Can I Activate LabVIEW for Linux Using a LabVIEW for Windows Serial Number or Reverse?

Updated May 2, 2022

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows
  • Linux

Issue Details

I have purchased a LabVIEW license for Windows Operating System. Can I activate LabVIEW on Linux OS using the same Serial Number or reverse?


Beginning January 2022, NI software moved to subscription-based licenses and this license type allows access to LabVIEW on any OS (supported versions of Windows, Linux, and MacOS). 

In case you own an "old" perpetual license, you can not activate LabVIEW for Linux using a LabVIEW for Windows Serial Number or reverse. Consider creating a Windows Virtual Machine (VM) or submit a request for changing your license type by contacting your local distributor or NI Software Operations Team at email address.

Additional Information

LabVIEW for Linux is sold as a separate product to LabVIEW for Windows.

P/N 776678-35 LabVIEW Professional for Windows 
P/N 778249-35 LabVIEW Professional for Linux