[Vwdiesel] CD Bentley

Val Christian val at mongo.mongobird.com
Mon Aug 3 06:13:24 PDT 2009

I too, even the computer geek I am, find that the Bentley process is a
expensive exercise.  Every 9 months when I need the manual, i go through
all kinds of efforts to get the manual up.  Right now, I have had to 
do upgrades, still don't have the ability to print correctly, and in general 
only go to the manual when I absolutely have to.  Paper remains my first
choice, because Bentley's implementation is a killer.  

Furthermore, I tend to own cars longer than harddrives and computers.
It now looks like I need to re-license my Bently just because of that.
I've got about $220 into it.  That's an expensive car manual.

> I could swear that the electronic Manuals are for people that want to frig
> with their computer, not fix a car.  Registration process was uphill both
> ways underwater, other than that, it was okay.
> The electronic manual is pretty much a necessity for investigating DTC's
> (diagnostic trouble codes) so if you have VCDS (vag-com) you're pretty much
> joined at the hip to the damn thing. I can't imagine working flat rate and
> having to piss away so much time on a computer as opposed to just looking it
> up in an index in a paper book.
> -james
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
> > On Behalf Of Shalyn Shourds
> > Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 10:11 PM
> > To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> > Subject: [Vwdiesel] CD Bentley
> > 
> > Does anyone else have absolute fits getting the electronic Bentley
> > manuals to work?  I don't pull it up very often, but every time I do, I
> > have to spend more time working on the computer than I do on the car.
> > Last time required a $20 upgrade just to make it compatible with newer
> > versions of Acrobat.  Now, I can't get it to come up without crashing.
> > Needless to say, I feel that the CD version is a waste of money.  Lots
> > of money.
> > 
> > I've re-installed the software several times and I have version 3.0.
> > Granted, I built this computer and installed Windows (XP) and
> > everything, so there's always a chance that something is just wrong
> > with
> > it, but I'm out of ideas and am curious if I'm the only one.
> > 
> > -Shalyn
> > 
> > I'd rather be turning wrenches than punching keys.
> > 
> > 
> > 
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