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NI-488.2 Drivers Prior to 17.6 for win 98

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Hello everyone,


I need to use a USB NI GPIB interface (GBIP-USB-HS) on Windows 98 and therefore I need NI-488.2 drivers prior to 17.6 which is not available on NI webpage. Download page only has NI-488.2 versions 17.6 and later for Win 10 and later.


How can I download an earlier version if it's required for my application? They say reach out to NI Support but could anyone please tell me how to request for it?


Thanks a lot.

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Can't guarantee what versions are and are not present, but poke around here:



"It’s the questions that drive us.”
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I checked my old NI488.2 and the version that first supported GPIB-USB-HS was 2.4.
However, according to the Readme, 2.4 does not support Windows98.
Therefore, Windows2000 or later is required to use GPIB-USB-HS.


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Thank you so much. I am going to check them today.

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Thank you. I will check it today and I will let you know the result.

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There I found the driver I was looking for! Thank you so much

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I used version 2.2 and it worked for me!

Thank you so much for your time!

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