How to Install and Update ETKA 8.1-8.2 for Windows 10/64-bit

ETKA is a software that provides electronic parts catalogues for Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat vehicles. It contains detailed information about original spare parts and accessories, as well as diagrams and illustrations. ETKA can help you find the right part for your car, as well as check the compatibility and availability of the parts.

In this article, we will show you how to install and update ETKA 8.1-8.2 for Windows 10/64-bit, using the files from the ETKA.8.1- package. This package contains the latest version of ETKA, as well as an emulator and a loader that can bypass the expiration date and allow you to update the prices and databases online.

Step 1: Download the files

The first step is to download the files from the ETKA.8.1- package, which can be found on various websites . The package contains the following files:

  • ETK8_2018-V1.exe: This is the main installer for ETKA 8.1.
  • DLL-PATCH.exe: This is a patch that can fix a DLL error that may occur during the installation.
  • Application64.exe: This is an emulator that can run ETKA on 64-bit Windows systems.
  • ETK8_2018-V1_CORRECTION-INT.exe: This is a correction that can fix the desktop shortcut not working.
  • Etka Updates v1.8.1.exe: This is a downloader that can download the latest updates for ETKA.
  • ETKA Loader: This is a folder that contains a loader that can update the prices and databases online, as well as instructions for setting it up.

Step 2: Install ETKA 8.1

The second step is to install ETKA 8.1 using the ETK8_2018-V1.exe file. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Run ETK8_2018-V1.exe to start the installation.
  2. When asked, enter the installation password: LexCom@ETK8 _2018-V1.
  3. If you receive a DLL error, exit the installation and run DLL-PATCH.exe.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Step 3: Install Emulator

The third step is to install the emulator using the Application64.exe file. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. If you use Windows 10, enter Test Mode before running Application64.exe. To enter Test Mode, click Start, type CMD, right click and Run as Administrator. Type BCDEDIT /SET TESTSIGNING ON and press Enter. If you see a success message, restart your computer. Your desktop should say “Test Mode” in the lower-right corner.
  2. If you use 64-bit Windows, run Application64.exe.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Note: Windows 10 must remain in Test Mode for ETKA 8.1-8.2 to work.

Step 4: Fix Desktop Shortcut

The fourth step is to fix the desktop shortcut using the ETK8_2018-V1_CORRECTION-INT.exe file. To do this, follow these steps: