How to install BMW INPA 5.0.2 Windows 10 64bit

where to download and how to install… Here you go.

NOTE: I am NOT responsible for any damage YOU do to your car or computer.BMW INPAwill work with few select things for an E38 such as resetting adaptations, diagnostics, code reading, etc. NCS Expert will NOT run on a 64-bit operating syetm. If you have a 32-bit version of Windows 10, please feel free to try ECS Expert and let me know if it works!

I have NOT tried INPA with any other bmw models. Please feel free to comment your success on other models!!

BMW INPA Windows 10 download links:

K+DCAN usb cable:

Switch mode K+DCAN cable:
INPA software 5.0.2:

INPA cable software:

Please allow time for these downloads. They are fairly good sized.

How to setupINPA 5.0.2 on Windows 10 64bit:
Should you get ANY errors or pop-ups during any phase of the installation, ignore them. INPA will still install.

1.Download all required files and programs,as listed below. Also you should have the K+DCAN cable in your posession(link provided below).
2.Extract the INPA.rar to your desktop. You will be left with INPA folder.
3.Extract INPAcable.rar to your desktop. You will be left with INPA cable folder.

Installation – Phase 1
1.Open INPA cable folder and move the top four folders (step1, step2, step3 and driver) to Windows(Cfolder of your PC.
2.Whilst in Windows(C, open 01_Step1 folder and copy EC-APPS over to your Windows(Cdrive.
3.Go back to 01_Step1 folder and open the NFS folder. Open Entpackt folder. Open disk 1, find SETUP.exe and right-click it. Goto Properties/Compatibility and set it to run in compatibilty mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 3). Also, check the box for Run as Administrator. Hit Apply then Ok.
4.Double-click SETUP.exe to launch.
5. Once window pops up, select Windows XP. Click Weiter (it means Next).
6.Click Weiter 3 more times. Make sure User Mode is selected. Click weiter.
7.Make sure top choice is selected (1 Parametri……). Click Weiter.
8.Ensure OBD is selected. Press weiter. Ensure Kein API-TRACE. Click weiter. Ensure Kein IFH-TRACE is selected. Click weiter.Ensure Komfort(.IPO) is selected. Press weiter.
9.Press OK. Let install. Press ok, and again. Press any key to continue.
10.Select Ja,Computer jetzt neu starten. Click Breeden. This will restart your PC as needed.

Phase 2
1.Goto Windows(C/02_Step_2/INSTALL and right click on Instprog. Set it up to run in compatibility mode as mentioned in Phase1, step 3. Then double-click to launch.
2.Press OK if prompted. Select Enlgish then press weiter.
3.Press continue and continue again. Ensure destination is under C:
4. Press continue. Select BMW Group Rectification programs UK. (NOT USA) Press continue.
5.Check off all white boxs. There will be 2 update and 1 complete that needs to be checked. Press continue, and again. You may get error. ignore it. Otherwise, press End.
6.Restart your PC once more manually.

Phase 3
1.Goto Windows(C/03_Step_3/INSTALL and right click on Instprog. Set it up to run in compatibility mode as mentioned in Phase1, step 3. Then double-click to launch.
2.Press OK if prompted. Select Enlgish then press weiter.
3.Press continue and continue again. Ensure destination is under C:
4. Press continue. Select BMW Group Rectification programs UK. (NOT USA) Press continue.
5.Under INPA 5.0.1, check off Update. Under NCS Expert 3.0.8, check off Complete. Press continue.
6.Click on Rename. In the box, type the number 1 and press continue, and again. You might gett error. Ignore it. IF prompted, press End.

Phase 4
1.Plug in your K+DCAN cable. You will from now on use ONLY that port.
**Windows 10 will autoatically update the driver IF needed. Windows 10 also already has a serial function. This is all we need to modify.**
2.In your search box (lower left of screen next to Windows button), type “Device Manager”. Click on the top option.
3.Once in Device Manager, locate Ports(COM & LPT) and click on the little plus sign next to it. It should now show USB Serial Port (COMx) under Ports(COM & LPT). **The little ‘x’ is in place of whatever number you have the cable plugged into).
4.Right-click on USB Serial Port (COMx) and click Properties.
5.Goto Port Settings tab. Click Advanced. Change the COM Port Number to COM1.
6.Change Latency Timer from 16 to 1. Press ok. Press ok again. Close Device Manager.
7.Goto Windows(C/Driver_D_CAN_USB and double-click OBDSetup.exe. Press Enter.

Phase 5
1.Go into Control Panel/System/Advanced System Settings/Environment Variables.
2.Ensure that System Variables TMP and TEMP both contain the path C:\EDIABAS\Bin.
3.If not, manually add it in. Example: C:\Windows\Temp;C:\EDIABAS\Bin
4.the ‘;’ is important to seperate paths. Please ensure you put that in there then add in the rest.

Phase 6
1.From Desktop, open INPA folder then open the second INPA folder. Right click on Step_1_Install_BMW_Tools and click Poperties. Goto Compatibilty and run the program in compatibility mode for Windows 7. Also, run as administrator. Click Apply then ok. Doulbe-click to launch.
2.Enusre destination path is C:\BMW Tools , if it is not change it to that.
3.Press Install. You will get an error. Press ok.
4.Goto Windows(C/BMW Tools/Programminstallation and right-click on setup.exe. Set it up for compatibility mode as stated in Phase 1, step 3.
5.double-click to launch. Select English, press ok. Press Next. Accept and press next. Press next again and again.Ensure the installation destination is C:\EDIABAS, click next.Ensure installation destination is C:\EC-APPS\NFS,click next.Ensure installation destination is C:\EC-APPS\INPA, click next.Ensure installation destination is C:\NCSEXPER, click next.Ensure start menu folder is BMW Standard Tools. click next.
6.You do NOT have to perform the data backup if not desired. I didn’t. Uncheck box if not wanting data backup and click next.Ensure hardware-interface setting is STD:OBD and click next.Ensure COM port for serial OBD is Com1. Check the box for USB to serial adapter. click next. Click Install. If any errors, ignore them.

Phase 7
1.Goto Desktop/INPA/INPA and right-click the file ‘Step 2_ Install INPA.exe’.Set up for compatibility as mentioned in Phase 6,step 1.
2.The Destination Path should be ‘C:\temp’, leave as it is and click ‘Next’.
3.Choose ‘English’ and select ‘Continue’ and ‘Continue’.
4.Select ‘C:\’ and then ‘Continue’.
5.Select ‘BMW Group Rectification Programs UK’ and click ‘Continue’.
6.Tick ‘Update’ for all options where not grayed out, then ‘Continue’.
7.Select ‘OBD’, then ‘Continue’ and ‘Continue’.
8.The installation will begin and complete.

Phase 8
1.Goto Desktop/INPA/INPA and right-click the file ‘Step 3_ Final Update.exe’.Set up for compatibility as mentioned in Phase 6,step 1.
2.The Destination Path should be left as it is, then select ‘Install’.
3.Select ‘Yes to all’.
4.Once completed, the window will close itself.

Phase 9
1.Goto Desktop/INPA/INPA and double-click the file ‘serial port.reg’.
2.When prompted, select ‘Yes’ and ‘Yes’. You will receive confirmation that your registry has been updated.
3.Locate the file ‘C:\EDIABAS\Bin\obd.ini’ and copy this file into your Windows folder.
4.Edit the file ‘C:\EC-APPS\INPA\CFGDAT\INPA.INI’ in Notepad, locate the section that starts with ‘//F3’, remove the slashes at the beginning of the three lines of text, and amend any instance of ‘F10’ to ‘E46’.
**Step 4 is only needed if you are working on an E46. Otherwise, ignore this step!

In theory, you will not have INPA on your desktop. Right-click it and set up compatibility mode as mentioned in Phase 1, step 3. Double click to launch.


I utilized these couple of great tutorials, gathered all files needed, made my own .rar files and layed out the instructions as required to getINPA softwareworking on Windows 10 64-bit.

The final tip:

ICOM A2can be used with diagnosis and also programming. While DCAN cable can do all of those it is not safe to program modules because there have been a lot of cases where modules were bricked.You can only get your 1B file using FSC generator with ICOM on an E series car but cannot generate 1B file using a DCAN cable since it will give you an error. There is another way though of getting your 1B file without using an ICOM on an E series through the USB port inside your glovebox accessing the hard drive directly. Rather than going through all those stuff, it is more convenient to just buy the lifetime FSC code and be done with it.

To see if I understood:

Programming= Flashing a module, which means changing the actual software. Best done with an ICOM.

Coding= Reading and writing the memory which contains the configuration. Can be done with a K&DCAN cable.

ICOM: fast protocol, allows to secure flash software and read/write access the entire memory. Similar to JTAG programming.

K&DCAN Cable: slow serial protocol, flashing would take ages and errors could occur. Also, not possible to access the entire memory. Similar to RS232 bootloader access.

You program a module if you want to update the software to a newer one or if you a retrofitting a new module and want to flash it. ICOM is a lot more stable than dcan cable when it comes to programming. And you are right there are modules that takes hours to finish and any interruption in the process will surely brick that module. You can get a cheap china clone ICOM but finding a refutable vendor selling a good working ICOM is not easy. I’ve been using China ICOM from it’s a good helper in my garage repair work. You can also getrecommendations from others who bought a working clone ICOM.