Possible to install Ford IDS and Honda HDS on the same HDD?

I have Ford VCM on order, been reading threw threads to get a bit clued up before it arrives. Ive read you cant put ford IDS and Jaguar/landrover on same HDD is this true?? As i currently using honda HDS with j2534 passthru, is it possible to use same computer on same HDD for Ford IDS to run with Ford VCM.

As these 2 programs look pretty similiar.

  1. Easiest way is to use both ( or as many as you want ) in vmware, just create a separate virtual machine for each program you need , you can have even two version of same program on same hdd in this way
  2. If you use a Dual Bootyou can have them on the same laptop. Back in the day I used a triple boot..FordIDS_JagIDS_HondaHDS and used the same Interface..all on one laptop. Something came up and crashed my VCM once on a update to Ford..got my VCM replaced and loaded Honda_toyota_vw all on one hardrive_laptop_single boot Now I use Ford_Jaguar Dual Boot on a T-40..with a factory VCM. I would go with a triple boot if you want them all 3 to work on same laptop..using the j2534 interface with Honda
  3. it work well, even for module programming , is also better than is regular install because you can freeze time , and programming work forever not only 3 month from dvd release
    If you need more tips for vmware just say and i can make for you a separate thread with vmware tips
  4. I use a dual boot for Ford IDSand JLR IDS cause they can’t be on the same drive. I try not to use one computer for all since if it crashes i won’t be able to to work on those cars and it would take forever to setup again. I seem to have no problems running techstream and consult 3 on the same computer (singleboot) but all others i use it’s own computer. I would stay away from vmware cause to me it makes things run slow.
  5. is also better than is regular install because you can freeze time, and programming work forever not only 3 month from dvd release
    If you need more tips for vmware just say and i can make for you a separate thread with vmware tips
    M8, you might as well start being the Man of the Month of January if you can sort this VMWARE thing out for us all. I have been having running battle with using my DIS v57 with my AVDI, I have HDS hardware and software too , i have Ford IDS, just got it and its installed but never tried it out yet with Jag IDS. If i can get all of them to work with my AVDI, then bingo.

Attach link with decent programs

Ford ids: http://www.eobdtool.co.uk/wholesale/ford-vcm-ids-software.html

Honda hds: http://www.eobdtool.co.uk/wholesale/honda-hds.html

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