When I Install NI VISA Does It Also Install the NI 488.2 Driver

Updated Dec 7, 2022

Reported In


  • GPIB Cable


  • NI-488.2

Issue Details

I'm using a GPIB device, and installed NI VISA, but I am seeing the following error/message:

Error: Windows does not have a driver associated with your device

I made the assumption that when I install NI VISA it would install the 488.2 driver as well. Was I wrong and what is the latest version of it that I should use? 


Anytime you are working with GPIB devices, you need to have both the NI VISA and 488.2 drivers installed. It is important to install both of these drivers before adding new GPIB devices so that Windows can recognize them.