Expired and inactive software shown on LabVIEW start-up screen

Updated Oct 18, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Professional
  • JKI VI Package Manager
  • Package Manager

Issue Details

  • Every time I open LabVIEW, a window entitled "Third Party Add-ons" appears. This window shows several toolkits that are in evaluation mode or expired. I don't need these toolkits, but I would prefer not to have software downloaded  that is not activated.
  • I have a LabVIEW add-on or LabVIEW toolkit installed that is unlicensed or unactivated, and I am forced to acknowledge that the testing period has expired on the start-up screen each time I open LabVIEW. Is there a way to stop this?

Solution

  • This message will stop popping up upon opening of LabVIEW if you delete the toolkits and/or add-ons from the computer using NI Package Manager. This can by done by following these steps:
  1. Open Add/Remove Programs in Windows.
  2. Select National Instruments Software. (On Windows 10, you will have to click "Uninstall" twice; this will not uninstall all National Instruments Software.)
  3. NI Package Manager will open. Under the 'Installed' tab you will see all of the NI software on the computer. Select which toolkits you'd like to remove and click the 'Remove" button.
 
  • If you're working with third party add-ons and toolkits, the activation pop-up window can be bypassed by activating or removing the toolkits in VI Package Manager. In some versions of LabVIEW, you can also simply click the "Do not show this dialog again" button in the bottom left corner of the pop-up window (seen below). Activating the software is the only way to make these toolkits actually usable.

 

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