Use the NI Activation Wizard to obtain an activation code for your software. You can launch the NI Activation Wizard two ways:
|Note If your software is a part of a Volume License Agreement (VLA), contact your VLA administrator for installation and activation instructions.|
Activation is the process of obtaining an activation code to enable your software to run on your computer. An activation code is an alphanumeric string that verifies the software, version, and computer ID to enable features on your computer. Activation codes are unique and are valid on only one computer.
The NI Activation Wizard is a part of NI License Manager that steps you through the process of enabling software to run on your machine.
Your serial number uniquely identifies your purchase of NI software. You can find your serial number on the Certificate of Ownership included in your software kit. If your software kit does not include a Certificate of Ownership, you can find your serial number on the product packing slip or on the shipping label.
If you have installed a previous version using your serial number, you can find the serial number by selecting the Help»About menu item within the application or by selecting your product within NI License Manager (Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager). You can also contact your local National Instruments branch.
The computer ID contains unique information about your computer. National Instruments requires this information to enable your software. You can find your computer ID through the NI Activation Wizard or by using NI License Manager, as follows:
For more information about product activation and licensing refer to ni.com/activate.