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What have you done to your Freelander today

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Freelaner, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have SDD Hippo?
     
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    Alibro Well-Known Member

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    I'd just go for a cheap used laptop as getting the COM ports and USB ports working can take hours. If you keep it off the internet it won't matter if it's running Win7
     
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    That's the route I'm looking at Ali. Apparently SDD needs Win7, although it will work on XP Pro SP3, but that's hard to find now.

    I'm currently on the lookout for a suitable laptop, so I can get SDD functioning, which will hopefully allow me to replace my FL2 faulty EDC.
     
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    Alibro Well-Known Member

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    By the time you create your VM, install Win7 and figure out how to make the USB work you will spend three or four nights. And that is supposing you have a copy of Win7 to install. I have done it many times before and wouldn't recommend it as a reliable solution.
    What are the minimum requirements for SDD? I have a couple of ancient laptops kicking around that might do your job.
     
  5. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    No. Just no about using vm's virtual machines. I still have the gap iidbt and hawkeye. I did look at ssd before but could only find versions requiring an eggspensive yearly license. Been watching out for them for about 8 years. I have seen a lot of scam sites selling the software. The official site was selling them for many thousands.
     
  6. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Vm's are free for me. The com and usb setup just needs changed to suit what yer doing. Adjust, boot to see if it works. If not then shut down and change. Then boot again. Not that many options to change. If having problems with application software then use a tera term screen on the vm talking via a port to another machine (or the host machine on a different port) back to back, to rule out any ssd software problems, to confirm ports are working.
     
  7. Nodge68

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    I am looking for a cheap Win7 or even an XP Pro SP3 laptop, just to use as a dedicated SDD machine.

    I can't be doing with virtual machine on another laptop, as it simply adds complications, which I'd rather avoid (I'm hopeless with software).

    I think the laptop needs to be a pretty decent spec though. I've read it needs to have an i5 spec processor (no idea what gen i5), with a few Gigs of ram and a over 120Gb of HDD (SSD preferably) and a DVD drive. Graphics capability is irrelevant. The OS needs to be Win7 (version unknown) or XP Pro SP3.

    I'm currently looking for such a machine, but unfortunately all the machines I've seen are over my budget.
    I do have a lower spec desktop PC running Win7, but being a desktop, it's hardly suitable, and she's getting pretty slow these days too, but it might work.
     
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    I've worked with VM's a few times over the years but never liked them. They are fine until you try to interface with the outside world then they become tricky. Plus you need a valid licence for Windows then you have to go through the pain of installing Windows and waiting three days for it to update itself. Also you need enough RAM and HD space in your laptop to get away with loosing half to a VM.
    Being a simple person myself I like to keep things as simple as possible and a cheap old 2nd hand laptop kept exclusively for car diags is the simple solution. Plus you can happily install all those hooky Chinese knock off diags software without worrying about your data. ;)
     
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    i5 is current spec machine so not old or cheap at all. I can't believe that is correct if it needs Win7 or older to run.
    Something doesn't sound right there.
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    They're a lot more reliable these days. A lot of national infrastructure uses them now as things are moving to the cloud. You only need about 10gig hd and most laptops made in the last 10 years will run them. Each to their own i guess. If one person were to get it working... The vm would export as one file ready to import into other machines. Not that i would ever condone copying licenses like this.
     
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    It seemed odd too me Ali. Our family laptop is an I5 with an SSD, and it's blisteringly fast. Unfortunately it's running W10, so isn't suitable for SDD, and it's only got a 200Gb SSD, so if wouldn't have space to for VM and SDD.

    I've asked the wife if her brother can get a decent lappy, as he's a freelance IT engineer, and normally works for vast financial institutions, so sometimes has access to a good supply of high spec machines, which I'm sure he gets for free. Unfortunately it's a waiting game, depending on what's being thrown away. :(
     
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    I've just looked on the Mongoose site Ali.
    There's the spec in the Q&A section.
    Screenshot_20201024-115538_Samsung Internet.jpg Screenshot_20201024-115518_Samsung Internet.jpg

    So it looks like a pretty low spec machine to me, which is good.
     
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    That makes more sense John, I'll root through my old lappies as I may have one suitable but if your Bro in law is a computer tech he will probably have something you could use.
    Having said that Hippo's suggestion has an appeal too since he put it that way. :p
     
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    He doesn't at the moment, and it appears he sells off a lot of what he gets, so there's going to be a £ value on anything he gets, when he does get something. :(
     
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    No worries, I'll have something I can send you along with the motor coupler stuff. :) It will be very old but should work well enough to do your job. It's worth a try anyway.
     
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    Well today I completely failed to fix my TD4 SE gearbox. Its had replacement solenoids, a replacement harness and fresh fluid. It is still going from 3rd to nothing (basically flaring), then a second or so after the flare, the TCM selects 1st:eek:, which is interesting at 40 MPH.
    If Command Shift is used, the box seems fine up to 3rd, but selecting 4th results in flare and no drive.

    Time to sell it for whatever I can get for it I think. :(
     
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    That's very generous Ali. I'll just need to find a suitable OS, which I'm sure is possible.

    Actually I've got a copy of Win7 pro, which I'm sure should be ok for the software I have.

    I'll not connect it to the Internet, so Microsoft shouldn't be upset, having Win7 on 2 different machines.
     
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    Or take it into a dark corner & shoot it :D. I see Ashcrofts do a 'Hydratest for the Jatcos but it would be a lot of aggro taking out & getting to them just to eliminate the g/box itself. Certainly a strange one I can't remember any auto boxes having that particular problem. I think I'd stick to getting the F2 sorted, best of luck.
     
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    Sorted my tailgate regulator today. Had a bit of struggle at first as it was all jammed up and I couldn't drop the window to get at the clamp bolts. Managed to dismantle the motor whilst still attached to release the cable. Other than that, a pretty straight forward job.
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    Hi, glad you got it sorted. When mine went earlier this year I just got a replacement regulator inc. motor but I was never happy with the window clamps on it so I got a repair kit for the original regulator with a view to refitting it sometime, anyway after about six months the rear window shattered whilst parked on the drive so I got a replacement window & refitted it with the now repaired original regulator. The only problem I've had since, is the window doesn't drop enough to open the tailgate without a gentle pull on the glass, (the tailgate releases so you could just pull the door open) you can hear the motor work but I get the impression its just taking up slack in the cable but when you shut the tailgate it goes up to where it should no problem, it also operates fine with the switch on the centre console. So after all that cobblers, what make of cable/repair kit did you get ? as I'll have to redo mine before the better half:rolleyes: forgets to manually assist the window when opening the tailgate.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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