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I am finally getting round to getting Techstream for the Yaris.  I have a few questions if anyone can help -

1/  I am going to use the genuine software and just get the licence for 5 Euros a day when I need it but does it run with Windows 10 these days without too much faffing?

2/  Can anyone recommend a cheap cable which will definitely work with the genuine Toyota software?

3/  And lastly, I don't want to risk using any dodgy software that comes with the cable.  Will I be able to ignore the Chinese software entirely and just load Techstream and use the cable or do the cables need their own software to function?

Thanks for any replies. 🙂 

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1/ Yes, runs on windows 10 without issues.

2/ Lots on ebay, just don't load the software.

3/ Not sure how the 'pay as you go' works but I would imagine the mini vci diagnostic cable will work fine. 

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Why wouldn't you load the software?

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32 minutes ago, Stivino said:

Why wouldn't you load the software?

I've read that the (pirated) software often contains a virus.   

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It works perfect for me.

There's no need for it to be pirated because it is free to download from Toyota.

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The pirated versions have 'open licences' by the use of a keygen which often contain unwanted programs etc. which he doesn't want so that's why he's not wanting to download the software that comes with the cable.

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Then, buy the cable and download it the software from Toyota, it's free.

Mine works perfect.  I have no worries about it.

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What cable do I need? I am not very good with this tec.

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31 minutes ago, chris in devon said:

What cable do I need? I am not very good with this tec.

 

Just go to ebay and type toyota techstream cable...

 

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9 hours ago, Stivino said:

Then, buy the cable and download it the software from Toyota, it's free.

Mine works perfect.  I have no worries about it.

That's what I've been trying to tell him.

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9 hours ago, chris in devon said:

What cable do I need? I am not very good with this tec.

Something like this.

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Thanks all.  I  always intended to use the Toyota software as I mentioned but my main concern was that perhaps the cable wouldn't actually work without using its own software.   

 

 

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