Which Installation File Should I Use When Installing LabVIEW Run-Time

Updated Mar 13, 2018

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  • LabVIEW Run-Time Engine

Issue Details

I would like to install LabVIEW Run-Time however after downloading the installation file I found there were two different installation files .exe and .msi. Which installation file do I use to install the Software?


Both file formats can be used to install the software - they just do it differently.

Additional Information

  • A MSI file is an executable file that is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software on modern Microsoft Windows systems. MSI is short for Microsoft Installer.
  • An EXE file is a short for ‘executable’ and has an .exe extension. The main purpose of an executable file is to install or run files that are already installed on the computer.


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