WOW just read through the post. . . .
i'm pretty comp savvy but not sure i can pull that off looks intimidating
and my old laptops only a single core 1.7 with 2 gigs of ram and a 30 gig hd, dont even know if it can handle all that software
i'm never buying another bmw
love working on my own cars but seems like you either need masters degrees in computer sciences AND electrical engineering to fix the simplest problem on these freaking things OR make 6 figures a year so you can afford the dealers or indy shops insane labor rates /enrant