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MapSource and Windows 7

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Offline The Scorpion

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MapSource and Windows 7
« on: November 16, 2009, 10:49:17 PM »
When I installed Windows 7 i expected a few of my programs to not work. When I finished moving all the programs over using PC mover, some programs I had to do a "repair" install and they worked just fine.

Map Source was a different different story. I waited until this weekend to mess with it and figure out what the problem was. so I un-installed it, reinstalled from CD, upgraded via the program updater and all worked well. I went to install the Central US TOPO maps and Mapsource would no longer work, and it gave me some funky error and it said to copy the test of the error and email to Garmin support. here is the response I received and all has been wroking great

I know the text below references Vista, but I had no problems with Map Source on Vista, so I dont understand why Windows 7 hosed it up, oh well it works now.

Thank you for contacting Garmin International.
If you are using VISTA please first try these corrections to the startup process of the program:
1) Set the shortcut to open and run as the administrator:
A. For Mapsource and Training Center go to the short cut for the program.
B. Right click on the short cut, and left click on PROPERTIES.
C. Now click on the tab COMPATIBILITY.
D. Now almost at the bottom of this Compatibility window you will see the option for (Run this program as the Administrator), click on the box to check mark this option.
E. Now click on APPLY and then close the Properties window.
F. Now these programs should open/install without the error message.
Please update your Mapsource here: .....
Please update your Training Center here ..... ..

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Offline dkerr24

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Re: MapSource and Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 09:31:28 AM »
Thanks for that tip... I recently upgraded my desktop computer to Win7, but haven't tried using the Garmin software yet. 


Offline bdann

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Re: MapSource and Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 02:49:50 PM »
I've always had this issue with Vista and Mapsource. 
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Offline badknees

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Re: MapSource and Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 03:07:13 PM »
I did a clean install of Windows 7 a few weeks ago and didn't have any issues like you had. I did have a problem with the USB driver for 60csx from my OLD Mapsource CD, but I elected not to install it. Windows 7 had the Garmin USB drivers in the database and loaded them when I plugged in my GPS.

There is still a problem in MAPSOURCE in some installations where you cannot "save as" .gpx. The work around is to open any existing .gpx file, close it, and then you can "save as" .gpx. Kinda of a pain and Garmin is aware of the problems, but has no plan to fix anytime soon.
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