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Rockosmith

For those more computer savvy than me, can the BMW service manual be installed to run on the hard drive of a laptop running Windows 10?  I had it installed on a desktop running Windows 7 until that computer died.  Bought a new laptop and had the store set it up as I am ignorant on Windows 10.  They said it would not run on anything other than 7 or 8.  Anyone do a permanent install on a Windows 10 PC? 

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strataj

I'm running it on Windows 10.  Can't recall if I needed to do anything extra?  It does take a while to open, you may even think it won't. 

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dirtrider
8 minutes ago, Rockosmith said:

For those more computer savvy than me, can the BMW service manual be installed to run on the hard drive of a laptop running Windows 10?  I had it installed on a desktop running Windows 7 until that computer died.  Bought a new laptop and had the store set it up as I am ignorant on Windows 10.  They said it would not run on anything other than 7 or 8.  Anyone do a permanent install on a Windows 10 PC? 

Afternoon   Rockosmith

 

Yes, no, maybe so__

 

The service manual will work from your hard-drive (if you can get it to install there). The newer BMW service manuals seem to have some sort of built in anti-pirate ware built in so some of the newer computers (win 10) DVD readers see that & won't allow a full (working) copy  to be installed. 

 

My old shop computer will allow it to download to hard drive & work just fine, my latest win 10 computer or laptop won't allow that. But I could transfer it to my win 10 computer & laptop as a direct file transfer, it then worked OK. 

 

Try it to see if it will work, if not then see if you still have your old win 7 old hard-drive, if so just hook that win 7 drive to your win 10  computer as an additional drive then move it over to your win 10 machine. 

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Cap

Yes, it will work.  I have a Win10 desktop, and recently updated my PC to the latest Win10 version.  With previous Windows updates, I never had a problem with my online BMW Repair Manual.  But this time, when I started my Repair Manual, what I discovered is that I needed to reenter my "Serial Number" which is printed inside the jewel case for my DVD, and that afterwards my installation was re-activated.  The new activation message states that it is unlimited -- that it can be installed on on unlimited number of PC's.  This message is contradicted by the startup message that states a maximum of 3 PCs can be used with the software.  I think the policy must have been updated to allow unlimited activations.

 

The other thing that you might encounter is that when the software installs on your hard drive, it will leave two ".exe" files in the top directory.  Both will run the program, but only one of them will run it off the hard drive.   The one running off the hard drive is the updateable version.  It is the larger of the two files.  Use that one.

 

At this writing, the latest version for my K52 is R_Models_K5x_202002

 

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strataj

Just updated mine:

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ducati2

where do I get the SM ?   dealer?  hope not.  I have  a 2015

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strataj

Its BMW part # 01 59 8 405 651  I got mine from a dealer on-line.

 

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