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LabVIEW 2013 for myRIO Module Readme

Primary Software: LabVIEW Toolkits>>LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit
Primary Software Version: 2013
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

I have not installed the LabVIEW for myRIO Module. Can I still access the readme file?

The LabVIEW 2013 for myRIO Module readme file is attached below and also installs with the module. The readme document provides an overview of the module and describes any last-minute installation instructions.

This file contains important information about the LabVIEW 2013 for myRIO Module, including system requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.


System Requirements

Installation Instructions

Known Issues

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

How to Use NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8

NI Software Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003


The LabVIEW for myRIO Module is a software package that allows you to develop NI myRIO applications by using LabVIEW.

System Requirements

In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the myRIO Module has the following requirements:

  • LabVIEW 2013 Student, Full, or Professional Development System (32-bit)
  • LabVIEW 2013 Real-Time Module
  • At least 2 GB of disk space in addition to the LabVIEW-recommended minimum.
  • One of the following operating systems for application development:
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP Pro (Service Pack 3)
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)


  • The myRIO Module is compatible with 32-bit LabVIEW only. Therefore, you must have 32-bit LabVIEW installed even if you use a 64-bit OS.
  • You might need more memory than the LabVIEW-recommended minimum depending on the size of the application you design in LabVIEW on the host computer.
  • Support for Windows Server 2003 R2 may require disabling physical address extensions (PAE). Refer to the National Instruments website for information about how this might affect your use of Windows Server 2003 R2 and what actions you might have to take.
  • The myRIO Module does not support the Windows Server non-R2 editions.

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2013.

Installation Instructions

Complete the following steps to install the LabVIEW for myRIO Module on a development computer.

  1. Log in to the development computer as an administrator or as a user with administrative privileges.
  2. Insert the NI myRIO Software Suite DVD 1.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to install and activate the myRIO Module.

Installing the USBLAN Driver in Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

You must manually install the USBLAN driver before using the NI myRIO with Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Complete the following steps to install the USBLAN driver:

Note  Before completing the following steps, make sure that you have downloaded and installed the KB 931125 package from Microsoft. For more information, refer to the Workarounds and Recommendations section of KB 65O8AH55, Why Are National Instruments Installers Failing on Windows XP and Server 2003 Machines?.
  1. Connect the NI myRIO to your computer after you install the LabVIEW for myRIO Module.
  2. In the Found New Hardware Wizard, select No, not this time and click Next.
  3. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
  4. Select Include this location in the search and navigate to the National Instruments\CompactRIO\Staging\USBLAN\XP directory.
  5. Click Next to install the USBLAN driver. Click Continue Anyway when you see the Windows Logo testing warning.
  6. Click Finish.

The USBLAN device driver should now appear under Network adapters in the Windows Device Manager.

myRIO Module Updates and Notifications

National Instruments posts information about critical updates and security notifications on Visit and enter Info Code updates to access this information.

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the National Instruments website for an up-to-date list of known issues in the myRIO Module.

Accessing the Help

Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about the myRIO Module.

Finding Examples

Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the myRIO Module are located in the labview\examples\myRIO directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.

For more information, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

How to Use NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8

When you install National Instruments software on Microsoft Windows 8, you will notice a few additional tiles on the Start screen, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), and the new NI Launcher.

Using NI Launcher

NI Launcher helps you find and launch installed NI products. It provides you with a method of finding NI products similar to the Start menu in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. To use NI Launcher, click the NI Launcher tile on the Start screen. NI Launcher launches the desktop and opens a menu containing a list of NI products. Click any NI product to launch it.

Note  MAX does not appear as a desktop shortcut when installed on Microsoft Windows 8. You can launch MAX either from the Start screen or from within NI Launcher.

Pinning Frequently Used Applications

For convenience, you can pin your most-used NI applications, such as MAX, to either the Start screen or the Taskbar on the desktop, as necessary:

Current Application Icon Location Pin to Action
Windows 8 Desktop Desktop Taskbar Right-click application and select Pin to Taskbar
Windows 8 Desktop Start screen Right-click application and select Pin to Start
Windows 8 Start screen Desktop Taskbar Right-click application and select Pin to taskbar from the menu bar on the bottom of the screen

Finding All Programs

If you want to find a particular application or related files, such as documentation files, from the Start screen, you can access all installed files by right-clicking anywhere on the Start screen and selecting All apps. A list of all installed software and related files appears, in alphabetical order by creator or type.

For more information about NI support for Windows 8, visit

NI LabVIEW for myRIO Module Drops Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 in 2016

National Instruments LabVIEW for myRIO Module will drop support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 as of July 1, 2016. Versions of the myRIO Module that ship after July 1, 2016 will not install or run on Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit and enter one of the following Info Codes:

Product Info Code
NI LabVIEW lifecycle
NI LabWindows™/CVI™ cvi_lifecycle
NI Measurement Studio mstudiolifecycle
NI TestStand tslcp
NI DIAdem ddlcp
NI SignalExpress selcp
NI VeriStand nivslifecycle

Important Information


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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.


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For patents covering the National Instruments products/technology, refer to the appropriate location: Help»Patents in your software, the patents.txt file on your media, or the National Instruments Patent Notice at

Related Links:
Drivers and Updates: MyRIO
KnowledgeBase 65O8AH55: Why Are National Instruments Installers Failing on Windows XP and Server 2003 Machines?
KnowledgeBase 4CJDP38M: Automating the Installation of a Single Installer
KnowledgeBase 4GGGDQH0: Automating the Installation of a Suited Installer
KnowledgeBase 4CJDR18M: How Can I Determine the Type and Version of My National Instruments Installer?



Report Date: 05/31/2013
Last Updated: 09/10/2013
Document ID: 69UEBE0Q

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