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VCM2 IDS USB device, language, license, drive issues (Advice/Suggestion)

Here are some advice and suggestion for your VCMII IDS tool ,when you meet issues like these below:

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- try with V86 versión, when I plug in the USB give me this error "unknown USB device"...

- download VMWare V93 from this fórums it is on Russian and I can't change the language...

- try to install V92 like I saw on cardcodereaders through Youtube...

But even I put 31/10/2014 it says "no valid license"

note: I have format several times and tried with W7 Ultimate, W7 starter, W7 Pro... and always the same. Never works even if I always have in the BIOS the same date: October 31th of 2014

I cant install a XP because I have no drivers for it.


Advice & Suggestion:

IDS saves information to the master boot record of the hard drive, just reinstalling windows won't fix it. Either purchase a genuine license or you have to delete the hard drive partitions to rebuild the MBR and then reinstall windows. It is much easier to acquire VMWare Workstation 10 / 11 to install a copy of Windows 7 that you will use solely for IDS as you can make backup copies in case you goof up something.

What date you use is irrelevant as long as you continue to use the same date. Start with IDS version 91 -> upgrade to 94 (Use the VCM II firmware from this version) -> upgrade to 96 (now the newest IDS is version 109). You can start with an older IDS version if you want the old calibration catalogs, using this method will require you to download any calibration files you need if you plan to do any module programming. Additionally, if you don't purchase a valid license and are using a trial your IDS cannot acquire these files automatically over the internet.


Maybe you could have a try with IDS software from Chinese. They help IDS without expiration and no license issues. Sometimes, if you have good luck, remote tech support is available also, help such as remote installation, language setup and the like


Can I have a chance of having GM GDS2 & Tech2Win on VCM2 units?

Source from some forum:


This might have been answered before. I’ve searched the forum with no luck. Has anyone been able to make this work? Thank you



No it cannot works

Good luck



With Tech2win it will work 40-50% and with Gds 2 it will work 20-30%……..

Because missing Gm protocol (chip) from the Vcm II vs. with Gm Mdi…….

Go and make scan with your Vcm II with Tech2win with one Corsa-d and look with how many Ecu’s it will not communicate!!!!!!!!!1

Then go with one Astra-h then with one Vectra-c and look the same!!!!!!!!!!!





hello !! friends ..

I commented that if it works 100% as I have the 2 teams VCM2 and MDI !!!

works Tech 2 win, SPS, recalibration 100% ….


I just tested it to American ..not sure things in Europe..maybe not works because of Full different protocols

Good luck

It should be not.

Better run GDS2 and Tech2Win with GM MDI interface and use Ford/Mazda IDS with VCM2 unit



Good luck!