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Installing NI Software on Windows 7 Starter Edition

Primary Software:
Primary Software Version: 2.7
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

When I launch the NI Installer on Windows 7 Starter Edition, I get the following error message: This product does not support Windows Starter Edition. Consult the documentation for operating system requirements.

How can I install my NI Software on Windows 7 Starter Edition?

Windows 7 Starter Edition is a supported operating system for National Instruments products. If you have installation media for older products, you will need to modify a file to enable installation on Windows 7 Starter Edition.

To install NI software on Windows 7 Starter Edition, complete the following steps:
  1. Copy all NI Installer files for all products you wish to install to a location where you can modify them.
  2. Open setup.ini in a text editor such as Notepad. If you have a multiproduct installer, such as the LabVIEW Platform DVD or NI Developer Suite, first navigate to the Distributions directory. For each product you want to install, open the product directory and then open setup.ini in a text editor.
  3. Modify the [OS] section of the setup.ini file by adding the line
The following illustration displays the section of a setup.ini file that you should modify.

The following illustration displays the same setup.inifile after modification.

Note: Due to operating system limitations, NI does not recommend installing NI software on Windows XP Starter Edition or Vista Starter Edition.

Related Links:
White Paper: Frequently Asked Questions about Windows 7
White Paper: National Instruments Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 7


Report Date: 12/16/2009
Last Updated: 04/04/2014
Document ID: 54FHIPH0

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