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Old 04-06-2020, 05:38 PM   #1
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You might have seen a new thread pop up in the General forum today titled How to Install BMW Standard Tools.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1274003

Its a DIY on how you can set up INPA and friends on your Windows laptop, basically a written version of what I do remotely for folks before updating their DME or EGS.

I need a few brave souls to run through it and see if I missed anything and give me feedback. If youre up for it, PM me your GMAIL address and Ill share the needed files.
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:51 PM   #2
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I might be in. Can this run on a Surface Pro 7?
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Yes. Windows and USB port is all ya need.
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You might have seen a new thread pop up in the General forum today titled How to Install BMW Standard Tools.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1274003

Its a DIY on how you can set up INPA and friends on your Windows laptop, basically a written version of what I do remotely for folks before updating their DME or EGS.

I need a few brave souls to run through it and see if I missed anything and give me feedback. If youre up for it, PM me your GMAIL address and Ill share the needed files.
My laptop should be here at the end of the week. Happy to give it a shot.
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Somehow I have a tan airbag badge (goes on the door on coupe/convertible). Happy to send it free to someone that may be missing one. LMK
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:33 PM   #6
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Ok, all done and everything seems to work. INPA 5.06 communicates with DME, EGS, Radio, IHKA, and even properly communicates with the MK60_DSC (it ran the abs pump bleed routine successfully). Didn't try winkfp or ncsexpert.

Everything went according to the directions as far as I could tell. When I did the restart, it seemed like Windows 10 decided to install an update and it took a while for it to go through that routine and restart the computer. In the Device Manager, it took a bit of time for the cable driver to fully install and finally it appeared as "usb serial port (com3)"; so I had to go into properties, then advanced in order to select com 1.

After that, I plugged the cable into the car and like I mentioned everything seems to work well, or as well as can be expected*.

(*Edit: So the occasional warning will pop-up about "language variant not matching" or "malfunction possible". Click OK and move on, usually these are false and the program will continue working.)
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Good thing I didn't get to it over the weekend. In order to fix a non-functioning mic (vital in these days of only being able to socialize over Skype and Zoom) I ended up on with tech support until 1am this morning and had to reset the operating system and lost everything that I had installed to that point.

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Good thing I didn't get to it over the weekend. In order to fix a non-functioning mic (vital in these days of only being able to socialize over Skype and Zoom) I ended up on with tech support until 1am this morning and had to reset the operating system and lost everything that I had installed to that point.

I'll see if I can get to it tomorrow.
Ah well, Windows needs a reset like once per year anyway.
Let me know if you need anything.
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here's one (the one on the right)
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