If you have a Ross-Tech Hex-Usb interface and want to use it with Windows Vista, you may need to install a special driver to make it work. This driver allows you to communicate with your car's diagnostic system using the VAG-COM software from Ross-Tech. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the driver step by step.
What is Ross-Tech Hex-Usb
Ross-Tech Hex-Usb is a USB interface that connects your PC to your car's OBD-II port. It supports most Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda models from 1990 to 2020. It can perform various diagnostic functions, such as reading and clearing fault codes, measuring values, coding, adaptations, and more. It works with the VCDS software from Ross-Tech, which is a powerful tool for car enthusiasts and professionals.
Why do you need a driver for Windows Vista
Windows Vista is an older operating system that does not recognize the Ross-Tech Hex-Usb interface automatically. Therefore, you need to install a driver that emulates a virtual COM port for the interface. This way, the VCDS software can communicate with the interface and access your car's data. The driver installation is not difficult, but you need to follow some instructions carefully.
How to download the driver
The driver for Windows Vista is available on the Ross-Tech website. You can download it from this link: https://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/usb/virtual-com-port.php. You will need to unzip the contents of the download into a new folder on your PC.
How to install the driver
Before you install the driver, you need to download and install the latest version of VCDS from Ross-Tech. You can get it from this link: https://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/download/index.php. Make sure you do not install it in the \\Program Files\\ tree, but in a location like C:\\Ross-Tech\\VCDS\\.
After you have installed VCDS, you can proceed with the driver installation. Follow these steps:
Plug your Ross-Tech Hex-Usb interface to your PC's USB port. You do not need to connect it to a car yet.
The New Hardware Found Wizard should appear. Click on \"Locate and install driver software (recommended)\".
The following dialog should appear. Click on \"Don't search online\".
The following dialog should appear. The name of the interface may vary. Click on \"I don't have the disc. Show me other options.\"
The following dialog should appear. Click on \"Browse my computer for driver software (advanced)\".
The following dialog should appear. You can type the location where you have unzipped the driver files and then click on [Next], or you can click on [Browse] and navigate to it.
Once Windows Vista finds an appropriate driver, it will begin installing it and present you with the following dialog: Here you need to click on \"Install this driver software anyway\".
Windows will then finish installing the driver and you should see a dialog like this: Here you can click on [Close].
Start VCDS. Click on [Options]. Select the USB Port. Click on [Test]. The results should look something like this:
Go test on a car!
In this article, we have shown you how to install Ross-Tech Hex-Usb Driver Vista for your USB interface. This will allow you to use VCDS software with Windows Vista and access your car's diagnostic system. We hope this guide was helpful and easy to follow. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Ross-Tech support or visit their website for more information. a474f39169