How to Silently Uninstall NI Software Using NI Package Manager

Updated Apr 8, 2021

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

  1. Open a Command Prompt window as administrator and then navigate to the C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package Manager directory. 
  2. 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.
  3. (Optional) To uninstall all NI software, run the following command: nipkg remove --force-essential --force-locked --yes.
  4. (Optional) Review the help documentation of the remove command by entering the following command: nipkg help remove.