How To Solve Ford IDS 3-Day License

Ford IDS v86 cracks can be installed directly into Windows native for vehicles before 2012. However, in other versions of IDS (original), usually only 3 day trial version will be offered. So, how do you solve it? There are three options. here you go
IDS Software – Evaluation License

A non-renewable evaluation license has been installed on your computer which will expire in 3 days

Note: a production license must be activated prior to or at expiration of the Evaluation License to continue using Vehicle Communications

Select the Obtain Production License button below to activate a Production License now or select the Continue button to continue using your Evaluation License


Way 1: use VMWARE player
To install VMWARE which can freeze and restore ids when you use it (like a restore point but no registry entries for rollback)

Using a VMWARE image would have been MUCH easier. Simply make a copy of a windowsXP virtual machine BEFORE installing IDS. Then when you 3days is up.. delete that virtual machine and then use your backup one.. install IDS and continue on again!

Use v91 vmware (fix the day)->v100 (others)

In details…

with ids installed and expired
start task manager and make sure no ids or bosch services are running.
get iobit uninstaller and system care
use iobit uninstaller to remove ids and bosch at end of basic uninstall
select deep scan, then select shred files
next start iobit system care and do a registry scan, or better still a full scan
next manually delete the files bosch and ids in program files and in program date
then empty bin and shred files
reboot your machine and it will then allow a re install

NO active license…
look here: When you open VM at first time, choose “I move it” and all will be OK.

Way 2: install Deep freeze
Just don’t open IDS install deep freeze and no need to change cmos date every time

In details…

How to install V81 and freeze program correctly:

Step 1: How to install Ford VCM 2 IDS V91 – up to V96
Insert V91 Ford VCM II CD into your computer.
Open the file and copy and paste “DFSTD” and “DFSTD KEY” to the desktop.
Double Click on “ids-91.01_full”.
Select language and Click on “Next”.
Click on “Yes”.
Click on “Next”.
Select “I accept” and Click on “Next”.
Click on Next to install the software on Disk C.
Click on “Reboot”.
Select “Non-Dealer” as Dealer Type and “MADAGASCAR” as Country and then Click on “Tick” icon.
A window “IDS Software – Computer Date Synchronization” will pop up, Click on “Continue”.
Then you will get a window saying your computer will expire in 3 days. If there is no expire message, it indicates your installation failed and cannot be reinstalled. Therefore, please strictly follow this video.

Step 2: How to install IDS V81 calibration files
Take out V91 CD and insert V81 IDS CD.
Open the file and double Click on “VCMDVD”.
Click on “Calibration” to install calibration file.
Click on “Next”.
Click on “Next”.
Click on “Install”.
Click on “Finish”
Click on “Exit”.
Check if its device has established communication with the car by check “ETAS VCI USB RNDIS DEVICE” in device manager.
Check if there is VCM network in “Network Connections”.
If the VCM network is disconnected, open “Windows Firewall” and select “Off”.
If the network is still disconnected, select “Start” – “All programs” – “Bosch” – “VCI software” – “VCI Manager”.
Open “VCM Manager” and Click on “Repair USB”.
Click on “OK”.
The network is now connected.
Double Click on “IDS”.
Click on “Tick” icon.
Then the upgrade will start automatically.
Click on “Tick” icon at the bottom right when the upgrade is finished.
Go to “User Preferences”, Click on “Computer” icon and check hardware and software version under “VCM II”.
Select “Start new session” and Click on “All other” to establish communication to the car.
Select “Module Programming”.

Step 3: How to install Freeze Software

Very important note:
the Freeze software should be installed within 3 days after the V91 IDS is installed. Otherwise, the Freeze software will not be installed anymore.

Open “DFStd”.
Click on “Next”.
Select “I accept” and Click on “Next”.
Find License Key in “DFStd_KEY”.
Copy and paste the key into the blank and Click on “Next”.
Unselect Disk D and Click on “Next”.
After installing the frozen software, the V91 IDS software will not be deleted even if you reinstall the computer system. Therefore, if you want to install other version VCM2 IDS software later, please choose V86 rather than V91.
Click on “Next”.
Click on “Install”, your pc will then reboot automatically. The installation is finished.

Way 3: crack software by license files

How to crack Ford IDS software by License file?

Please don’t run the IDS software, before you install the License “Ford-License for IDS.exe”.
2. If you can see the windows process “XMLRegistryD.exe” in the windows task manager, then kill the windows process “XMLRegistryD.exe” before you run the “Ford-License for IDS.exe” License.
When you install the License “Ford-License for IDS.exe”, you may see” Can’t run patch while IDS program is running.”, what should you do? Here is the answer.
While you install the License “Ford-License for IDS.exe”, if you see the picture 1, then you should do the step 1, step 2, step 3.

Step 1:Press the “windows key + R” of the keyboard, then display the picture 2:

Step 2: Input the “TASKMGR” into the textbox of “open (o)”, then display the picture 3:
Step 3: Kill the windows process “XMLRegistryD.exe”.
Step 4:Rerun the License “Ford-License for IDS.exe” .then directly display the picture 5.

The last…. it’s IMPORTANT for you to read something about IDS software license…

VCM2 license:

easy way to crack download any version from any where you like..
and just before opening ids. install deep freeze…restart..
then every time you get 3 days lic… you start ids enter your detial like dealer id,country.. etc.. it gives you 3 days licence..

hurry no playing with cmos date…
just don’t open IDS install deep freeze and no need to change cmos date every time

VXdiag licence:

is actually written on the hard drive and since the the VM is in non-persistent mode, it disappears as soon as you turn off the VM.
Remove non persistent mode. Get your license and put back the non persistent mode.
Make sure not to launch IDS while you do this


In my opinion VXdiag tools are crappy and not worth buying it.
Using vcm2 sp177-c1 I can communicate with all car and truck. But still have difficulty programming some pre 2010 truck / SUV.