This is the easiest way to seup BMW Standard Tools 2.12, without any installation and configuration problems, which offered by a mhhauto member. Hope this helps.
This is Windows XP Pro 32-bit WMware virtual machine image that has BMW standard tools 2.12 installed and updated with sp-daten v56. This download may be helpful to those who had a hard time with BWM Standard tools installation and configuration.
While running the same copy of this virtual machine on my Windows 10 laptop, I was able to accomplish the following:
- Connect to my car ECU using BMW INPA K+CAN and scan for error codes and get information on different modules.
- Register car battery using Tools32.
- Code (activate/deactivate) various options such as mirror folding and window roll up with key fob, seat belt alert deactivation, and digital speedometer activation using NCS-Expert. Also, I was able to fix not working paddle shifters after Alpina B3 flash.
- Flash Alpina B3 TCU software using WinKFP.
NCS-Expert was updated with v56 daten for e89 (e9x), e60 and e65 models, but only used on e92. WinKFP was only updated for e89.
I confirm that this setup has worked for me without any issues (so far it was only tested on my 2010 BMW 335i), and I take no responsibility for if anything goes wrong for you while using (or misusing) it on your car. If you choose to download the image and use the preinstalled set of tools, you agree to do it at your own risk.
That being said, you will need a laptop running Intel processor (it cannot be AMD because virtual machine won’t run). I suggest Intel dual core and at least 4 GB of RAM and 80 GB of free space on your HDD/SSD.
The virtual machine is configured to use 70 GB of hard drive space and 3 GB of RAM. Those parameters can be modified in Workstation Player to better match the specs of your host machine before the virtual machine is started.
I am using OBD cable with a green board (NOT WHITE!! Bad quality with white) that I bought from eobdtool.co.uk for $18, and it did not fail me once.
Lastly, you will need to download VMware Workstation Player 12 which is free software if used non-commercially. Please go to https://mega.nz/#F!AspWDD4T!ZdGU9Su0MMz2VGHhIgbvGQ
And if you want to install Standard Tool 2.12 without VMware, you can go to download this and install follow system prompts:
This is from obdtool: Best car diagnostic tools for sale website Auto Diagnostic Tools technical support: One Minute to Install BMW Standard Tools 2.12 for K+Dcan Cable