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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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OBD2 Diagnostic software that works on newer windows?

I've been searching, but with no luck. Anyone know a diagnostic software that works on newer windows or Mac (Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X)? Everything I've been able to find or read about on a form is for Windows XP which I don't have on any computer anymore.

I really want to play around with the OEM features that are mentioned in the owners manual without having to pay an arm and a leg to have them turned off and on at a shop.

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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Have you tried running it in Windows XP mode?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:01 AM   #3
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It very likely won't work in XP mode, nor in virtual machines unfortunately. There is a lot of network interfacing, particularly in DIS which already runs in an emulated environment, and is very sensitive to any non-standard installations unfortunately. I know of one local guy running it on Windows 8 + USB, but it is very finicky at the moment (some modules can't be read and connectivity issues)

I always suggest picking up an old laptop, throwing XP on it, and using a serial connection as opposed to USB.

And OP, if you were in the USA, I would offer to sell you my turn-key setup and avoid the installation headaches. Even better, if you are ever near Chicago, I'll gladly help you configure or change any features that you would like.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #4
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It can be made to run on the various versions of Windows. The instructions are there on the site inside several threads. There are a couple of turn-key threads also.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone.

I think I have a line on a laptop running XP but it likely doesn't have a serial com port. I've had decent luck with USB com ports in the past but they definitely can be finicky.

Stupid question but what is a "turn key" Setup? I'll have to look into that a bit more.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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"TURN-KEY" means ready to go, all you have to do is port the program / image over to the device and launch it.
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