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Wondered if anyone has managed to use autocom with windows 8.
I have tried but with no success, any tips would be welcome.

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Wondered if anyone has managed to use autocom with windows 8.
I have tried but with no success, any tips would be welcome.

Cheers Stu
yes it works you really do need to watch the included video file on the disc, you will prob need winzip as well and switch off antivirus and any connection to internet never run program while connected,, its just getting head around the prcess, as there are two patches that need to be copy'd in to file location after program is loaded, after that start program the screen will ask for series and password these are on the disc open with note pad, put these in this then will allow you to move on to registration,, once again back to the disc and open keygen a box will open,, going back to program you will click open a yes or no box will appear press yes save to desk top save it,, then go find that file drag and drop it in to the keygen box, then go back the program click to arrow again to move forward like before, it will once again say save yes or no this time click no,, then your program will load and your away with it, the first time it took me a few attempts to activate it,, i've got about 8 laptops now for all kinds of diagnostics and mapping programs i have autocom on windows 7 and 8 and 10 the latest one all work perfectly,, you might need to download K-lite codec package this will allow your pc to play any videos any formats
install video windows xp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnmXoOzPKyo
windows 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNJxYATlWi0
windows 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC7N9VvQ1tg
windows 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBOn54kp0To
 

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Bin Windows 8. It's shyte
Completely agree my first 8 laptop had an accident involving a club hammer this laptop just gathers dust, use a tablet most of the time but never had a car that needs so much to be done with diagnostics before. Have a very good selection of spanners and sockets though.
 

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I foolishly bought windows 8 when it was released and very quickly reverted back to windows 7. Windows 10 is ok but I much prefered XP and I run autocom on my xp toughbook as well as my windows 10 laptop
 

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I foolishly bought windows 8 when it was released and very quickly reverted back to windows 7. Windows 10 is ok but I much prefered XP and I run autocom on my xp toughbook as well as my windows 10 laptop
i've xp for running peugeot planet and citroen lexia also run kess on it and vagcom vida volvo as well, as well there's a lot software for cars that will only work on xp, only draw back i have found is limited ram that can be used on xp machines which makes them clunky on some stuff, i've got autocom mounted on all xp and win7 win 10 latest edition and it works very well on 8gb ram windows 10 laptop, no waiting for things to open up etc,, which when doing encoding it helps a lot or forced regens on dpf's,, up to 6 laptops and two pads and counting now and been told by wife no more as have a cupboard full of diagnostics and writing gear.. all because over the years so many car makers keep changing stuff to stop anyone working with it while their cars are fairly new,, i have a snap on solus as well which was overly priced was a birthday present from my dad few years ago.. the mad thing is the £58 autocom does 90% on what the all singing and dancing snap-on does at that was a £1500 price tag. sort of puts the autocom cdp plus in to a perspective,
 

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After several attempts over the months to do this, I am admitting defeat.
I am unable to run keygen even after downloading everything suggested.
It's going to cost £60 to get the car scanned and checked, should have done this in the first place.

Thanks for the pointers.

Stu
 

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After several attempts over the months to do this, I am admitting defeat.
I am unable to run keygen even after downloading everything suggested.
It's going to cost £60 to get the car scanned and checked, should have done this in the first place.

Thanks for the pointers.

Stu
so the key gen file works like this,
you start the install of program get the serial numbers page done then you go to next part that asks you, to save a file,, SAVE THIS FILE TO DESK TOP, then open the keygen tool,, then pick up the saved file from earlier and drop it on the key gen tool it will then change to green activated,,,
after this go back to the page that asks to go to next stage that once again asks if want to save file this time click NO the program will fire up then,,, if you want to spend £60 every time your cars throw up a light then yes pay a garage, if you watch the video file that comes with it you will see all process..
i have both types of install 2013 gen3 and 2015 later one dont need files saved in the root folder,,, you need to carefully watch the install video that came on the disc and follow it,, might help copy video file on to a different laptop perhaps so can load it bit by bit,,
 

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Thanks Mike

I will look at it again, mini is not on the road and hasn't been for well over a year. My everyday Astra has developed a coolant leak and I'm getting my boys toy car back together for the summer, so will try when they're both sorted . Stupid thing is I only want to reset the counter for DPF and Eolys fluid no faults to read.

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Thanks Mike

I will look at it again, mini is not on the road and hasn't been for well over a year. My everyday Astra has developed a coolant leak and I'm getting my boys toy car back together for the summer, so will try when they're both sorted . Stupid thing is I only want to reset the counter for DPF and Eolys fluid no faults to read.

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the very first time i try'd to install autocom a lot of swearing was the result.. but after i sat down and watched the video file over and over it sank in how to do it.. i can now install it first time every time within 5 minutes.. very important must have anti virus software off and internet off otherwise it steals the keygen from its folder.. once its installed it will reset dpf and additive tank and force reg encode injectors and reset adaption for throttle and bypass valves etc.
 

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Well I asked a teenager to look at this for me. About 2 minutes later he tells me the disc has a bad file on it. So there is not a ĺot I can do.
I either bite the bullet and buy one from Ebay (UK seller this time) or pay someone .

Want to MOT the car Friday, will driving it be okay as I have changed the DPF?

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Well I asked a teenager to look at this for me. About 2 minutes later he tells me the disc has a bad file on it. So there is not a ĺot I can do.
I either bite the bullet and buy one from Ebay (UK seller this time) or pay someone .

Want to MOT the car Friday, will driving it be okay as I have changed the DPF?

Cheers Stu
is the disc cracked or damaged in any way,, if not then chances are it will load but try this.. first off no anti virus on the laptop otherwise it will steal the keygen file this includes windows defender,,
so disc in laptop go to file explorer find the disc drive now right click on it select copy and then past the disc to my documents on your laptop, this will copy the contents in to that folder that is more stable,,
then load the system from that folder, can you screen shot the explorer with the disc opened on it so i can see which software package you have so i can guide you through it bit by bit,,, see on some you must copy and paste two file in to the file location right after loads the software before running the software and if dont do this you will get file missing message,,
also if software was damaged then get hold of where bought the system from tell them and i'm sure they have a free link to download software,, but its unlikely it is i have had my disc since 2013 and it still works perfect,, but like keep saying there is only one way to install it.
when i bought mine it was from no uk source at end of day they all come from one place so no difference except price. its just getting head around how to install it.
i have PM'd you a free solution
 

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i just reloaded my autocom on a laptop in under 2 minutes start to finish, its all about the process. also on the video instructions on the disc you will need to download k-lite codec package its free and adds avi and other video formats to windows player,, link below. then you can watch the instruction video it helps a lot watch it over and over until the penny drops thats how i done it first time..
https://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_full.htm
hope that helps you and others that read this.. as its easy to think their is issue with what you have bought when its not its just how its loaded and run on a laptop,, your not the first person to have a few moments with first time install.. you think this one is bad try insta p and insta d adding it to inpa that is nasty
 

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