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Old 12-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tuneecu and Windows 8

I want to take Tuneecu with me on future tours so I can identify EFI or ignition troubles. That means buying a netbook. I'm looking at an Acer Aspire One. I think Forchetto uses one of those. The new Acers are shipping with Windows 8. Does anyone know for sure whether Tuneecu will run with Windows 8?

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Chuck, I've installed TuneECU on an HP laptop with Windows 8, connected a USB port to the cable and TuneECU recognized it OK. But, I've yet to connect to my bike for the final test.
Correction, see next post, connection to the ECU worked fine.
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Looks Good

I went out to the garage and made the connection with my laptop & Windows 8. Turned on the power to the bike, selected connect from TuneECU and all looked good. I didn't start up the bike as she is in the garage and it's -6c this morning.

Here's a copy of the log:

Initialization......
Initialization... ECU connected.
Authentification... Access allowed.
ECU identification.
ECU Type : 2007-02
Software Checksum : DB8C
Serial 0176490490
Map : 20660 (20660)



BTW, the cable/adapter I'm using is this one:

http://www.lonelec.co.uk/index.php?m...415dfda183f985
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Did Windows select and load a suitable driver for the cable?.

Did you have to load NET framework?.

If so this is a good thing because until now we've had to ignore whatever drivers come with the cables and those selected by Windows, and install the FTDI driver suggested in the TuneECU instructions as well as installing a particular version (v2.0 I think) of Windows NETframework.
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Did Windows select and load a suitable driver for the cable?.

Did you have to load NET framework?.

If so this is a good thing because until now we've had to ignore whatever drivers come with the cables and those selected by Windows, and install the FTDI driver suggested in the TuneECU instructions as well as installing a particular version (v2.0 I think) of Windows NETframework.
Hi Forchetto, I didn't have to do anything with the NET framework, it appears it's enabled by default, here's a shot from the "programs features" section of control panel.
I had been using the driver from the adapter cable providers site, http://www.lonelec.com/TuneECU_Lead.html . And though it did work ok, it was an older version than the one provided by the link in the TuneECU site to here, http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm.
The latest version is 2.8.24.0 . I have it loaded up and it works with no issues.
Some screen shots, Net Framework enabled, FTDI driver, note that you will find it as COM3 in device manager, TuneECU connected to driver check Options/Interface/USB and you should see FT232R USB UART, if you don't you have a problem with your driver install.





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Thanks, it's good to know it works smoothly on Windows 8.
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I'm so confused. Can I just order a cable and let windows find a driver automatically? Or do I need to download all this stuff manually?
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