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    To install the EFILive V8.2 software

    1. Download the V8.2 software here:
      http://www.efilive.com/index.php?opt...=48&Itemid=133
    2. Your browser will prompt you to save the file. Select a folder such as:
      \My Documents\Downloads
    3. Wait for the download to complete.
    4. Using Windows Explorer, locate the downloaded file and double click on it to start the installation.
    5. Follow the on screen instructions.

    After downloading and installing the version 8 software, please select the Windows Start menu option:
    Start->All Programs->EFILive->V8->Documents->Upgrading FlashScan
    for a detailed explanation of how you can upgrade the boot block and firmware of your FlashScan V2 device.

    After Installing:
    When the installation has finished, EFILive will check for updates. If EFILive does not automatically check for an update after the initial installation, please select the start menu option: Start->All Programs->EFILive->V8->Tools->Check for New Update.

    If you are reading this post more than a month after the software was first released in November 2010, then most likely an update will be available and should be installed to ensure you have the most up to date software. The update usually takes 1-2 minutes and will display a message to indicate when it has completed.

    What is included in the download:

    • EFILive ScanAndTune: V8.2
    • EFILive Explorer: V8.2
    • EFILive HAPI: V8.2
    • FlashScan boot block: V2.07.04
    • FlashScan firmware: V2.07.xx


    Known Installation Issues
    When installing on Windows 98 the installer may display two errors during the installation:

    1. You may be prompted to insert the FTDI FTD2XX Drivers disk. In that case, click OK and then select [Skip] to skip the file ftd2xx.cat.
    2. A registry entry may not be able to be set due to inadequate permissions, please select [Ignore] so that the installation can continue.
    When installing on Windows Vista or Windows 7 the installer may indicate that the install did not complete successfully and prompt you to confirm. Please select the option that confirms the installation was successful.

    Important Information:
    Some customers have reported that the EFILive V7.5 software will sometimes fail to detect the FlashScan V2 interface cable after it has been upgraded to V2.5 firmware or later. Usually retrying the operation will allow the software to detect FlashScan and continue. However, you can prevent the error and speed up the cable detection process by changing the cable type in the EFILive V7.5 Scan Tool software.
    Change the setting: Edit->Properties->Connections->Preferred interface cable type to EFILive FlashScan V2.5 (HAPI).
    Updating your FlashScan/AutoCal Firmware:
    After installing the V8 software, open the EFILive Control Panel (aka EFILive Hapi) by starting EFILive Explorer (Start->All Programs->EFILive->V8->EFILive Explorer).
    Once EFILive Explorer is running, the EFILive Control Panel icon (a small image of FlashScan) will appear in the Windows system tray at the end of the Windows task bar.
    Click on that icon and select the F6: Firmware option. Click on the [Refresh] button and follow the onscreen instructions to update the firmware.
    If you have a FlashScan and an AutoCal connected simultaneously, you may select between them using the list at the top of the window.
    Last edited by Blacky; April 22nd, 2013 at 10:45 AM.
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    I have successfully installed the software on my Windows 7 64-bit system without any error messages. While using the EFILive Explorer to upload files it shows the progress of the upload usually around 7-11% it shows not responding even though if I let it sit and not do anything it works. Is there and update coming to fix this issue with the AutoCal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackKnight View Post
    I have successfully installed the software on my Windows 7 64-bit system without any error messages. While using the EFILive Explorer to upload files it shows the progress of the upload usually around 7-11% it shows not responding even though if I let it sit and not do anything it works. Is there and update coming to fix this issue with the AutoCal?
    I've had that same issue since day 1, I'm using Vista 32 bit, always hangs or shows message "EFI Live not responding" but you can see the lights on Flashscan blinking and 20-30 seconds later all is well....
    On AutoCal it does the same thing but I can't tell what's going on, no blinking lights...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackKnight View Post
    I have successfully installed the software on my Windows 7 64-bit system without any error messages. While using the EFILive Explorer to upload files it shows the progress of the upload usually around 7-11% it shows not responding even though if I let it sit and not do anything it works. Is there and update coming to fix this issue with the AutoCal?
    It's something that has happened since day 1. It will eventually be fixed.
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    When is eventually? Just asking cause apparently it has been happening since Vista and that has been out a very long time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackKnight View Post
    When is eventually? Just asking cause apparently it has been happening since Vista and that has been out a very long time now.
    It should be fixed in the latest pre-release available here:
    http://forum.efilive.com/showthread....pre-release%29
    WARNING: I recommend not updating to the latest firmware in that pre-release just yet, it still has some issues.
    The V8 software is ok though.

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    Hello, i'm having hell getting my V8 stuff to work.

    I need to update my firmware and bootblock but it won't let me do anything. I've followed all the instructions that I can find all over this website and can't seem to get it to work. When I use the EFIlive Explorer and try to select the newest bootblock and firmware the little icon that says "program" is gray and won't let me click it.. and when I go to the little V2 icon at the bottom and try F6 it says that the V2 is unrecognized if I can even get it to come up. All my V7 stuff works fine and it did just download all the latest stuff for V7 and V8 and checked for updates..etc..

    And now, when I open the EFIlive explorer I get the message that says.. Error: $0025: Can't get semaphore for control of EFIlive_Hapi.

    What the hell is going on? LOL
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    Hi Chris,

    Which build versions of V7 and V8 software...? Are they 136 (V7) and 120 (V8)...?

    Which bootblock and firmware versions is your V2 at right now...?

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    joecar,

    V7.5.6 build 133 and V8.1.2 build 115.. I downloaded each one last night, then told it to look for updates of each as well.

    Bootblock 2.05.04
    Firmware 2.05.21

    Everytime I plug in the V2 it says "boot block has been upgraded. License will be upgraded now.. I hit OK.. then it says LICENSE UPGRADE.. WARNING DO not remove power during the upgrade process.. I hit OK.. then it says that Upgrade completed successfully.. I hit OK.. and it goes to the normal menu.

    It says all this because earlier I got to looking at it on the actual V2 and found where it talks about upgrading the bootblock.. so I did it.. now I guess everything is jacked up.

    Never had a problem with any of the software till now.. i'm sure it's something I did or something.. :(
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    Chris,

    Do this:
    - install updated V7 and V8 from here: builds 136/120.
    - then carefully read the attached .pdf doc.

    You need to update the V2 bootblock and firmware in a step sequence, this is what the attached doc explains.

    Get back to me here.
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