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Garmin MapSource Install on New Desktop PC
flannigan
I just finished installing everything on my new desktop except MapSource. How can I install it on the new desktop? I don't want an illegitimate way, I just want to know if it can be done without paying a price.

Thanks,
Mike Flannigan
tcassidy
If you don't have any old Garmin disks with MapSource, download BaseCamp and install it. Then download and install the latest version of MapSource Garmin: MapSource Updates & Downloads and install it. You can remove BaseCamp afterwards if you want.

Terry
flannigan
Terry:
I do have an old Map Source disk. Should I just install it ?
tcassidy
If you want to a copy of your latest map for MapSource on the new computer, copy the folder 'City Navigator North America NT 2011.20.gmap' from your old computer and paste it in the same folder on the new one.
For XP, its at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GARMIN\Maps
For Vista and Win7 that's C:\Program Data\GARMIN\Maps

You can use the online unlock procedure in MapSource and your Nuvi. Or copy the 25 digit code from your MyGarmin account and paste it to Utilities-Manage Map Products-Unlock Regions tab-Add button in MapSource.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Mike, it's likely easiest to download and install Basecamp and then install the latest Mapsource update. Installing from your old disk will probably also install the old maps. Probably easier to install Basecamp and uninstall it when your done than have to dump the old maps. You might even like Basecamp ... you never know.

...ken...
flannigan
Terry:
Thanks a lot. I'm going to try this in the morning. I'm better in the morning than at night - I'll let you know if I succeed. The only thing I have a question about is finding the 25 digit code from my Garmin account. I have never seen that.
Regards,
Mike
flannigan
I'll try that first.
Thanks
tcassidy
MyGarmin seems to be down at the moment. I'll post a screen shot when it returns. Unlocking online with your Nuvi is easier but the last time I tried it on a Win 7 computer, it didn't work. That was a while ago though and Garmin said they were going to fix it.

Terry
flannigan
Ken, Terry:

Thanks for your help. I'm embarassed to tell you what the problem was; the gdb file extension was linked to Windows Media Center ??. I changed it, restarted and everything is OK

Appreciate your help.

Regards,

Mike
Ken in Regina
No need to be embarassed, Mike. That's a good catch.

...ken...
flannigan
Ken: I wonder if making that type of mistake has anything to do with getting older -
Ken in Regina
Quote:
Originally Posted by flannigan
Ken: I wonder if making that type of mistake has anything to do with getting older -
.... ....what were we talking about? ... ....

...ken...
flannigan
I just went through one of these "senior moments" with my oldest son. It gives him something to talk about with his three younger sibs. I wonder what he will say -
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