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How to install iGuidance 3 on my netbook with no CD drive?
randcool
I have an Acer Aspire One with 120GB hard drive, 1GB RAM, and an external Bluetooth. I have tried copying iGuidance 3 via Flash drive, but when I go to install maps it asks for Cd 1, etc.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks
Marvin Hlavac
Hi randcool,

Welcome to Laptop GPS World.

See if this can help: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/256-how-install-iguidance-new-laptop-no-dvd-rom-drive
tcassidy
Did you try networking the netbook with the computer you have that is DVD equipped. Then share the DVD drive and load it from there.

Terry
randcool
Thanks, Terry. No, I didn't, but I can try that. The flash drive doesn't work because iGuidance 3 keeps asking me to insert the CD when I try to install. I am on a router so I can network the netbook. It is an Acer Aspire One that is a big improvement over my drt Sony at 11 lbs.
tcassidy
I can't remember exactly but with version 3, don't you just copy the folder containing the Map and Scansoft folder to your hard drive. I think it had to be in a folder called iNav iGuidance on your hard drive. Possibly you have that folder already on the DVD or flash drive and you can copy the whole thing.I really can't remember how the program found it though.

Terry
randcool
Terry
Something is wrong somewhere when I try to install via shared drive I can install the program but when I attempt to install maps it gives me the Please install CD 1 .I just installed it on my desktop with no problems.Any ideas?Thanks for your help

Rand
tcassidy
You are correct. iNav v3 is hardwired to look for a local DVD drive for the map generation function.

One solution is to generate the maps to another computer as you probably have already done. Then copy the data from the Maps folder created in the iNav iGuidance folder. Place that data on your netbook where iNav created a similar Maps folder.

A better long term solution is to buy a USB DVD drive for your netbook. Then you can easily install anything you want. And after that, get the latest version of iGuidance (2009). Some of these problems have been resolved and the map data is much better.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
A better long term solution is to buy a USB DVD drive for your netbook. Then you can easily install anything you want. And after that, get the latest version of iGuidance (2009)
Not to mention that installing a two year old version of iGuidance on a fine brand new netbook like yours should really be punishable by law.
randcool
hmmm Perhaps but after reading your fine forums why do I need the activation headaches? I don't use this for work just casual use.It has worked well and I was considering upgrading until LOL I read all the hassle of the new 09 version.Why do companies do this? I immediately started looking for another provider.
tcassidy
Actually, iNav has done a better job of dealing with the hassle you speak of than most of the other mapping products I use. It allows running the product on 2 devices and offers a variety of ways to transfer that activation between devices (and they work).

Where I live, the mapping data has been so bad that updating was the only option. Most of the products (using Navteq data) have finally caught up to what MapSource and S&T had 4 years ago (before they went to Navteq).

I am not a fan of iGuidance but that is more to do with other features that interest me and considerable previous experience with other products. Their display on small screen devices such as my 7" ASUS r2h UMPC was only matched recently by Garmin Mobile PC.

Terry
randcool
Hey Terry
So BC huh? I live in Gig Harbor WA about 60 mi below Seattle and I do Like Inav.After using Mapopolis for pda and S&T I liked the way it worked on my pda and Sony lap.I don't know if I saw it here or GPS Passion but the comments weren't very flattering about Inav and getting it activated.If you think it's ok I may consider it.What about ST I haven't used it for years?Thx for your help btw

Rand
tcassidy
Rand,
I have been to Gig Harbor but not recently.

IGuidance;
I had no trouble with activation of version 4 or 2009.
Voice guidance with street name pronunciation is included.
Display on small screen devices is excellent.
Version 2009 no longer comes with support for PDAs included. I think that is an extra cost item. I already had Garmin XT so haven't looked at it.
Be aware that you can no longer break the map into segments. Use with a PDA requires at least a 2gig sd or cf card for storage.
I have not had an opportunity to try its routing capabilities yet.

S&T
Not as suitable for my UMPC but should be fine at 10"
major interface and display changes from what I used to see.
60 day trial download so check it out. Or pop over to Microsoft headquarters and see if you can wangle a copy!

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
Quote:
Originally Posted by randcool
I don't know if I saw it here or GPS Passion but the comments weren't very flattering about Inav and getting it activated.
Rand, it could have been at GPS Passion forum. I read the discussions there, too, but they were mostly on the topic of the not yet released PDA version of iGuidance 2009.
randcool
Ok
Got it to work by moving maps to netbook so now what is the work around for com port ? Mine is 41.How do I get it to below 16 so Inav will recognize it?Thx for all the help to both of you.


Rand
randcool
Disregard Guys I went back to forums and saw what the fix was for ports.selected custom setup on CT I have cirago btw very cool.$22.for a mini adapter.I leave it in all the time allows me to start Inav when i turn my gps on!BTW I am downloading ST now.1 gig holy cow~

thx as always

Rand
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