run in your PC" when running LabVIEW in Windows 8 or Windows 10 when running LabVIEW or running a built LabVIEW executable. What should I do?


Error Occurs When Running LabVIEW

  1. Uninstall the National Instruments software from your computer.
  2. Clean the computer's cache: 
  3. Download and install your software again from (If you're using multiple toolkits/drivers, remember to install LabVIEW first, and secondly the add-ons you have. Failure to install in order might result in missing toolkits/pallets)

NOTE: It's important to download the software again from the National Instruments' website, since the media and/or download used previously might have been corrupted, causing the error to show again after repeating this process.

Error Occurs When Running a LabVIEW Executable

  • Ensure that the bitness of the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine that the executable was built in, is compatible with the bitness of the operating system. For example, if you have an executable built in 64-bit LabVIEW, it will not be able to run on a 32-bit Operating System or on the 32-bit LabVIEW Run-Time Engine and you'll encounter an error


Additional Information

Sometimes the installer media gets corrupted (either in the download or in the decompression processes), which results in a bad installation of the software, that makes Windows 10 errors popup. Clearing the computer's cache, as well as repeating the download and install steps helps to avoid a corrupted installation.
The behavior might happen when calling a specific action (as opening a project), and not necessarily when the software starts up.


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