Here I’m only speaking for the Tech2win software to use with VXDIAG VCX NANO for GM. Website says that Tech2Win only runs from a Windows XP/7 32-bit computer. But I have laptops running Windows XP, 7, 8, and 10 32 & 64 bit. So i could try on any operating system.
That i did run straight from a Windows 10 64-bit laptop.
Tech2Win Windows 10 64 bit: need luck!
On a Windows 10 64-bit laptop – I’ve seen lots of bad experience on forums.
But the tech2win software runs just fine on my Windows 10 64bit laptop. Would be even cooler with a surface pro or similar tablet.
Went into my device manager, expanded the Human Interface Devices and disabled the touchscreen device. I then could run Tech2Win and the MDI selector popped up like it should. If your device only has a touchscreen you will have to add a keyboard (either wired or Bluetooth) before you disable the touchscreen so you can use Tech2Win.
I’m willing to bet some device that some GM dealerships run the software on are touchscreen (with a compatible Lib) and in windows 10 we have some sort of touchscreen Lib (not compatible) conflict with the application.
Tech2Win Windows 10 with Windows 7 mode: worked!
On tech2win, although the op is stating that its working in 64 bit mode, really want to go through it to double check if it needs to run in win 7 compatible mode for everything to work “correctly” instead.
Putting tech2 win into win 7 compatibility mode is not hard to do.
Go to the start icon for tech2win, right click it and go to properties, and see if you can click the box and make it run it in win 7 mod.
If the box is grayed out and you can not do it this way, click on the Windows icon, type in run in the search box, then find run program made for a previous version of windows in list it will bring out and click on that to open that program. From here, it pretty straight forward to find Tech2 win, and change tech2 win so it running in win 7 compatible mode.
Another good tip: Tech2Win Windows 7 32/64 bit – also worked
On a 32bit machine running win 7, tech2 seems to be working since I just did a quick check on the car with it, But still trying to skin the cat to get the VXDIAG VCX Nano to work on my 64bit machine.
Here is the tutorial for reference.
Ps. The method also can be used for 64bit Windows 7.