How Do I Uninstall a Driver Created With VISA Driver Development Wizard?

Updated May 2, 2018

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Driver

  • NI-VISA

Issue Details

I have created a hardware driver with the VISA Driver Development Wizard and would now like to uninstall it.  I have deleted the .inf files that the wizard created, but my device is still showing up in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX).  How can I uninstall this driver?

Solution

To completely uninstall this driver from your system, first find the device in the Device Manager. 

Then right-click the device model name for the instance that you would like to uninstall, and select Uninstall.  This will prevent this driver from being used any longer.  However to completely uninstall this driver, you might also want to delete the .inf files that were created.  By default, these files get saved to <User Documents>\My Documents\National Instruments\NI-VISA\prefix where prefix is the prefix you specify in the wizard.

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