What Do I Need to Run Stand-Alone LabVIEW Applications?

Updated Apr 5, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW 2011 Runtime
  • LabVIEW 2017 Full
  • LabVIEW Run-Time Engine
  • LabVIEW 2017 Run-Time Engine
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

I have developed an application with LabVIEW 2011; however now I upgraded my software version to LabVIEW 2017 running on Windows 7 PC. What do I need to install in order to run my old application on the same PC?


You can develop stand-alone applications (executables) that only require the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine to run on systems without LabVIEW installed. This means you should install LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 2011 in order to run your old program.