Installing LabVIEW for FRC 2014
Note: This installation is for teams programming in LabVIEW or using NI Vision Assistant only. C++ and Java teams not using these features do not need to install from the DVD.
OPTIONAL - Download installer
The installer for LabVIEW for FRC 2014 have been posted online this year in addition to the DVD. You can download the installer from http://www.ni.com/download/labview-for-frc-14.0/4515/en, unzip the download then proceed with the installation instructions in this document.
OPTIONAL - Copy Disc contents to local drive
If you wish to speed up the usage of the DVD to pass to others for installation or minimize the risk of DVD drive errors stalling or aborting the installation process, you may copy the contents of the DVD to a local hard disk or external drive before beginning the installation. The entire contents of the disk may be copied using Windows file copy tools, you do not need to copy the disk as an ISO then mount it. To begin the installation after copying, locate the Autorun.exe file in the root folder and double click it to launch the installer.
Open My Computer and double click on the DVD drive to launch the installer.
Select installation option
License Agreements 2
Serial Number Confirmation
Enter your NI.Com profile information and click Next or select the button to create a new profile and follow the prompts. Note that one profile may be associated with more than one installation of the LabVIEW software (meaning a single mentor can create an account and use that information on each install for that team).
If prompted, reboot your computer to complete the installation process.
NI Update Service
On occasion you may see alerts from the NI Update Service about patches to LabVIEW. The majority of these updates are patches to functionality of LabVIEW not typically used in FRC (even those marked as critical or urgent). You are welcome to click the links for the patch notes and choose to install some or all of these patches, however FRC will communicate any recommended updates through our usual channels (Frank's Blog, Team Updates or E-mail Blasts).