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Question MSD Pn# 4244 Issues with Software & Windows 8

I've been trying to get the MSD software to work on my new laptop that has windows 8 on it.

I've done the restart process to "disable driver signature enforcement" so I could load the drivers but still have had no luck.

That process can be found here
http://www.msdignition.com/uploadedF...indows%208.pdf


I continue to get this message on my screen... attached a pic..

Any ideas? I've sent MSD a couple e-mails last week but no reply.....
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Ive had several problems with windows 8, thats why i use xp and 7.

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it won't work on windows 8. find an older laptop or tune it on a different older computer.

You want the best way to do it. Find a cheap 5 inch Chinese fake ipad that runs windows 7. they are about 150 bucks. You download 4244 off the MSD website (no c/d disk access so you can't use that)

plug it in. and there you go. it's also a cheap tachometer upgrade. plus you can monitor engine temps, air temps, watch the mapping, RPM, injector duty. it's a really neat option that will work with the MSD. touch screen so you can just touch the map, then touch the keyboard option. hit up or down. and adjust any cells you could want.

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it won't work on windows 8. find an older laptop or tune it on a different older computer.

You want the best way to do it. Find a cheap 5 inch Chinese fake ipad that runs windows 7. they are about 150 bucks. You download 4244 off the MSD website (no c/d disk access so you can't use that)

plug it in. and there you go. it's also a cheap tachometer upgrade. plus you can monitor engine temps, air temps, watch the mapping, RPM, injector duty. it's a really neat option that will work with the MSD. touch screen so you can just touch the map, then touch the keyboard option. hit up or down. and adjust any cells you could want.

That kinda sucks that it will not work with windows 8...

That fake i pad seems like a neat option...

I've got an older laptop kicking around so I'll probably use that for the time being

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Update the MSD Charge FI units now work with Windows 8 (8.1)

Check out this link for the steps you need to take to make it work..

http://www.msdignition.com/page.aspx?id=6545

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Good find!!

I've been using a shitty laptop simply because of this issue. Now I can use my good one that will hold a battery charge fro more than 5 mins!!!

THANKS!!

Now if they would have software revision that used the old 4244 maps on the 4244v2 setups. I'd be even happier!!

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Good find!!

I've been using a shitty laptop simply because of this issue. Now I can use my good one that will hold a battery charge fro more than 5 mins!!!

THANKS!!

Now if they would have software revision that used the old 4244 maps on the 4244v2 setups. I'd be even happier!!
No problem!!

Yeah I was in the same situation with no batt life and random shut offs with my old laptop! Never fun!!

Yes that would be a good add also! we can only wait!

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Good find!!

I've been using a shitty laptop simply because of this issue. Now I can use my good one that will hold a battery charge fro more than 5 mins!!!

THANKS!!

Now if they would have software revision that used the old 4244 maps on the 4244v2 setups. I'd be even happier!!
Did they ever have a software revision that old 4244 maps can be used on the 4244v2 setups ?

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