On the screen above: You may be prompted about installing the driver. This can save you the cost and headache of having to buy and use a second cable. USB connection for compatibility with all modern laptops. Ross-Tech is not affiliated with the Volkswagen Group in any way.

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Slower computers or WindowsXP, and Vista may work but are not officially supported. Interfaces purchased from our authorized resellers must be registered within uses to remain functional. Select this, then click next.

Right click on one, or the only one, and select properties.

In the new window that comes up, you can select roxs new port number with the COM Port Number drop-down list. Ross-Tech briefly reviews this below, but requires a lot of knowledge on manual driver installation in Windows. A message like this should appear on your PC’s Taskbar: This also shouldn’t have any effect on the usage of VCDS, as it should work as normal.

You’ll need to plug your Ross-Tech cable in for the rest, but you don’t have to be tdch your car to do this, so you can do so pretty much anywhere if you want. If you’ve installed the VCP drivers before installation is pretty easy and I’m not sure why you’re reading this.

If you have issues with whatever program you’re using outside of VCDS, one option to try, assuming you’re using the proper port, is to uncheck the option in VCDS to boot in intelligent mode. Click on the Advanced tab which is new. The results should look like this it may have additional information in the Port Test dialog.


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If it isn’t, this will be a little more difficult, but not much. At the window that pops up, this is where you want to browse for the driver that you downloaded previously. I have no plans to begin supporting people with this process either, but if something needs clarifying, I will gladly take comments to improve the guide for others.

From here, you are done and ready to use your Ross-Tech cable for whatever you wish, whether it is VCDS or something else. The following dialog should appear: In order to facilitate the use of third-party applications which expect to communicate with a serial interface, drivers that emulate a COM port are available.

Ross-Tech: VCDS: USB Driver Installation for Windows XP

Click [OK] and click [Save] Go test it on a car. Ross-Tech is not affiliated with the Volkswagen Group in any way. These instructions are for Windows XP.

You may be prompted about installing the driver. You’ll be tempted to just browse and install at the next screen, but if you do that, nothing will happen as the VCP drivers aren’t newer. Assuming you’ve read and understand all of the above, you can download the “Virtual COM Port” drivers tehc Of course, the same would apply with tdch serial interface as well.


VCDS should install the drivers automatically. If you want to change the port, under properties for the port, go to the Port Settings tab, the click Advanced The supplied cable has a proprietary screw locking mechanism, but it can be replaced temporarily with a standard USB-A to USB-B “printer” cable should it become damaged.

Right click and select Update Driver Software USB connection for compatibility with all modern laptops. If you want, you are ready to use the cable with your application now, just remember the port number associated with the item.

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You can consider using my other guide on pulling your SKC now, if that’s why you’re trying to use your cable with VCP drivers. We cannot offer any support for tceh software, nor any guarantee that it will work correctly with these drivers. Click the [ Options ] button.