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Can I update Microsoft Streets & Trips, or do I have to buy a new one every year?
kustomkid
I have the Streets & Trips 2007 version. Can I update it or does everybody just have to buy a new one every year?

Craig
tcassidy
S&T includes the map update with the program updates each year as many navigation products do. Those that sell map updates each year charge as much for the map as S&T does for the whole program so its a great deal. Also, S&T 2010 has some great new navigation features.

Terry
Crazy Chris
Whether to upgrade or not is an individual decision. I suppose if you absolutely *must* have the latest map data, than upgrading every year is appropriate. We used S&T 2005 until just recently, and found that while some of the data was stale for the most part it met our needs, especially since we downloaded the regular road construction updates.

Terry is right, though, that Streets & Trips 2010 has some *really* neat new features like, for instance, the ability to show/hide pushpin sets (great for keeping your map uncluttered with unwanted pushpins). We upgraded only because our gps was dying, so we bought the new version for the gps not even knowing there were great new features. We're sure glad we did upgrade, though... we *love* the new features.

Hope that's helpful...

Regards, Chris
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