How to Silently Uninstall Software With NI Package Manager CLI

Updated Nov 23, 2023



  • Package Manager

Operating System

  • Windows


Command Prompt

This article explains how to silently uninstall NI software using the NI Package Manager Command Line Interface.

  • Open a Command Prompt window as administrator and then navigate to the C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package Manager directory. 
  • To uninstall specific packages, run the nipkg remove --allow-uninstall --yes <package> command. Replace with the actual name of the package you want to remove. For example, the following command will uninstall LabVIEW 2020 and VIPM: nipkg remove --allow-uninstall --yes ni-labview-2020-core-x86-en ni-vipm.
  • (Optional) To uninstall all NI software, run the following command: 
    • to remove all the NI software including the NI Package Manager  nipkg remove --force-essential --force-locked --yes.
    • to remove all the NI SW without removing the NI Package Manager nipkg remove --yes.
  • (Optional) Review the help documentation of the remove command by entering the following command: nipkg help remove.

Completing the above steps now you should have all or certain NI Software uninstalled from your PC.