(Solved) VCM2 IDS USB device, language, license, drive issues
FYI, you'd read tips here if you have lots of issues with you VCM II IDS like "unknown USB device", language setup failure, "no valid license" and the like.
A lot of issues:
- 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