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Legacy: NI-488.2 Getting Started Wizard

Launching It

There are several ways to launch the NI-488.2 Getting Started Wizard:

  1. Install a GPIB plug and play board. When you reboot your system, the NI-488.2 Getting Started Wizard should launch automatically,

  2. Go to Start » Programs » National Instruments » NI-488.2 and run the Getting Started Wizard:

    Start Menu -- Getting Started Wizard


  3. In the Measurement & Automation Explorer, select Help » Getting Started » NI-488.2 Getting Started Wizard.

  4. Right-click on a GPIB board listed in the Measurement & Automation Explorer and select "NI-488.2 Getting Started Wizard" from the pop-up menu:

    MAX Pop-up 1



What It Does

The NI-488.2 Getting Started Wizard will lead you through these steps:

Getting Started Wizard


  1. Verify your hardware and software installation
    This step launches the NI-488.2 Troubleshooting Wizard.

  2. Communicate with your instrument
    This step guides you through the use of the NI-488.2 Communicator

  3. Learn more about National Instruments software
    This step is not actually part of the installation process, but it gives you a chance to learn more about the National Instruments evaluation software that is included on the NI-488.2 CD.

    Note: Newer versions of NI-488.2 may not have this option in the NI-488.2 Getting Started Wizard.


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