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This is more of an annoyance than a bug perhaps, but a lot of the old toolkits don't install correctly on newer machines anymore. I got my LV 8.2 CDs and was doing the installs this morning, and a bunch of the old toolkit installers just won't run. (Ex. the old SPC toolkit gives windows errors in Win2K because it uses a 16-bit app.) Does anyone else run any of the older toolkits, and if so what kind of workarounds did you come up with for getting them to install?

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My trick for installing the SPC Toolkit is to copy the installer to my local hard drive and run it from there. Using this method, I have installed the SPC Toolkit to Windows XP with LabVIEW 8.2 with no problems.

-D

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My trick for installing the SPC Toolkit is to copy the installer to my local hard drive and run it from there. Using this method, I have installed the SPC Toolkit to Windows XP with LabVIEW 8.2 with no problems.

-D

The whole toolkit installation process is kind of a pain if you want to have them installed in multiple versions on the same computer. The CD install only lets you install one version at a time.

So What is the easiest way to install all the developer suite toolkits in versions 6.1 to 8.2 on the same computer?

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We're aware of the issues regarding installing multiple toolkits to different LabVIEW versions...it's something we're looking into addressing with future versions of LabVIEW and the toolkits. For now, I can direct you to this KnowledgeBase entry which gives a method for installing a toolkit to multiple LabVIEW versions.

Good luck,

-D

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We're aware of the issues regarding installing multiple toolkits to different LabVIEW versions...it's something we're looking into addressing with future versions of LabVIEW and the toolkits. For now, I can direct you to this KnowledgeBase entry which gives a method for installing a toolkit to multiple LabVIEW versions.

Good luck,

-D

[rant]

Add my name to the list of those annoyed with the fact that this issue hasn't been resolved yet (and it's existed for several years, and versions of LV). :throwpc:

The statement "Installing toolkits to multiple versions of LabVIEW is not supported." from the linked KB entry is a bit ripe, given that certain (newer) toolkits gladly support installation to multiple versions - it's just the old ones whose installer hasn't been update which don't. Of course now I notice this article was written in 2001, when this statement was probably entirely true, but that just means the issue has existed for 5 years now ... and this is still the only solution. :thumbdown:

OK ...

[/rant]

... I'll stop ranting now,

Jaegen

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The whole toolkit installation process is kind of a pain if you want to have them installed in multiple versions on the same computer. The CD install only lets you install one version at a time.

So What is the easiest way to install all the developer suite toolkits in versions 6.1 to 8.2 on the same computer?

My solution was to install them in a specific LabVIEW version and then copy all the files from this version to all other LabVIEW installations manually. Is a bit of work but much less than this stupid install, rename, uninstall carussel.

Rolf Kalbermatter

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