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There is no installation of a Nuvi GPS on a computer that I am aware of.
If you are looking for a way to view the map from the Nuvi on different computers, there is a program called BaseCamp that can be downloaded free from Garmin.
With BaseCamp and the Nuvi connected to the computer via a USB cable, the map and data can be viewed and managed.

Posted on Mar 08, 2012


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