No Operation To Be Performed in NI Package Manager

Updated May 28, 2021

Reported In


  • Package Manager

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

  • When I try to install NI software through NI Package Manager I get an error with the following message:
No operation to be performed.
  • I removed all NI software from my system and I am now trying to install NI Package Manager using the executable downloaded from When I run the setup file I get the following error:

Package is already installed. No operation will be performed.

How can I resolve this so I can install the software correctly?


This error can be resolved by following the below troubleshooting steps:
1 - This error can occur if the software is already installed on the system. It is possible to verify if it is already installed by:
  • Searching for the software application on the PC and being able to open it successfully. 
  • Following the steps in the Determine the Version of the NI Software Installed article to verify the software is installed via NI Measurement & Automation Explorer or the Windows Control Panel.
2 - In case the error message is related to software installed through NI Package Manager: In case the un-installation and re-installation of the software does not solve the issue, there might be a corrupted file on the Windows registry and a Windows (OS) re-install may be needed.