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Rich   
Tue Aug 16 2011, 11:28am
Joined: Jul 10 2011
Member No: #542
Location: Bournemouth
Hi all

I am about to buy a Lexia 3, but I understand it is not compatible with Windows 7. My question is, on Windows 7, can it be run in XP compatibility mode?

Thanks
Rich
C6Dave   
Tue Aug 16 2011, 01:06pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Yes, according to a member at C4owners

But you need to download the XP compatibility software from Microsoft as far as I'm aware
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Rich   
Tue Aug 16 2011, 05:49pm
Joined: Jul 10 2011
Member No: #542
Location: Bournemouth
that's perfect. I run Windows 7 on bootcamp on my Mac so hopefully with that combination it will work! Thanks
David Hallworth   
Tue Aug 16 2011, 05:56pm

Joined: Apr 16 2010
Member No: #90
Location: Glasgow
I use my Lexia 3 via Bootcamp on my Mac also but I bootcamp into XP Pro SP2 not Windows 7 so can't be of much assistance I'm afraid othen then to confirm Bootcamp doesn't affect it.

David.
Trainman   
Wed Jul 03 2019, 08:34am

Joined: Apr 12 2010
Member No: #86
Location: Penwortham
I’m running Diagbox and Peugeot Planet on a windows 10 netbook without any virtual machine.
keithc   
Wed Jul 03 2019, 02:01pm
Joined: Apr 03 2016
Member No: #2584
Location: Kildare
I'm certain I'm running my Lexia on my Windows 10 laptop with no virtual machine. It's almost 2 years since I installed it and don't remember any issues - only it took a long time...
C6Dave   
Mon Jul 15 2019, 07:50pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
I can confirm that after having 'online support' to install Diagbox 7.8 on my Win 10 laptop via a 'Virtual Machine', they failed miserably and I sent it all back.

Instead I bought a cheaper Lexia 3 from eBay, downloaded a copy of Diagbox 7.2 iso and ran the instal direct to my Yoga 710 running Win 10 Pro.

It did take a while but it works fine and I deactivated TPMS no problem for a lot less than a dealer would charge.

I understand from Trainman that he has Diagbox 7.2 on his laptop running Win 10 Home so this looks like a good way to go.

Install Guide PDF I used is available to download: - Click Here -
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Trainman   
Mon Jul 15 2019, 08:43pm

Joined: Apr 12 2010
Member No: #86
Location: Penwortham
I do indeed, posted you a pen drive today with it on, oh well........
rwb   
Tue Jul 16 2019, 07:57pm
Joined: Dec 22 2014
Member No: #1988
Location: Telford
I can confirm that Diagbox can be installed on 64-bin win10.

However, my weapon of choice at the moment is 32-bit win7 on an old Dell D610 because I can keep it in the car and because having all the services running on my main machine is annoying.

I've tried vritual machines a few times and either failed or found them to be unusably slow -- not that Diagbox is particularly snappy at the best of times.

Installing is certainly something of a rite of passage.
I find that: install, restart, open Diagbox (it finished installing), restart, then do the same with the next update in the sequence. Diagbox 7.83 was a day's work.
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C6Dave   
Fri Jul 19 2019, 09:16am

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Found out that you can supress that annoying 'update check' screen that keeps appearing with some Diagbox installations.

You can turn off the automatic firmware update:

Find the file C :/ AWRoot / bin / launcher / AP.INI

Scroll down and Change the value of: MAJ_COM = TRUE ---> MAJ_COM = FALSE

Ran a battery test on my car this morning after doing the tweak without it appearing
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