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My computer won't detect my garmin nuvi 255w gps


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Even the USB drivers from Garmin's website don't work for Windows XP. Pretty sad that Garmin's products don't come with CDs specific to that product and don't interface with Windows correctly. Didn't even come with a USB cable, had to dig up an old one.

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You need disc that comes from garmin or download driver from garmin

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