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Garmin MapSource & Windows 10 Compatibility
Ken in Cape Breton
I'm toying with letting my desktop upgrade to Windows 10 (I'm running 7 now) and I'm wondering what of my existing software may break as a result.

I still use Garmin MapSource 6.16.3 frequently and occasionally the older 6.13.7.

Will these both still work OK in Windows 10? Has anyone tried them in 10?

Anybody who has made the switch already have any advice about upgrading?
tcassidy
I don't recall any of my Garmin products having problems with Win 10 when I had it on My Surface. Unfortunately, I had a problem with CorelDraw X4. I didn't see any reason to upgrade from Win 8.1 so restored it. I have not done any of my desktops - all running Win 7 - at the moment. I'll try MapSource on my Asus tablet running the Fall update of Win 10.

Terry
Ken in Cape Breton
Besides the Garmin software, I'm also using an older version of PhotoShop CS3 from back in 2007. I'd really hate for that to break...

I think I'll wait a bit as everything works just fine right now.
tcassidy
I guess Ken in Regina will have to test MapSource. I can't make MapSource 6.16.3 find a map even with manually editing the registry. And that's a real pain on this 8" touch screen.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Mapsource 6.16.3 works fine. Surface Pro 1 with the latest release of Win 10 (Threshold_2 Release 10586 Professional). Think of it like Win 10 SP 1.

I dont have 6.13.7 on here yet. If it matters I can try it tomorrow. I have CNNA 2015.4, Metroguide Canada v5, and Backroad Mapbooks BC v4 installed and all seem to work.

nRoute also works. I have been very impressed with Win 10 backward compatibility.

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Ken in Regina
If you have old software that really matters, the best advice I can give is make at least a couple of backup images so you can restore your older version easily if anything important doesn't work. Or just stick with what's working until you actually need something that's only available in Win 10.

...ken...
Ken in Regina
Terry, I used JaVaWa GMTK backup/restore to move the maps onto the Surface Pro.

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tcassidy
Yes, I found all of Garmin's products worked when I tried them before. I don't know what the problem I'm having with a new installation of MapSource and MGCv5 on this tablet. MapSource just doesn't see the map although I tried 6.16.3 and 6.9.1, used GMTK to add the map and even corrected the missing entries in the registry.

CorelDraw X4 is another story though. It has a problem showing menu items due to a non standard way it originally displayed them. Not sure about CS3 though.

Terry
tcassidy
Ah, I had to use View-Switch to Product!

Terry
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Ken in Cape Breton
"Or just stick with what's working until you actually need something that's only available in Win 10."

Not knowing what is available in Windows 10 is the main reason to try it.

The chance of having expensive software like PhotoShop CS3 stop working is a reason not to. I'll wait a bit I think.
Ken in Regina
Ken, if you're interested you can run the Windows 10 compatibility checker to see what it says. Here's an article.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/will-your-pc-run-windows-10-use-this-well-hidden-compatibilit...checker-to-find-out/

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Ken in Regina
I should mention that if you want to minimise the chances of the Win10 upgrade happening automatically you should remove the KB3035583 update as soon as you're done the compatibility checking.

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Ken in Cape Breton
Hey Ken, Thank you for the link to that article. I'll install and run that app on the weekend and see what it reports.

I'm not clear if that app looks at software or just hardware but a little investigation will likely answer that question.
Ken in Regina
You're welcome. Just in case you were typing as I entered my last post, do be sure to uninstall that KB update when you're finished.

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Ken in Cape Breton
I was typing but did see the response after I posted. Thanks for the heads up on that.
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