if you select the first option, the vag-com software will extract the information, then download and install it. a valid serial number is necessary to download the software. to use the software, you must download and install it, and you must also install any applicable hardware drivers.
before you start, you should not open the computer or disconnect the vcds from the car or do anything else that may cause unwanted damage. the software requires an interface cable to work with a newer car. most of the vag-com kits have a serial number printed on the back of the box. at this time, all you need to do is put in the vag-com software, plug in the cable, and then run the update.
this cannot be installed. vcds v2. the best way to check is to see if the driver is turned on under the device manager and to locate the adapter. to get more information about the additional drivers that are available for this device, click the view menu. from the menu that appears, select more info. the information that appears should give the information you need.
install the driver software using the media that came with the kit, or if you have not opened the package yet, use the instructions inside to install it. it is recommended that you click on the install the driver software from here link. if there is not a link, try one of the other options below.
vcds software is generic vcds, which means it uses the obd-ii protocol to communicate with your vehicles ecu. this feature is very useful, because many cars cannot show the detailed performance information when connected to a pc. with vcds software, you can get both the performance information and error codes.