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Review: Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011
ameroz67
My question is does this product work with Windows 7 32 bits? I have looked through all of the previous questions, and can find no answer to my above question.
tcassidy
Yes, it works fine with Win 7 32 or 64 bit versions.

Terry
ameroz67
Thanks Terry, much appreciated.
GaltWally
I have run nRoute (since it was free to me), and it did an OK job. BUT a computer change and a lost disk mean that I need to change, I suppose...

My question is - I have the USB "hocky puck" from Gramin's n-route. Will Streets and Trips recognize that satellite receiver???
tcassidy
Garmin nRoute never came with a GPS receiver USB or otherwise. If you mean the Garmin 18 USB, Streets & Trips will not work directly with it. You will need GPS Gate to find the device and provide the correct data type for S&T.

If your computer runs Win XP, I think Garmin Spanner can provide the same service for free. I don't think it is supported by Win 7 or Vista though.

Terry
GaltWally
Exactly what I was running and what I wanted to know. Thx. OBVIOUS newbie.
eddiefogerty
I'm sorry to post here, but I really need help with my M S&T 2011 GPS receiver, my laptop wont recognize my GPS when connected to the USB port, I get a message saying that USB device not recognize, is there anyway to fix this? I have a new Dell Inspiron 1110 Celeron 743 1.30ghz, Windowz 7 home Premium 64, 2 GB Ram, 250 GB HD.
KRASH
Just got done tossing S&T 2008 in the trash (it can't find the GPS antena it came with), and was hoping for an insight into some thing better.
So far all I see are people complaining about things that should have been fixed years ago, so I won't bother with my own pet peeves about S&T
Still using 2004, the last decent version I've seen.
KRASH
Don't waste any more time on it.. Sorry to say it's an S&T problem going back to 2005.
KRASH
Has S&T changed the window for driving speed entry yet? I've tried the 2008 and it still has the Slower or faster than average junk. Nice idea, but with out a number for average how can you set it properly? Still using 2004, where you can actually set a real speed.
SpadesFlush
S&T still has the "new" vague sliders rather than the numeric entries you value so highly.
Marvin Hlavac
Quote:
Originally Posted by krashpass
with out a number for average how can you set it properly?
1. Well, Microsoft is technically correct in not placing a specific number value there, as averages vary depending on the speed limits in different jurisdictions. There are different speed limits for roads of the same class in different countries, states, provinces, etc.

2. Having said the above, sometimes a feature can give better user experience if we ignore what's technically correct, and implement what is more user friendly (even though it is imperfect ).
SpadesFlush
But the "averages," Marvin, don't relate to anything specific as far as I can tell. "Average" is a statistical term relating to a set of data. I doubt there is a data set behind what MSFT calls "average." If there is, what is it? If it is supposed to relate to speed limits for various segments, why not say that? Of course, there is the complication of differing speed limits for differing vehicle classes. And there is no correlation between average speeds actually driven (which varies depending on conditions such as weather, time of day, day of week, etc.) and applicable speed limits which tend to be rigidly set regardless of conditions.
GaltWally
I just downloaded the trial S&T 2011 - no GPS so i cannot evaluate it on the move, but ... first - HOW do you set "home"???? With a reg GPS (or nRoute GPS18) you always had "home" as a one touch

I am NOT impressed - I don't mind paying a few bucks more for something that would work better.

B-T-W, I TOO would prefer actual SPEEDS... you see, when towing, I really DO keep it to 60-62 MPH on the freeway
RsH
You can set home two ways. One is that you can save home as a location and replace the default startup map with a map that centers on your home location. The other is to use a Pin to mark your home and just open that pin to get to your home. As for showing the actual speed, that is what it does when you are driving and the GPS unit is working. It is always the speed traveled during the past SECOND of time since that is the way the GPS is measured. The estimated travel time, however, has to be based on the applied speed limits and your decision to adjust the settings in the program related to speed, if you choose to do that. I've found that those estimates are fairly accurate. They are NOT the actual speed limits as imposed by the various jurisdictions. They are a touch slower to account for stop signs, red lights, traffic loads, etc., and HAVE to be a guestimate. The actual GPS however uses the satellites to determine position and that in turn determines your speed and your elevation, and the program then shows both on the display.
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