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Old October 21st, 2019, 17:58   #1
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hey! i have an old hex v2 cable that i have ordered from ebay about a year ago and it came with a cd that had vcds 17.8.1 (and drivers i guess), i have lost the cd and ive found the right version and installed it on my pc. but when trying to set the cable (the "test" step ) i get this message :
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what should i do ?
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Old October 21st, 2019, 18:16   #2
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Buy a legitimate cable and use that. Hacker cables and software aren't supported. I doubt you get any help here with that.
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Old October 21st, 2019, 19:11   #3
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Whenever you see VCDS for sale that comes with its own software CD (one that's obviously way behind the current version especially), you can pretty much be guaranteed it's not a legitimate version.

When you buy a legitimate cable, it comes with no software. You download it from Ross-Tech's website and the cable automatically authenticates as a genuine Ross-Tech cable.

Buy direct from Ross-Tech or don't bother at all.
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Old October 21st, 2019, 19:44   #4
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Cracked software most likely came with some extra surprises... there is a good chance china has access to that computer.
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