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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR TOM -TOM

To update your Tom Tom this is what you need to do:

1) From the device's DVD install the Home software of tom tom to your notebook or PC.

2) Now with the help of your USB plug in the device into your notebook.

3) Now click on Preferences and then check for updates.

4) If you get a message stating that New maps are available then click on the download button to
synchronize it for your free update.

5) After doing this if you get a message on the screen stating that "you have latest maps" that means its done.

Get going on the road with the latest maps always....... Good Luck!!

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what is the requirement sd card to download tom tom navigator


Min System Requirements for Tom Tom Navigator are as below:-

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 (newest servicepacks required)
Pentium III or higher
256 MB RAM, 512 recommended
Internet connection (Broadband - DSL/cable/LAN) for downloading updates, maps or services
The TomTom HOME software is a 20MB download requiring 50MB of disk space when installed

For NAVIGATOR 6 devices, the system requirements for Windows are:

Windows XP, 2000, Vista or Windows 7 (newest servicepacks required)
500 MHz processor or better
128 MB RAM
Internet connection (preferably broadband - DSL/Cable/LAN) for downloading updates maps or services
Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher

Please note that the following MOBILE & NAVIGATOR versions are not supported by TomTom HOME:

MOBILE
MOBILE 5
NAVIGATOR 1
NAVIGATOR 2
NAVIGATOR 3
NAVIGATOR 2004
NAVIGATOR 5

Dec 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have the Tom Tom ONE (Build 2000) Tom Tom Palermo (if this Info Screen info is helpful). This Tom Tom HAS NO RESET PIN HOLE (Thanks a lot Tom Tom). I instaled included Tom Tom Home software, went to their site and downloaded New Software Version. The unit took the software procedures and then promptly went into what I can the ''stuck screen'' which is a white X in a red circle which flashes. Holding the On Button results in the Info Screen popping up and staying as long as I hold the On Button down. As soon as I release it, the unit reverts back to the flashing X. I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks. Tom


My thanks to the gentleman who posted the link to Tom Tom's solutions link. Although I had been there previously months ago when I first encountered this problem, there had been at that time, no instructions from them on how to properly reset the One that does not have a reset pin hole. That was in March. There are now such instructions.
The key to resetting such a Tom Tom GPS device lies in plugging your One into your computer, which automatically launches Tom Tom Home software (please remember, you have to have Home software installed on your computer already). After doing this:
1. When Home launches, go to Manage My Device Folder (p.2) and click it to open it.
2. You will see a folder-style window which lists all of the items that are your device. Select the folder tab: 'Items on device.' Then Deselect Applications. Click OK when promted. The Applications software will be deleted from your Tom Tom One.
3. IMPORTANT! Then clcik the other folder tab 'Items on computer.' Do the same here by deselcting to uninstal software on your computer as well. Click OK when promted.
4. If you do not get an automatic dialog box indicating that you need new application software installed, return to p.1 and select the folder 'Update My Device.' Follow the instructions as prompted and Tom Tom will both download new computer Home software as well as new software to the One device.
That should do it.
I will tell you that it took me three passes at this process. So it's not a breeze. But in the end it finally worked. And my One, which had been down since March is once again finally up and running with new software and as well as I remember it working.
Hope this helps others.
Tom

Sep 20, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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update my tom tom


Go To This Website

http://www.tomtom.com/services/service.php?id=16&tab=87

Download TomTom Home

Install it

Connect Your TomTom To The PC

Bottom Right Of The TomTom home programe it will tell you if its connected then select update device

Aug 14, 2009 | Tomtom ONE 130S Car GPS Receiver

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tom tom home does not see my tom tom go 520


Hi canal_boat_m

Try this solution:

STEP 1 Un-install Tom Tom Home from your PC

STEP 2 Click on the link below:

http://tomtom.com/lib/img/cs/S4S/files/RemoveRegEntries_TTGOv1.exe
This will download a little removal program for the Tom Tom Home program.
A Black window will appear briefly then close.
• Make sure that you have got Administrator rights on the PC. Otherwise you may not be allowed to connect new hardware (especially the case when using office computers)
• Reboot your PC

STEP 3 Visit Tom Tom website and download the current new version of Tom Tom Home and install it to your PC
STEP 4 Connect the TomTom

• Make sure the device is fully charged before connecting it to the computer. Ideally a mininum of 4 hours charge.
• Reset the device using a paper clip (see http://www.tomtom.com/6965). When resetting, keep the reset button pushed in for at least 20 seconds, but DO NOT turn the device back on just yet.
• Ensure that your TomTom has power connected to it. There should be a green light on the TomTom unit. If your device came with a Home Charger, please make sure that is plugged in to the TomTom also.
Your Tom Tom should ask you to 'Connect to Computer' if it does tap YES.

SOLUTION:
Your unit should now be recognized by your PC.

IF IT DOESN'T then follow the instructions below:

1. Connect your unit to your PC;
2. Copy two folders to your PC (namely 'Raster' and the one which holds all your maps - probably called 'United Kingdom and Eire';
3. Using Windows Utility, right click on the Tom Tom drive unit and select Fomat;
4. Switch off the unit and soft-reset it with a paper clip (but hold it in for at least 20 mins) and then re-connect it and power it up;
5. Tom Tom Home should now detect the unit and your unit should ask you to 'Connect to Computer' so tap YES;
6. Tom Tom Home will now say your device needs updating - and if you apply all the changes it will restore it to Factory Finished!
7. Then all's needed is to replace the two folders you backed up and any other items like mp3's and sounds, pics, etc.

Feb 27, 2009 | Tomtom GO 520 GPS Receiver

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Re: my tomtom go 920 I have connected my tomtom My pc keeps telling me to go to your home support in order to reinstall the home programme. The reason is error 0: Process failed to start up correctly. Please reinstall from a.s.o, I cannot find anywhere to download the necessary renewal driver. It seems that I have two installations one tomtom2 and the other tomtom2(2) Regards.Kind. J?rgen


There was an old Tom Tom Home (1.5 I think) and it is now Tom Tom HOME 2. If the icon has a little inward-facing arrow on the left-hand, lower corner then it is only a shortcut and you can safely delete them. You can always start the program by using Start, All Programs, Tom Tom etc.

Create a Restore point so you can undo the following changes and call it something like 'Pre Tom Tom HOME 2 update'.


Go to this web page:

http://www.tomtom.com/services/service.php?id=16&tab=87

and download the Windows version of Tom Tom HOME 2 and install the software. Tell the installing software to remove the old version of Tom Tom HOME - you won't need that any more.

Start up Tom Tom HOME 2 from the new shortcut icon that will now be on your Desktop and it should work unless you have an addition problem with your PC.

If it all goes wrong Restore your computer back to the Restore point you created above and you are back to where you started before you did anything.

Peter

Jan 28, 2009 | Tomtom GO GPS Receiver

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