Download Older Versions of NI Software

Updated Apr 22, 2022

  • How do I download previous versions of software from NI?
  • I am looking to download NI software that is no longer available on How do I get access to legacy software?
  • I lost my NI's media (CD, DVD, USB). How can I download the software I already purchased in the past?
  • When trying to download an old version of NI Software, the Download button is greyed out and I get the following message:
Previous versions are available only to customers with an active service program. Purchase or renew your service program to access locked versions.


To download and access older versions of NI software, you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Have an active service program.
    • This could be included with your Volume License Agreement. Reach out to your Software Admin to get added to the account. 
  2. Have an user account with your Serial Number registered.
The ability to download older versions of software depends on maintaining active service program or software subscription. A serial number for the software product version alone is insufficient. NI provides you with a copy of the software at the time of purchase. If you maintain an active service program, NI will provide the additional service of keeping a library of software available online. If you choose not to maintain an active service program, you must manage your installation media yourself. Therefore, simply registering a serial number will not guarantee you access to old NI software, even if it will activate the older software. 
  • If you do not fulfill these requirements and are interested in purchasing or renewing your service program and/or software subscription, contact NI Sales.
  • Additionally, you may be able to purchase a physical media copy of the software.
    • If you do have an active service program, you can order the physical media at no cost.


Download Your Software

Note: If you have an active service program, and need a version of NI software older than what is available on the NI website, please contact NI support
  • Alternatively, if you have the installer for your needed software on another computer, you can transfer the installer folder to the target computer and run the installer. Note, you will still need to activate this software.
  1. Sign in to your account associated with your active service program. See the Requirements above for more information.
    1. If you have not already, add your serial number associated with your service program to your My NI User Account.
  2. Go to the download page of the software you're looking for.
  3. Set the appropriate software version, bitness, and OS setting (if applicable). You should now see the option to download

If you have followed all of the troubleshooting steps and your license is still not activating, please send an email to with your contact information and serial number. If you have further issues, please contact NI technical support.


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