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Copilot Live Laptop V8 on Windows 10?
wandrr
After beating my head against the ALK website, I now ask this question here:

Does Copilot Live for Laptop version 8 run on Windows 10, specifically 64 bit?

Thanks folks. No clear answers anywhere I have been able to find.
Ken in Regina
Wish I could help, Arnie, but although I have Windows 10 on 2 systems I only have CoPilot Live on my Android devices. No Laptop version available to me. My experience with Windows 10 is that everything I've tried on it works, even some pretty old stuff. For instance, I've been able to use Garmin's nRoute nav program on my Surface Pro with Windows 10 and a BU-353 USB GPS receiver. nRoute is really old.

...ken...
tcassidy
Somewhere I have the files for Copilot Laptop 8 64. I also have an 64 bit 8.1 computer I could upgrade to Win 10. However I have never been able to update the maps for Live for Laptop 8 so it seems pointless.

Are you considering purchasing the product or do you already have it on another computer? I recall the licence was easy to transfer.

Terry
wandrr
Appreciate your help, Ken. I concur that Win 10 seems to have really good backward compatibility. I too am running some old stuff successfully. I had hoped that someone has actually installed Copilot Live on Win 10.
wandrr
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Originally Posted by tcassidy
Somewhere I have the files for Copilot Laptop 8 64. I also have an 64 bit 8.1 computer I could upgrade to Win 10. However I have never been able to update the maps for Live for Laptop 8 so it seems pointless.

Are you considering purchasing the product or do you already have it on another computer? I recall the licence was easy to transfer.

Terry
Terry, I am considering purchase. This is a potential replacement for MS Streets and Trips. I need the offline capability and want to stay in Windows because of other software.
Ken in Regina
Try HERE. You can download maps to use offline and it's free from the Microsoft Store

. ..ken...
Ken in Regina
Sorry, I meant the included MAPS app. I had some issues with HERE early on and have not retested. In fairness I have not tested MAPS with a GPS yet but it also allows you to download maps for use offline.

...ken...
tcassidy
The problem is Arnie is trying to use an external GPS. HERE will not find it. I know we have discussed ways to get around this with the appropriate software but I could never make it work in Win 8.

I see a program offered at turboirc.com that says it can do it. Costs money and I've never tried it but there is a free trial.

(Sorry, I seem to have forgotten how to insert links.)

Terry
Ken in Regina
Yeah, MAPS also doesn't seem to find the external GPS. However NAVMII does seem to find the external GPS. It's free from the Microsoft Store and uses Open Street Maps. I just tried it again with the latest Windows 10 Preview build on the Surface Pro and it finds the BU-353S4. I'll give it a driving test in the car tomorrow.

...ken...
wandrr
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Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
Yeah, MAPS also doesn't seem to find the external GPS. However NAVMII does seem to find the external GPS. It's free from the Microsoft Store and uses Open Street Maps. I just tried it again with the latest Windows 10 Preview build on the Surface Pro and it finds the BU-353S4. I'll give it a driving test in the car tomorrow.

...ken...
Navmii appears to run on Win 10, but it won't find the Pharos GPS puck, even with GPS Gate and the turboirc GPSDirect driver.

Off to try another offline capable Windows 10 app...
Ken in Regina
Arnie,

Do you have the latest CP210x USB-to-serial driver installed?

..ken...
tcassidy
I think Arnie (per his signature) has an older Pharos GPS which would not use the CP210x driver. Still, Windows should have installed the appropriate driver for his GPS.

It might be worth looking in Device Manager to assure a COM port has been created for the GPS though. The other software such as Navmii, GPS Gate or Turboirc won't work if a Com port has not been created.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Here's what I have working on the Surface Pro:

Globalsat BU-353
Silicon Labs' CP210x USB-to-serial driver installed (presenting the GPS data on COM3)
TurboIRC's GPSDirect COM-port-to-Sensor driver installed (trial version)
NAVMII

I have run GPSGateXP to determine which COM port the GPS shows up on but I am not using it to get NAVMII working.

...ken...
Ken in Regina
For what it's worth I also have Garmin's old nRoute nav program working on the Surface Pro. This is a desktop program so it doesn't use the location sensor.

BU-353
CP210x USB-to-Serial driver
GPSGateXP (GPS input on COM3 to Garmin protocol output on COM1)
nRoute

This combo will use OpenStreetMaps but you have to download a Garmin Mapsource compatible version of the maps. nRoute does not use compiled maps like the GPS devices require.

...ken...
wandrr
I've got the right drivers - other apps see the Pharos GPS just fine. I have pushed the GPS signals through GPSGate (which reports all OK) but so far none of the "modern" apps can see a GPS or a virtual GPS. I have also tried the

Since nRoute will use an OpenStreetMaps dataset, I might fall back to that. Talk about retro.

On the other hand, maybe this cheapskate will be forced to buy a new GPS.

Appreciate your assistance, and I will report back...
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