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#1 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 09:23 AM
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What are the opinions about this 2 CD set. I don't find it very helpful. It looks to me to be a Service Advisor's tool at the dealership.

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RE: Mercedes WIS CD

You are right,some of these WIS CD's do not have much useful info on them. I have just got the 5 cd set but cannot install them yet as you need 2 dvd drives.
Sinse it is not a good idea to have 2 drives on a computer I will make up a special computer just for car info.
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i bought a dvd from somebody on this site and the info

int it is pretty lame, not recommend it.
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My first impression was that the WIS CD's were not much help. I have changed my mind. A little persistance on my part proved it to be very helpful.

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One almost needs a dipoma to use it, the help pages have a lot of info. it gets better every day.

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I did not find it helpful, very cumbersome actually. Mitchell is better.

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I did not find it helpful, very cumbersome actually. Mitchell is better.
Sorry but what is Mitchell?
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An alternative source for repair info found at Mitchell 1 - The First Choice of Automotive Professionals.

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What are the opinions about this 2 CD set. I don't find it very helpful. It looks to me to be a Service Advisor's tool at the dealership.
I bought the 2 CD WIS from an eBay store in England for $17.00 USD and followed the install instructions very carefully. It installed well but I would not suggest that a person with basic computer skills attempt the install. After the install I found it very difficult to use and Searched for someone who seemed to know how to get information from it. As usual, Bob Terry seems to have a pretty good handle on the resource but I notice that he usually promotes the $75 DVD. It's my guess that he does this because it's easier to use and has a full compliment of information for US cars.
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I bought the two CD Mitchell on demand for Mercedes Benz. The interface was so clunky it would only work seldomly on Win XP (16bit subsytem errors) and possibly not at all on Vista so I found an old HDD and installed Win 98 and then Mitchell.

Mitchell is very difficult to use and certain repairs are only found by searching the CD for other models that share the same components.

I did try to upload these CD discs to Biggy's FTP site for all to share but maybe because of the large file sizes it never worked.

Just as an aside we all owe Biggy a huge thank you for creating and donating an upload/download area on his business website
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