Installing the FRC Update Suite

The FRC Update Suite contains the following software components: LabVIEW Update, FRC Driver Station, and FRC Utilities. If an FRC LabVIEW installation is found, the LabVIEW Update will be installed or updated, otherwise this step will be skipped. The FRC Driver Station and FRC Utilities will always be installed or updated. The LabVIEW runtime components required for the driver station and utilities is included in this package. No components from the LabVIEW Merged Suite are required for running either the Driver Station or Utilities.

Note

The Driver Station will only work on Windows 7, Windows 8,Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. It will not work on Windows XP.

Downloading the Update

Download the update from https://www.ni.com/download/first-robotics-software-2017/7904/en/

Note

Note: This download will require the decryption key from the Kickoff broadcast.

Note

Beta teams will download the update from teamforge.

.NET Framework 4.6.2

The Update installer may prompt that .NET Framework 4.6.2 needs to be updated or installed. Follow prompts on-screen to complete the installation, including rebooting if requested. Then resume the installation of the NI FRC Update, restarting the installer if necessary.

Welcome

Right click on the downloaded zip file and select Extract All. If you downloaded the encrypted zip file, you will be prompted for the encryption key which will be released at Kickoff. Open the extracted folder and any subfolders until you reach the folder containing “install” (may say “install.exe” on some machines). Double click on the setup icon to launch the installer. Click “Yes” if a Windows Security prompt appears.

NI Package Manager License

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If you see this screen, click “Next”

Disable Windows Fast Startup

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If you see this screen, click “Next”

NI Package Manager Review

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If you see this screen, click “Next”

NI Package Manager Installation

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Installation progress of the NI Package Manager will be tracked in this window

Product List

Product List

Click “Next”. There is no need to de-select “LabVIEW Update” for C++ or Java teams, if you do not have the base LabVIEW installation (because you are not programming in LabVIEW) this installation will be skipped automatically.

Additional Software

Additional Software

If you see this screen, click “Next”

License Agreements

License Agreements

Select “I accept…” then click “Next”

License Agreements Page 2

License Agreements Page 2

If you see this screen, select “I accept…” then click “Next”

Review Summary

Review Summary

Click Next

Detail Progress

Detail Progress

Detail Progress

Installation Summary

Installation Summary

click Close

NI Activation Wizard

NI Activation Wizard

Log into your ni.com account. If you don’t have an account, select ‘Create account’ to create a free account.

NI Activation Wizard (2)

NI Activation Wizard 2

Enter the serial number. Click “Activate”. Note: If this is the first time activating this year’s software on this account, you will see the message shown above about a valid license not being found. You can ignore this.

NI Activation Wizard (3)

NI Activation Wizard 3

If your products activate successfully, an “Activation Successful” message will appear. If the serial number was incorrect, it will give you a text box and you can re-enter the number and select “Try Again”. If everything activated successfully, click “Next”.

NI Activation Wizard (4)

NI Activation Wizard 4

Click “Close”.

NI Update Service

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You will be prompted whether to enable the NI update service. You can choose to not enable the update service.

Reboot to Complete Installation

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If prompted, Select “Reboot Now” after closing any open programs.