Two Versions of A LabVIEW Add-On on the Same Computer

Updated Feb 15, 2018

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I know that you can have two versions of LabVIEW installed on your computer. However, when I try to install two versions of an add-on, such as the Vision Acquisition Software or the Report Generation Toolkit, only one is possible. If I install a newer version, it overwrites the older one. If I try to install an older one, I get the following message: 
This feature will not be installed. 

A higher version of this product is already installed on your computer. 


Although two versions of LabVIEW can coexist on the same machine, there can only be one version of add-on such as additional toolkits installed on the same machine. 

Additional Information

A possible workaround is to use a virtual machine which has one of the versions of LabVIEW and the add-on. 

Additionally, some add-ons are compatible with multiple versions of LabVIEW. Check the readme file for the add-on for more information.

Different versions of LabVIEW Modules, such as the Real-Time Module or the FPGA Module, can be installed on the same machine. 


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