Evaluation of Software on PXI(e) Controller After Restoring to Default

Updated Jan 3, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-8135


  • LabVIEW Professional
  • LabVIEW Full

Issue Details

I restored to a backup or rolled back the operating system on my Windows PXI(e) controller, and it put me into some sort of trail license with my development products. I logged into NI but it only extended my trial period.

Is this expected? Do I need to re-register my NI software?


Yes, it is expected after reverting the controller to its state when it was initially shipped you will have to re-enter your software serial number to activate LabVIEW and install/activate any other software necessary for your application.

Additional Information

If LabVIEW is not installed on the controller after restoration it must be downloaded and installed from the National Instruments downloads page prior to activation.


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