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Old September 14th, 2010, 20:57   #1
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I am confused by the whole Ross-Tech licensing. I have seen used VCDS selling for ~$200 in the for sale forum. Do I need to pay $99 for a license to use the full featured software if I buy one of these used cables? Or do I get the full version because I am buying the real deal cable.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 23:02   #2
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If the cable is genuine then you won't need to purchase the software, just download it from the Ross Tech site and you are good to go.
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Lee is correct in that a genuine Ross-Tech cable will be fully functional. However, the customer support is only good for the original purchaser. If you need or want support from Ross-Tech, you will then need to spend the $99 for a new license. The cable contains a "dongle" that unlock the full features of the software, but a used cable does not come with support. If you know how to use it, you can probably get by with a used cable.

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Old September 15th, 2010, 19:06   #4
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Yes, that's correct. We have this in our FAQ also:

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