This is going to require that you are at least somewhat familiar with navigating around Windows. Click here for instructions for older versions of Windows. While it is very tempting to skip to the very end and download away, be sure to read the text on the page so that you at least know what you’re getting into. VCDS should install the drivers automatically. Windows will then finish installing the driver and you should see a dialog like this:

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Contact your system administrator” then you need to do the following A Login to Windows with Administrator rights.

Ross-Tech: VAG-COM: USB Driver Installation for Windows Vista

A message like this should appear on your PC’s Taskbar: Click the [ Test ] button. Early in their usn, we found a number of technical advantages to using a “direct” USB driver which bypasses the Windows Serial drivers entirely.

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It will pop up and default to the A: This allowed those old Serial interfaces usbb be compatible with a wide variety of third-party applications which expect a “K-line pass-through” serial interface. 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. Once checked, disconnect and re-connect the interface.


If it isn’t, this will be a little more difficult, but not much. If you run into problems with this procedure make sure to try ross tech usb suggestions in step 3feel free to Contact us while you are uab ross tech usb of your PC, connected to your vehicle.

Click the [ Finish] button to complete the installation. Click the [ Options ] button. You want to right click on it again, as you did to update the driver, ross tech usb this time select Properties.

In the dialog above, you can type the location where you’ve got the appropriate drivers and then click the [ Next ] button, or you can can click the [ Browse ] button and browse to ross tech usb like this: The USB standards do not allow for passive extension cords!

Ross tech usb be tempted ttech just browse and install at the next screen, but if you do that, nothing will happen as the VCP drivers aren’t newer. Unzip the contents of the download into a new folder.

Ross-Tech: VAG-COM: USB Driver Installation

Pay special attention to ross tech usb first bullet subsection. Assuming you’ve read and understand all of the above, you can download the “Virtual COM Port” drivers here: The Ross tech usb Hardware Found Wizard should appear: Right click on one, or the only rosss, and select properties.


This dialog warns you that we haven’t paid Microsoft a pound of flesh to certify the driver.

It does not emulate a COM port. From here, you are done and ready to use your Ross-Tech cable for whatever sub wish, whether it is VCDS or something else. Go test ross tech usb a car. That said, here some installation notes: Ross-Tech is not affiliated with the Volkswagen Group in any way. The name should show ” If ross tech usb have more than one, the manufacturer listed should be Ross-Tech.

We do not have any VCP drivers for Windows 98! VCDS should install the drivers automatically.

If you’ve installed the Ross tech usb drivers before installation is pretty easy and I’m not sure why you’re reading this. In the new window that comes ros, you can select a new port number with the COM Port Number drop-down list. Click the [ Options ] button. Click here for complete driver installation instructions.