NI Package Manager wants to Uninstall Localized versions of LabVIEW 2021 when Installing other NI Software Components.

Updated Feb 17, 2022

A problem has been identified that causes localized (non-English) versions of LabVIEW 2021 to be uninstalled when installing other software components.

The following installers have been identified as wanting to uninstall LabVIEW 2021:
  • NI-FlexRIO 21.5
  • NI-FlexRIO Integrated IO 21.5
  • LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for High-Speed Serial Instruments 21.5
  • PXIe-7899 API and Design Files 21.5
  • NI R Series Multifunction RIO 21.5
  • LabVIEW Instrument Design Libraries for Reconfigurable Oscilloscopes 21.5
  • LabVIEW Sound and Vibration Toolkit 21.5
  
The issue can be resolved in 1 of 2 ways:
  • Upgrade to LabVIEW 2021 SP1
  • Update a LabVIEW Help (.chm) file for the localized version of LabVIEW 2021 you have installed.   
Detailed information on how to implement both options are given below.

Upgrade LabVIEW 2021 to SP1
  
  1. Download LabVIEW 2021 SP1 from the NI download page.
  2. Close any NI applications that are currently open.
  3. Run the LabVIEW 2021 SP1 installer.
  4. Once installation has completed, you can install other NI software components.
  
Update a Help File for LabVIEW 2021
  
  1. Download the installer (.nipkg file) for the language of your LabVIEW 2021 installation.
    1. German - ni-labview-2021-helpchm-de_21.1.0.49472-0+f320_windows_x64.nipkg
    2. French - ni-labview-2021-helpchm-fr_21.1.0.49472-0+f320_windows_x64.nipkg
    3. Japanese - ni-labview-2021-helpchm-ja_21.1.0.49472-0+f320_windows_x64.nipkg
    4. Korean - ni-labview-2021-helpchm-ko_21.1.0.49472-0+f320_windows_x64.nipkg
    5. Simplified Chinese - ni-labview-2021-helpchm-zh-cn_21.1.0.49472-0+f320_windows_x64.nipkg
  2. Close any NI applications that are currently open.
  3. Run the the .nipkg file (Instructions)
  4. Once installation has completed, you can install other NI software components.

When one of the above options has been implemented, other software components can be installed. LabVIEW 2021, or 2021 SP1 will not be removed.