Although you can upgrade small applications to a new version of LabVIEW by installing the new version and then loading your VIs, National Instruments recommends a more rigorous upgrade process to ensure that you can detect and correct upgrade difficulties as efficiently as possible.
|Tip This process is especially beneficial for large LabVIEW applications that control or monitor critical operations; cannot afford extended down time; use multiple modules, toolkits, or drivers; or are saved in an unsupported version of LabVIEW. Refer to the National Instruments website at ni.com/info and enter the Info Code lifecycle for information about which versions of LabVIEW still receive mainstream support.|
|Note To upgrade from LabVIEW 5.1 or earlier, you must first upgrade to an intermediate version of LabVIEW. Refer to the NI Developer Zone at ni.com for more information about upgrading from your specific legacy version of LabVIEW.|