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Vag-com on Vista

m0rk

sarcasm comes free
Site Owner
May 19, 2001
27,784
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Clanfield, UK
Run .exe to install – (once installed, right click on the icon, and select to run as WinXP SP2, 'run as administrator' and hit 'ok') << that is just for Vista.
have

how do you do this?
i cant seem to find run .exe


the icon should be on the desktop, and you can set it from there

Or wherever you installed it, C:/VAG-COM etc
 

OFI

Active Member
Sep 5, 2007
350
0
Salisbury
so whats run as .exe?
i can find run as administrator but not .exe or winxp sp2
sorry im just useless with this sort of thing.
am i doing it right?
:cartman:

He's just saying to run the install like any other application ;-)

.exe is the filename extension used for Windows applications. Double click it.
 

Hypersonic

Guest
a question..........if i have the 805 version of VAG COM.....Can i use the cable that Ecs sells???:funk:or i have to buy the Ross Tech???[:@]
 

Theresias

Full Member
a question..........if i have the 805 version of VAG COM.....Can i use the cable that Ecs sells???:funk:or i have to buy the Ross Tech???[:@]
Just having the software doesn't get you anywhere, actually everybody is free to grab the current version from our website for free. However, it won't work until being used with proper interface hardware which is being sold by our authorized distributors around the world.

http://www.ross-tech.com/distributors.html

Or course you can always go the 3rd parts route and use the old versions 311/409, but you should keep this in mind...

http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/faq_3.html#3.3

Shareware:

- Cannot do Auto-Scan
- Won't display Text for all Fault Codes
- No Basic Settings (so no TBA, Xenon levelling, etc or checking timing on TDI's)
- No Adaptation Saving (so no changing of locking/lights/horn behavior)
- No Output Tests
- No Tech Support from Ross-Tech

Limitations of 311 and 409 even if Fully Registered:

- No Generic OBD-II
- Won't work with CAN-Bus vehicles
- Fewer fault code definitions and label files
- No built-in Activation (you'll be limited to a single PC)
- No Advanced Measuring Blocks
- No Direct Access for Adaptation and Basic Setting
- No Acceleration Measurement
- No Automated Service Reset
- No Session Log Capabilities
- No Support for Guided Readiness Scripts
- No Optical Bus Diagnosis
- No Battery/Gateway Coding/Long Coding Assistant
- No (Automatic) Updates
- No ECU Mileage Reading (EDC15/16)
- No Support for Windows Vista and Windows 7

...and some more minor things as well. ;)
 

OFI

Active Member
Sep 5, 2007
350
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Salisbury
Limitations of 311 and 409 even if Fully Registered:

- No Generic OBD-II
- Won't work with CAN-Bus vehicles
- Fewer fault code definitions and label files
- No built-in Activation (you'll be limited to a single PC)
- No Advanced Measuring Blocks
- No Direct Access for Adaptation and Basic Setting
- No Acceleration Measurement
- No Automated Service Reset
- No Session Log Capabilities
- No Support for Guided Readiness Scripts
- No Optical Bus Diagnosis
- No Battery/Gateway Coding/Long Coding Assistant
- No (Automatic) Updates
- No ECU Mileage Reading (EDC15/16)
- No Support for Windows Vista and Windows 7

...and some more minor things as well. ;)
To update what I posted earlier in the thread, I now have my laptop back from repair with Win 7(RC) installed.

I just tried Shareware 409 and it seems to have worked without any issues. It detected everything straight away, read some fault codes and showed some measuring blocks.

I want to buy the Full Registered version of 409 but with the manufacturer saying it doesn't work it's a little off putting!
 

OFI

Active Member
Sep 5, 2007
350
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Salisbury
Well i've made the purchase so fingers and toes crossed...

How long does it usually take to get a reg key?
 

Theresias

Full Member
Lets be realistic, version 409 was released in September 2004. At that time nobody was aware how Vista and Windows 7 would actually work and what to look for when programming for those operating systems. That is exactly why we do not provide any support for these versions of VAG-COM on the mentioned operating systems. ;) You will surely notice that all software works like that, but if you come across one that has programmers who are mind readers and can see the future before its here, feel free to refer them to us for a potential job offer. :D

Again, if you are using a current version of VCDS (that would be Release 908 at the moment) these are fully compatible to Windows Vista and Windows 7. The above restrictions only apply to old/outdated versions of the software.

BTW: The registration page says...

Response time: All activation requests must be processed by a human being. Assuming your data is correct and verifiable, your Activation should be sent to you via e-mail no later the end of the next business day. Note: "end of day" can be late in the evening sometimes.
 

ibizacupra

Jack-RIP my little Friend
Jul 25, 2001
31,328
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glos.uk
www.badger5.co.uk
one thing I see on vista and vcds is when logging I get one of the channels drop out for some seconds for no apparent reason, and then a different channel drop out when logging etc.

vcds never did this on xp on my older laptop

wondering what the problem is with this..
 

OFI

Active Member
Sep 5, 2007
350
0
Salisbury
Lets be realistic, version 409 was released in September 2004. At that time nobody was aware how Vista and Windows 7 would actually work and what to look for when programming for those operating systems. That is exactly why we do not provide any support for these versions of VAG-COM on the mentioned operating systems. ;) You will surely notice that all software works like that, but if you come across one that has programmers who are mind readers and can see the future before its here, feel free to refer them to us for a potential job offer. :D

Again, if you are using a current version of VCDS (that would be Release 908 at the moment) these are fully compatible to Windows Vista and Windows 7. The above restrictions only apply to old/outdated versions of the software.

BTW: The registration page says...
I understand it is a very old version of the software but the way the website is worded suggests the software doesn't work on Vista or XP. Not that it 'may' not work or hasn't been tested on them.

Obviously the shareware version is helpful for you to find out yourself :funk:

The latest versions although a nice idea are far out of my price range.

Not to find out why on earth my new card has been declined..
 

georgebibizafr

Active Member
Apr 12, 2009
137
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Cheshire uk.
I've bought several cables of ebay, none of which have worked even with shareware, it says my car is not OBD2 compatible? The cable works with the software, but doesn't seem to work with my car, tried lots of things and tried check compatibility, and it says my car isn't obd2 compatible, my car is a 54plate seat ibiza fr tdi 130 engine code asz. Any ideas anyone?
 
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