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

Updated Feb 15, 2018

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Software

  • 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. 

Solution

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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