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You cannot load maps to the unit using the Trip and Waypoint Manager software. That software only does what it's called - it transfers routes and waypoints. To install maps onto your GPS, you will need Mapsource, which normally comes with the maps. Once it's installed on your PC, you hook up your GPS with a mini-USB cable, choose which maps you want transferred to the unit, and then the Mapsource software will knit the map segments together and transfer them over to the unit. Hope this helps.
There is no software for your etrex GPS to install on your computer. You can, however, purchase Garmin maps to install onto your GPS. When you purchase this mapping software, it will include a copy of Mapsource, which is used to upload and download tracks and waypoints to your unit.
1. Hit mark on your GPS. Push up on your rocker until the coordinates are highlighted. Once they are hit enter. From here you can change the coordinates to what ever you want.
2. If you have the software (Mapsource Trip & Waypoint Manager) you can enter the waypoint by going to "Edit" then "New Waypoint" or hit Ctrl + W as a shortcut. Once you create all the points you need, plug in your GPS and turn it on, then click "Send to Device"
Make sure that your mapsource and GPS are both setup on the same datum and lat/lon style corrdinates as well or it could throw it off.
The driver file should be in a folder called USB_Drivers on the Trip & Waypoint Manager CD. The install process is confusing - it looks like it has to install twice as after the first time it looks for the file again - carry through with this the 2nd time and you should be fine. I have had to reinstall the driver several times over the last few years - also when using a different USB port. So now I keep the driver file handy on the hard drive to save getting the CD every time.
The USB drivers should have been automatically installed when you installed the program. If your computer prompts you for the driver location when you connect your GPS via USB, then you'll just need to reinstall the latest drivers (one time only--after that the computer should automatically detect and use the GPS whenever it is plugged in)
The latest drivers for your unit can be downloaded here. There is a new version (v.2.2.1) as of about one year ago.