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.
how do you do this?
i cant seem to find run .exe
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?
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.a question..........if i have the 805 version of VAG COM.....Can i use the cable that Ecs sells???or i have to buy the Ross Tech???
To update what I posted earlier in the thread, I now have my laptop back from repair with Win 7(RC) installed.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.
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.
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.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.
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...