1st Gen R53 Cooper S Best ODB2 Scanner?....

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    The BavTech tool did not come with instructions but it was easy enough to figure out. I found that the USB / OBD2 cable was sometimes tricky to get the PC to communicate with BavTech tool.

    I just gave my old netbook with the older BavTech software on it to my buddy yesterday since he has a cable but BavTech Sw does not support the lastest version of Windows with updates he added.
     
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    Yea I was afraid of that. I have to keep a old version of Windows around for my 88M5 software.. specifically XP. :(
     
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    I bought the dvd rom version of the Bentley manual for my new to me 2008 VW Passat, it needed a Windows 2000 or Windows XP computer to be able to view it. I tried compatibility mode on my Windows 10 computer and it was a no go.

    I ended up making an old windows Vista laptop into a Windows XP computer, so I can now view the shop manual.
    What a pain in the butt!
     
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    Couldn't agree more - working through that right now. Turns out none of the battery's work on my old stash of laptops.. so have to figure that one out.
     
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    Amazon is your friend when you just need a cheap battery for an old laptop. :rolleyes::D
     
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    +1 on Amazon.
     
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    Agree - these are the old IBM machines. Just have to look the battery up and put a HD back in them. I have to much computer stuff in my house it appears.
     
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    I have a brand new old HD that may work if you need it. I will see what kind it is when I get home.
     
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    Thanks - I literally have a stack of drives so no need to check. More about me taking the time to do it. We are doing thanksgiving for wife's family today.. so I'm cooking a good bit of the day.
     
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    So I guess the wife's family can look forward to a stomach pumping sensation later?:D

    I just hope I get back home. I was scheduled to get home at 11:10PM tonight but the plane broke and is in rout to Bogota now then another crew brings it to Panama where we pick it up. Now I won't get back till 1:30am. I just hope it doesn't brake agin.
     
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    Hope you get home safe and sound.
     
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    This just in.... getting XP built also. Will let everyone know how it goes...

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    Don't tell me you have an n14 plane :)
     
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    Nope Rolls Royce, :D
     
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    WOW a blast from the past. Kind of like.........

     
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    ThinkPads never die !
     
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    I know - those were great machines. Still taking updates. Lol.. o_O
     

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