Installing the FRC Game Tools

The FRC Game Tools contains the following software components: LabVIEW Update, FRC Driver Station, and FRC Utilities. The LabVIEW runtime components required for the Driver Station and Utilities are included in this package. No components from the LabVIEW Software for FRC package 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/en-us/support/downloads/drivers/download.frc-game-tools.html

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If you wish to install on other machines offline, do not click the Download button, click Individual Offline Installers and then click Download, to download the full installer.

.NET Framework 4.6.2

The Game Tools 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 FRC Game Tools, restarting the installer if necessary.

Welcome

Starting Install

Run the downloaded exe file to start the install process. Click “Yes” if a Windows Security prompt

Right click on the downloaded iso file and select mount. Run install.exe from the mounted iso. Click “Yes” if a Windows Security prompt

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Note

other installed programs may associate with iso files and the mount option may not appear. If that software does not give the option to mount or extract the iso file, then follow the directions in the “Offline Installer (Windows 7, 8, & 8.1)” tab.

Install 7-Zip (download here). As of the writing of this document, the current released version is 19.00 (2019-02-21). Right click on the downloaded iso file and select Extract to.

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Run install.exe from the extracted folder. Click “Yes” if a Windows Security prompt 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

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.