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Old 10-29-18, 08:58 PM
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I gave the wrong link in my previous post about running Techstream on 64 bit window. Here is the correct link :

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1920724
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Old 10-30-18, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by GmanSC View Post
I gave the wrong link in my previous post about running Techstream on 64 bit window. Here is the correct link :

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1920724
i am going to give this a try! It is very detailed but I want to give it a shot for the challenge! I will install it on a quad core, 64bit win10 Machine...Again, THANK YOU Gman!

folks, here is an alternative, Gman, I know you didn’t like this alternative, but it’s an option.
i contacted an eBay seller and this is how he gets around the 64bit problem.

From the eBay seller:
you will receive instructions on how to setup free VMWare Player software. You download and install vmware player. Then you download the pre-created virtual machine. You follow the instructions and setup the Virtual Machine on your laptop (it will take you 5 minutes max). Techstream and the drivers are pre-installed and activated on the virtual machine you will download. You will not need to configure anything.

The benefit is the pre-installed and pre-activated environment with the latest version of Techstream. It will run natively without issues on windows 10 x64 as i have tested it, but windows 7 x86 is a more stable environment for the software as it does need some work by the developer for x64 environments.

in other words, it’s pretty much plug and play and I like the way he tackled the problem. I work with Virtual Machines at work all the time and they work well.

he also sells it with the latest or very recent TechStream version.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-VCI-J2...-/123283710923
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Old 10-30-18, 07:36 AM
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My seller,
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, did the modification via Teamviewer in less than 5 minutes.
The only bad thing is his cable cost $56.99. I guess you pay for the service.
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i am going to give this a try! It is very detailed but I want to give it a shot for the challenge! I will install it on a quad core, 64bit win10 Machine...Again, THANK YOU Gman!

folks, here is an alternative, Gman, I know you didnít like this alternative, but itís an option.
i contacted an eBay seller and this is how he gets around the 64bit problem.

From the eBay seller:
you will receive instructions on how to setup free VMWare Player software. You download and install vmware player. Then you download the pre-created virtual machine. You follow the instructions and setup the Virtual Machine on your laptop (it will take you 5 minutes max). Techstream and the drivers are pre-installed and activated on the virtual machine you will download. You will not need to configure anything.

The benefit is the pre-installed and pre-activated environment with the latest version of Techstream. It will run natively without issues on windows 10 x64 as i have tested it, but windows 7 x86 is a more stable environment for the software as it does need some work by the developer for x64 environments.

in other words, itís pretty much plug and play and I like the way he tackled the problem. I work with Virtual Machines at work all the time and they work well.

he also sells it with the latest or very recent TechStream version.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-VCI-J2...-/123283710923
That may be the most recent TechStream version, but the cable firmware version is 1.4 not the version 2. The 1.4 has presented a problem for many of us.
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Thanks Gman. I saw that (or one similar) link also and decided that I'm not computer savvy enough to feel comfortable taking that on.

Sounds like you may be on to some there Bgw.

Thanks to both of you for your persistence in following this matter. I do find it amazing that they haven't released something that will work with pcs that are less than 10 years old though.
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Old 10-30-18, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by iolmaster View Post
That may be the most recent TechStream version, but the cable firmware version is 1.4 not the version 2. The 1.4 has presented a problem for many of us.
you lost me here boss man. Not sure how the content of what I wrote had anything to do with cable firmware versions.
Please edit your post and provide more details of what you are referring too...bring it down to the 101 level so I can understand...
thanks!
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I think Iolmaster might have a point. I don't know that firmware version 1.4 has anything to do with the problem of connecting with MVCI using 64 bit Win 10. Since the cable is interfaced between the car and the Techstream software, it might.
I don't have the 1.4 cable anymore (gave away to my bro), otherwise, I can easily verify this. Let me ask him to bring back the cable this weekend and I will test it out.
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Originally Posted by Bgw70 View Post


you lost me here boss man. Not sure how the content of what I wrote had anything to do with cable firmware versions.
Please edit your post and provide more details of what you are referring too...bring it down to the 101 level so I can understand...
thanks!
You did not write about this. It is in the link you posted. The vendor has specified the cable firmware version as 1.4. There is a newer version 2 that is available also. Many of us (including me) have had issues with the 1.4 firmware not being able to communicate with our car. When we switched to the firmware version 2 all was well. This has been documented in other threads by other people as well.
And yes, the cable firmware version has nothing to do with the issues with the 64 bit drivers. It is my opinion that a 32 bit system with the firmware version 2 on the cable is the most likely to be successful.
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Originally Posted by GmanSC View Post
Guys,
I have the software 13.00.02, the Keygen file, and the VMCI file on the mini disk. How do I share them to you?
BGW mention using the Cloud. I have ICloud, so how do I do ?
I could help you get the disk image uploaded. Pm me.
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Installed 12.20.024 on my new to me netbook. Cable arrived today, says firmware 1.4.1, will hook it up later and confirm it works. Have to register my new tpms sensors.


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Originally Posted by mnewxcv View Post
Installed 12.20.024 on my new to me netbook. Cable arrived today, says firmware 1.4.1, will hook it up later and confirm it works. Have to register my new tpms sensors.
show us the page where you choose setup on the Techstream homepage in your picture.

see what VIM selections you have.

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Originally Posted by Bgw70 View Post


show us the page where you choose setup on the Techstream homepage in your picture.

see what VIM selections you have.

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when you click on xhorse and then details what do you get?
you should see the firmware details of your device.
Also, is your computer 32 or 64 bit and what OS?
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Originally Posted by Bgw70 View Post


when you click on xhorse and then details what do you get?
you should see the firmware details of your device.
Also, is your computer 32 or 64 bit and what OS?
1.4.1, windows 7 32bit.
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1.4.1, windows 7 32bit.
Did your cable arrive? Did you make a connection?
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