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Installing Volvo VIDA in same laptop as BMW ISTA?

Post by cn90 » Sun May 12, 2019 10:58 pm

Hi guys,

I own a 2006 BMW X5 and a 2005 Volvo XC90.

I already have a Dell E4600 laptop (windows 7 32-bit Professional) with BMW ISTA on it.
Can I install Volvo VIDA into the same laptop?

This is b/c I do not want to have 2 separate laptops.

Has anyone in this forum done this, i.e., installing both BMW and Volvo diagnostic software in the same laptop?


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Re: Installing Volvo VIDA in same laptop as BMW ISTA?

Post by abscate » Mon May 13, 2019 4:54 am

cn90 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Hi guys,

I own a 2006 BMW X5 and a 2005 Volvo XC90.

I already have a Dell E4600 laptop (windows 7 32-bit Professional) with BMW ISTA on it.
Can I install Volvo VIDA into the same laptop?

This is b/c I do not want to have 2 separate laptops.

Has anyone in this forum done this, i.e., installing both BMW and Volvo diagnostic software in the same laptop?
Should just be resource limited on hard drive and memory, of course.

If you run Renault and BMW software I imaginot you need a wall between them

I can’t get my neutral stop software to work on my Swiss laptop.


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Re: Installing Volvo VIDA in same laptop as BMW ISTA?

Post by E Showell » Mon May 13, 2019 11:50 am

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Re: Installing Volvo VIDA in same laptop as BMW ISTA?

Post by jimmy57 » Mon May 13, 2019 1:08 pm

I know some dealers that run two or more mfr's interrogation stuff on their VIDA PCs successfully. You may have to change some port settings for the car connection hardware.

The biggest problem will be the risk that the BMW system will make your Volvo leak oil.
On the other hand the Volvo system may clog up your BMW's crankcase vent system.



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Re: Installing Volvo VIDA in same laptop as BMW ISTA?

Post by xHeart » Mon May 13, 2019 1:28 pm

cn90 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Hi guys,

I own a 2006 BMW X5 and a 2005 Volvo XC90.

I already have a Dell E4600 laptop (windows 7 32-bit Professional) with BMW ISTA on it.
Can I install Volvo VIDA into the same laptop?

This is b/c I do not want to have 2 separate laptops.

Has anyone in this forum done this, i.e., installing both BMW and Volvo diagnostic software in the same laptop?
Before installing VIDA watch The Icicle Thief, then do it fearlessly.


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