LabWindows™/CVI™ Error "You Must Install Microsoft Windows SDK"

Updated Nov 15, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabWindows/CVI

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Windows SDK

Issue Details

I'm trying to use LabWindows/CVI, and it is giving me the following error message:

"To build a project, you must install Microsoft Windows SDK 8.1. For more information, visit ni.com/info and enter Info Code DownloadMSDTWindowsSDK"​


How do I fix this error?

Solution

  • Run the sdksetup.exe file that is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\MSDTRedistributables\Bootstrappers\8.1. This executable should install the Windows SDK manually.
  • Force reinstall your LabWindows/CVI installation according to the Force Reinstall Knowledge Base Article.

Additional Information

CVI should install the Windows SDK by default, but it is possible that the SDK can install incorrectly or be removed after the install. The force reinstall will ensure that the SDK installs correctly.

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