08/14/2017 I’ve just realized the A8 D3 wiring diagrams function doesn’t display on ElsaWin 5.2 due to the fact that it assumed we upgraded from the 5.1 and the DATA 5.1 does include these diagrams. In order for the wiring diagram to work, we need to install the DATA of the 5.1 (AUDI03.2014). I tried to uninstall 5.2 but it didn’t do all and I had the problem “Not Supported Version”, I found out that the folder was corrupted somehow, use another back up and it worked. I installed the 5.1 on a new Windows 10 install and it works. So, if you have older Audi 2015-, just use ElsaWin 5.1 is efficient.
ElsaWin is the official Windows Software for servicing Audi and VW cars globally. Due to Windows 8 and 10, 32-bit and 64-bit versions, sometimes we don’t get them to install correctly or having problems installing them.
For 64-bit version of Windows 8 and 10 (most of newer computer or laptops), the only ElsaWin that support are versions 4 or newer. The current one now is 5.2 which includes some of the 2016 models.
ElsaWin requires .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 to work. Windows 8 & 10 use .NET Framework 4.x but they also have the options can be turn on in “Turn Windows features on or off” in Control Panel/Programs and Features. If you don’t have these enabled correctly, we should get Error Code: -2068025713 ELSAWINDB could not be installed.
Version 4.0 and 4.1 update should not have any problems installing first regardless, but most of the problems exist in the version 5.0 update when the SQL 2008 is installed. Windows 10 will give warning that the SQL 2008 may not be compatible, but it won’t stop the installation if everything is update correctly.
*** Make sure to run the setup.exe with Administrator permission ***
After every version installation finished, we should check to make sure the software is working. We should create a user for English as Administrator beside admin (password is admin) as default.
ElsaWin 5.0 update after 4.1 is done.
When the 5.0 update is done with the SQL server installation, the 5.1 and 5.2 update should be a breeze.
When every update is done, we need to install Acrobat 5.0.5 reader and SVG Viewer.
Now, we can install the Audi or VW data for ElsaWin 5.1 or 5.2 whichever the case may be. This process will take a long time since Audi data ~ 26 GB and VW ~ 36 GB
When everything is done, login as user, we should see the gui for accessing ElsaWin Repair Manual.
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