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How to update ETKA 7.5 Plus to ETKA 8.0 Guide

Based on ETKA 7.5 Plus, ETKA 8 [Germany + International] v2017 + Latest Updates – VW/Seat/Skoda/Audi updated and available now. The ETKA 8 V2017 is a full version of the Original VW/SEAT/SKODA/AUDI Electronic Parts Catalogue including the latest updates, which you can install native or virtual [VM] on every Windows 7/8/10 32Bit System. And following is a step by steps guide on how to update ETKA 7.5 Plus to ETKA 8.0,hope it will be useful.

Things you need to know before updating

1.It can be installed Native only on 32Bit Systems, if you have a 64Bit System please use a Virtual Machine (e.g. VMWare) with an installed 32Bit System.

2.Installation requirements : Full Admin Rights,15GB free disk space,NET Framework 2.0 or 4.0,Deactivated Windows Defender / Anti-Virus & Deactivated Firewall,Index for fast file search .

3.You can download latest software from here :!0YcnTQwI!JOV8tmOCw9u_-KeXAGzDfA

ETKA 8 V2017 Updated Guide,mainly quotated from original post

Installation Instructions

“1.Download all .rar Files, extract it and startETK75P_v2017.exe,The Installation Wizard will guide you through the installation.(Use WINRAR or 7-ZIP to decompress the Files or you’ll get “Wrong Password” Error !)

2. The Install Password (not archives password) is:2017@by-carfreak.kiss Note: Please type in the password manually, the setup doesn’t like Copy & Paste.

3. The install process continues with the necessary Hardlock Driver Installation.

4. The System will be restarted automatically, if not please do it manually.

5. Before you start ETKA,Run the Patch ETK75P-PATCH-INT.EXE after installing ETKA 7.5 PLUS International or Run the Patch ETK75P-PATCH-GER.EXE after installing ETKA 7.5 PLUS Germany

6.YOUR ETKA 7.5 PLUS IS READY !- but outdated

7. Now we have to install the Updates,We will need Update State 1185-711-717-1185 for upgrading to ETKA 8

If you have installed the Germany version, download the Germany Updatesfile, unpack it and install the updates one by one in ascending order.Wait until you start the next update until the previous update is finished.Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_Germany_Updates_2017.rar

If you have installed the International version, download the International Updates file, unpack it and install the updates one by one in ascending order.
Wait until you start the next update until the previous update is finished.Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_International_Updates_2017.rar
Don’t try to abbreviate or you can start from scratch !

8. Make sure you have the Update State 1185-711-717-1185, you can see the actual state at the bottom line on the start page of ETKA 7.5, by clicking on the brands the state of the respective make is shown.

9. We are ready for the ETKA8 Upgrade .Run the UpgradeETK8-UPGRADE-1186-712-718-1186.EXEfrom theETKA8_Germany_Upgrade_2017.rar archive for the Germany Version.
or Run the UpgradeETK8-UPGRADE-1186-712-718-1186.EXEfrom the ETKA8_International_Upgrade_2017.rar archive for the International Version.


11. To keep you installation up-to-date you can use the ETKA Updater – startetka updates v1.8.exe . The Updater will always download the latest updates. After Downloading you have to start ETKA and follow the update process. “

If you have problems in updating ETKA 7.5 Plus to ETKA 8 ,you can follow this guide

Things customers need to prepare

1. You need a working ETKA 7.5 PLUS Installation (Updates min. 1160-686-692-1160)
2. Backup the ETKA Folder (normally on Drive C:\) – then you will have a Fallback Solution
3. Copy setup.exe and ETKA8_Installation.exe from the archive in the ETKA Folder (normally C:\ETKA)
– Needed File in the attached link: ETKA8_Update_Solution.rar ,you can download it here :!RUUiiApb!1k827zQzoBLGvxY0KEv6ngWBW3uPKsgFCT4YsfH7syw
4. Start setup.exe and push the “Patch it” Button – If the process was successful you will get a “Successfully patched!” message.
5. If the system is “Successfully patched!”, start ETKA8_Installation.exe and wait until the update process is finished.

If the “Patch it”-Button of setup.exe is greyed out, one of the following requirements is not fulfilled:

In the Button you see the message:

– Already installed. – ETKA 8 is already installed or you tried it before
– No ETKA Files found – You didn’t start setup.exe from ETKA Folder
– Already patched. – You already patched the files before (continue with ETKA8_Installation.exe)

In the message box you see the message:

– Can’t patch your System. – no writing access to the files (close ETKA or run the programm as administrator)
– Already installed. – ETKA 8 is already installed or you tried it before
– Please rename this File to setup.exe, otherwise it will not work! – you are not allowed to remame the setup.exe files, undo the name change
– This Software require min. Windows 7. – You have to use Windows 7 or 10, ealier Windows versions will not work.”

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