How to install VW ETKA 7.5 on 32bit Windows 7/Windows 8.1

ETKA 7.5 spare parts catalogue runs ok on all systems based on X86 32 bits, especially on Windows 7 pro and Windows 8.1 pro 32bit. This is a customer solution of ETKA installation on 32 bit system.

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DISABLE ALL ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE

RUN ALL COMMANDS FROM – “Run as Administrator”.

1.- Install “install-hardlock.exe”.
–> First installer, choose “English” option and installed.
–> Second installer, choose your language and installed. (only for Windows 7, 8, 10 systems. Others systems cancel installation)
–> This installer, create “Emulator” shortcut on Windows 7 (only?) desktop.

2.- Install “install-fix.exe”.

3.- Install “etka75setup.exe” (default install on C:\ not possible to modify).

4.- Open as administrator desktop shorcut created on step 1. “Emulator” and click on “ACTIVATE”
—> Emulator Installed and Started successfully (its OKEY MESSAGE).

5.- Reboot system.
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6.- Copy all shortcuts in “desktop shortcut” + Make shortcuts for Data.exe and Prices.exe if you wish and place on your desktop.

7.- Place Folder “C:\ETKA” + File “Data.exe” in Antivirus – Malwarebytes Exclusions  (Malwarebytes treats this file {Data.exe} as a Trojan and deletes it).

8.- Re-enable Malwarebytes protections.

9.- Open “ETKA 7.5” and that it works OK!.

10.- Replace INI files (9 files??) with corrected versions.
I’VE CORRECTED THESE FILES TO REFLECT MY COUNTRY, LANGUAGE AND CURRENCY WITH “NOTEPAD”.  YOU CAN DO THIS IF YOU LIKE.

11.- Run “Error 3 (32 BIT)” file.

12.- Run C:\ETKA\VWAU\RosyVisionControl\registerControl .Net v4.0.bat.

13.- Reboot system…

14.- Open “Prices.exe” – Click on “Change” and choose your price zone. Click on “Search” and “Start ETKA” for installed prices.

15.- Open “Data.exe” – Click on “Search” and wait to download news updates. Click on “Start ETKA” for installed updates.

16.- Check program operation.

17.- Enjoy etka 7.5.

(BIG THANKS to @pbrotea in the CT community)

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