BMW ISTA-D and ISTA-P Download and Install Windows 7/8/10

BMW ISTA-D and ISTA-P Download and Install Windows 7/8/10

Confirmed! BMW ISTA-D/P works in windows 78(8.1) 10 without a problem.

Look here: BMW ISTA software download with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 installation tutorials(updated in 01-2019)

For the BMW ISTA-D/ISTA-P interface, here recommend you use:

  • GODIAG V600-BM BMW Diagnostic and Programming Tool
  • VXDIAG VCX SE for BMW Diagnostic and Programming Tool (with software)

Part 1: BMW ISTA-p ISTA d download
Part 2: ISTA p ISTA d install (Windows 7/8.1/10)
Part 3: BMW ICOM cable for ISTA

In details:

Part 1: BMW ISTA-d ISTA-p download
Free version:
Rheingold 4.14.14 Standalone/SDP 4.14.12/ISTA-P EN, DE, RU, OTHER)!BaBkBawb!_buiiV3KAJ70_ds8mTEL_PBdsRKv3HiKolmaGo4hnQ0

Newest BMW Rheingold ISTA-D 4.12.12 ISTA-P Download
Latest version:
V2021.9 BMW ICOM Software HDD Win10 System ISTA-D 4.29.20 and ISTA-P with Engineers Programming 500GB Hard Disk:
V2021.9 BMW ICOM Software SSD Win10 System ISTA-D 4.30.10 and ISTA-P: with Engineers

Have tested on Windows 7 successfully
Work no issues with BMW ICOM cables such as ICOM A2, ICOM NEXT, etc.
Confirmed to work perfectly on the BMW E/F series
100% no problem in vehicle diagnostics, coding, and programming

Part 2: ISTA-D ISTA-P Win 7 Win 8 Win 10 install

  1. BMW ISTA-D ISTA-P Windows 7 install:

Step 1: ISTA-D Diagnosis software Open software
Double click the RHEINGOLD icon to change Full Screen

Go to Operations, then Read Out Vehicle Data, press complete identification, and follow the ISTA prompt to connect the ICOM emulator with the vehicle

When it shows ICOM. you can click the lower right corner Connect to start the diagnosis. (if the Status shows firmware, you see update ICOM firmware first, see instruction in Part 5

Step 2: ISTA-P Programming software Open ISTA-P software
click the “Reset Settings” tab then close Open it again

Select ISTA-P language and Resolution

check the resolution on the desktop, it is the same as the ISTA-P resolution you just chose

Select vehicle type, BMW, MINI, BMW Motorcycle, or Rolls Royce Select ISTA-P server automatically
Step 3: ETK
Open ETK software
Click the “Extras” tab>> “Settings” to change language and other settings

Click “Settings” to change language and others
Step 4: Engineer Tools
Engineering &programming software INPA, NCS-Expert, WInKFP, etc. Before using the engineering tools, must set/configure ICOM settings
1) Open Engineer Tools, and Itool Radar, select the first-line option and click the “Reserve” button on the right.
ICOM Device status will be changed to Reserved

2) Open EasyConnect, and do the following settings. The IP address must be set to correct, click the “CHECK” button
Configuration is done. Start using engineering software (INPA, WinKFP, etc.)

2. BMW ISTA Windows 8.1 install:

    Easy to do:
    install Vredist 2013 and 2015, net framework 4.6.1 or 4.6.2
    Install admin client and launcher
    Put license files in the right location
    Install all ISTA/P Files
    Put all correct files in shared storage and install all.
    Install standard toolsinstallpatches
    Use hardlink for PZData
    (Thanks to SCOTT)

    3. BMW ISTA Windows 10 install:

    Setup on Windows 10 64-bit

    After the Windows 10 update (which failed the first two attempts because it turned out the BlOS needed an update first) most applications were fine.

    By simply revisiting the COM port settings for my K+ DCAN USB to set back to COM9, minimum buffer sizes, and minimum latency Rheingold ran perfectly.

    Loader y3.2 and ISTA-P were a bit more stricky. I re-ran the Network Config Tool. I tried Loader V4.3. No joy. However I did it nicely and ISTA-P runs nicely too, and with the excellent Loader V4.3.

    The Windows Networking and Networking Toolkit for Networking and Networking

    ->The setting was to go into Network Settings, select the USB Loopback which has been renamed ” Ethernet 2 ” and rename it to “USB” then go into its settings just like you would ENET lead and set the PV4P to 169.2540.8 with a mask of

    Tip: ISTA P install help
    Question: Where (what path) do you place the SDP contents to support flashing from ISTA? Also, where do you place the BLP contents as well?

    Answer: Put the two folders’ data and data swi in C:\Rheingold\Psdz

    And registry:
    “BMW.Rheingold.Programming.PsdzDataPath”=”C:\Rheingold\psdz\data swi’

    “BMW.Rheingold.Programming.PsdzDataPath”=”C:\Rheingold\psdZ\data swi”

    Good to know:
    There are many programs for BMW ICOM full packages
    ISTA-P ISTA-D414.20
    SDP programming database 4.14.20
    VIN 11.06.2018
    ETK 11.2018
    KSD 11.2018
    INPA 5.00
    WINKFP 5.2.3
    NCS Expert 4.0
    BMWAi 4.6 for hidden functions flash
    E-SYS 3.30, ESYS3.33, ESYSPlus2.8
    DR.GINI B020
    FSC Navigator Calculation Software

    This is for your information.
    You should be equipped with laptop knowledge and rich in software installation if you want to install BMW ICOM software yourself.
    If not, you’d better get a plug-and-play kit.

    If you have a decent laptop, a real professional will help you to install all BMW software on the disk before delivery.

    If you don’t have a good laptop to work on, a second-hand but functional Lenovo T410 can be your way to go.

    If you’re new to BMW diagnostics and programming but have nothing, you can get a full BMW diagnostic and programming kit, incl. ICOM Next, ISTA and engineering software, laptop with all software installed. (it will help you save a lot)

    In summary.
    It depends on your purpose (diagnostic or coding or programming) and model (Exx or Fxx or others).

    For Coding, you need different Tools, NCS Expert/SP-Daten for E-Series and E-Sys/PSdZData for F- Series.

    All Diagnosis and Coding can be done with cheap DCAN Cable for E-Series and cheap ENET Cable for F- Series.

    For Programming (Flashing ECUs with new Firmware), then you need ISTA/P for both E-Series and F-Series cars, or you can use WinKFP for E-Series and E-Sys for F-Series. For E-Series Programming you will need an ICOM, but for F-Series programming, you can use ENET Cable.

    For Exx- Series:

    Interface = K+DCAN Cable (OBD Il to USB) or ICOM
    ECU Data Files=SP-Daten
    NCS Expert=Coding Software
    WinKFP = Programming (Flashing) Software
    EDIABAS =Low-Level ECU Communication Software used by NCS Expert & WinKFP

    For Fxx-/lxx-/ Gxx-Series, Mini & Rolls-Royce:

    Interface = ENET Cable (OBD ll to Rj45 Ethernet) or ICOM
    ECU Data Files=PSdZData
    E-Sys=Coding Software
    E-Sys=Programming (Flashing) Software

    About: BMW ICOMBMW ISTA-D and ISTA-P for Icom Next A

    • ICOM A (also ICOM A2, ICOM A3, ICOM Next A): main interface
    • ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series
    • ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20-pin diagnostic plug
    • ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles
    • ISTA+ (AKA Rheingold or ISTA-D): DIAGNOSTICS for All Vehicles, Programming for F/I/G/RR & MINI, but requires an ICOM
    • ISTA-P: Programming traditionally for all chassis, but is being phased out by August 2017, except for the legacy E series. Replacement ECUs must be NEW!

    YOU HAVE TO KNOW before you buy ICOM A2 or ICOM A3 or ICOM Next:

    ICOM A vs ICOM A2 vs ICOM A3
    Modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. And robust aluminum case will help to avoid damage when used in harsh environments. It works better in cooling, runs faster, and works more stable. not easier broken than older ICOM A.

    COM A3 can program all units for all BMW series except the media system. and work more stable and has stronger compatibility than ICOM A2 or A1.

    ICOM NEXT vs the old ICOM
    -> much faster in BMW F and G series.
    -> supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof there currently is no gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. Also, it has USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 and a better wifi card.

    ICOM A3 vs ICOM Next
    BMW ICOM A3 HW 1.38:

    BMWICOM NEXT A+B+CHW 1.40: wifi.html

    Please help me with some advice!
    Reply 1: Both of these have the same hardware. None of them are clones of anything also. A3 is a full china version of ICOM, there is no original version looking like this crap. NEXT is just looking like genuine NEXT, but with old A1/A2 hardware inside, like A3

    Reply 2: I recommend buying an original ICOM Next. It is priced roughly at 500 euros. Take into
    consideration that you will probably work on cars that are worth 30-40k euros or maybe more and if your Chinese ICOM fails you even once, you will be spending a lot of money on a bricked ECU.

    Reply 3: You can have an ICOM Next HQ clone if you don’t have much budget for it. This tool handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely, much faster in BMW F and G series and if flashing the complete vehicle. It supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future-proof, there currently is no gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. will be compatible with future cars. Also, it has a better wifi card and USB3.0 instead of USB2.0(USB 3.0 is theoretically more than ten times faster than USB 2.0. We need a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 flash drive formatted with FAT32)


    ICOM Next A wins in performance!!
    ->handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely

    BMW ICOM Next wins in speed!!
    ->faster startup and standard wifi
    ->much faster in BMW F and G series.
    ->much faster if flashing the complete vehicle
    (Flashing of NBT is not faster with ICOM next its the same as ICOM A and A2)

    BMW ICOM Next wins in future cars!
    ->will be compatible for future cars
    ->supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos.

    BMW ICOM Next wins in connection!
    ->has a better wifi card
    ->has USB3.0 instead of UsB2.0

    Note: USB 3.0 vs USB 2.0
    The USB 2.0 standard offers a theoretical maximum signaling rate of 480 megabits per second, while USB 3.0 defines a maximum rate of 5 gigabits per second. In other words, USB 3.0 is theoretically more than ten times faster than USB 2.0

    We need USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 flash drive formatted with FAT32.

    Open chat
    Scan the code
    Hello 👋
    How can we help you today ? We\'re offering full ISTA+ online/offline solutions for BMW, also refer to for more details