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LabView for Students

Fall 2017 - there is a new process for obtaining the Student Version of LabView.  It is no longer available from the National Instruments website. You can obtain it from OIT for no charge.  The research version can be purchased from OIT.

Instructions for obtaining the Student Version of LabView.


1)    Fill out request form here
  • The link you want to click on is “Free Research Software for Students” under Research Software. 
  • The link you want to click on is Free Research Software for Students under "Research Software"
2)    Click on LabView for students
  • Check the box and click on Order Now, it should be free.         
  • Otherwise, make sure you're logged into your UCI account when viewing the webpage.




3)    Check Email for Further Instructions
  • You'll eventually receive an email stating that your request for the software has been approved. Keep this Email. It will contain a link to a site with further instructions, click on the link in step 2.
4)    Download Academic Software
  • Download the LabView program and use the authorization code emailed to you. The code is towards the bottom of the email.
5)    Install
  • Open the file downloaded named "2017LV"
  • "Open" when prompted. Proceed through installation using default settings. "Yes" when finished unzipping. Installer should now start.
  • Fill out with your name and UC Irvine. 
  • Then input authorization code for LabView 2017 (Base). Continue with installation accepting all conditions until program starts installing.
  • Decline installing support. You should now be in the NI Licensing Wizard. Create your own NI account. After logging in to that account in the wizard, click on the link on the lower left “Enter Serial Numbers”
  • Click Activate and it should display "Activation Successful"
  • Continue until asked to restart your computer, after restarting you should be able to use LabView