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.
The LabVIEW for myRIO Module is a software package that allows you to develop NI myRIO applications by using LabVIEW.
In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the myRIO Module has the following requirements:
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2013.
Complete the following steps to install the LabVIEW for myRIO Module on a development computer.
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:
The USBLAN device driver should now appear under Network adapters in the Windows Device Manager.
National Instruments posts information about critical updates and security notifications on
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.
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about the myRIO Module.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the myRIO Module are located in the
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.
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:
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.com/windows8.
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 ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:
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Report Date: 05/31/2013
Last Updated: 09/10/2013
Document ID: 69UEBE0Q