How to Use Piwis 2 for Mac
Piwis 2 is a diagnostic tool for Porsche vehicles that allows you to perform various functions such as coding, programming, testing and troubleshooting. However, Piwis 2 is designed to run on Windows operating systems only. If you have a Mac computer and want to use Piwis 2, you will need to install a virtual machine software that can run Windows on your Mac.
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In this article, we will show you how to use Piwis 2 for Mac by installing Parallels Desktop, a popular virtual machine software for Mac. Parallels Desktop allows you to run Windows and Mac applications side by side without rebooting your computer. You will also need a Piwis 2 hardware interface and a Piwis 2 software DVD.
Step 1: Install Parallels Desktop on your Mac
To install Parallels Desktop on your Mac, follow these steps:
Go to https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/ and download the latest version of Parallels Desktop.
Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install Parallels Desktop on your Mac.
Launch Parallels Desktop and click on the \"+\" icon to create a new virtual machine.
Select \"Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file\" and click \"Continue\".
Insert your Piwis 2 software DVD into your Mac's optical drive or mount the ISO file if you have downloaded it from the internet.
Select the Piwis 2 software DVD or ISO file as the source and click \"Continue\".
Enter your Windows product key and click \"Continue\".
Select \"Express installation\" and click \"Continue\".
Choose a name and location for your virtual machine and click \"Create\".
Wait for Parallels Desktop to install Windows and Piwis 2 software on your virtual machine.
Step 2: Connect your Piwis 2 hardware interface to your Mac
To connect your Piwis 2 hardware interface to your Mac, follow these steps:
Plug your Piwis 2 hardware interface into the OBD port of your Porsche vehicle.
Connect the other end of the Piwis 2 hardware interface to a USB port on your Mac using the supplied USB cable.
Wait for Parallels Desktop to detect the Piwis 2 hardware interface and ask you to connect it to your virtual machine.
Select \"Connect to Windows\" and click \"OK\".
Wait for Windows to install the drivers for the Piwis 2 hardware interface.
Step 3: Launch Piwis 2 software on your virtual machine
To launch Piwis 2 software on your virtual machine, follow these steps:
Start your Porsche vehicle and turn on the ignition.
Switch to the Windows desktop on your virtual machine by clicking on the Parallels icon in the Mac menu bar and selecting \"Windows\".
Double-click on the Piwis 2 icon on the Windows desktop to launch Piwis 2 software.
Select your vehicle model and click \"OK\".
Select \"Diagnosis\" or \"Programming\" depending on what you want to do with Piwis 2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to perform various functions with Piwis 2.