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How do i set up my garmin nuvi 1490T udates on a different computer

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I assume that since you've successfully updated your GPS previously (from your question), you must have a Garmin account, registered your unit and Garmin Express installed.

With GE installed on your new computer, you should have no difficulty continuing to update your nuvi.

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Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
I hope that helps.
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on May 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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How do I change the language to English on my 1490T garmin

At the main menu, press the system/tools menu, then settings and then the pair of lips. You can change the voice and keyboard text.

Sep 29, 2013 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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How can i reinstall my garmin on another computer


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.

Feb 15, 2012 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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View, save or download your full manual here, and the quick start manual here. Manuals are from direct from Garmin. You can choose a different device by visiting this page instead.

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Sep 09, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Base camp unlock code not working

If you are having the correct unlock code and it does not seem to work on your garmin nuvi 1490T, then it means you have entered it more that 3 times and it is not receiving the unlock code. I will advice you reset the nuvi first before you enter the unlock code once again. To reset your garmin nuvi 1490T, ensure the battery is properly charged, then you press and hold the power on/off button for about 15 seconds, then the nuvi will restart and you enter the correct unlock code, then it will accept it.
If that does not solve the problem, then you need to connect your device to the computer, then you back up your softwares and files, then you format the device and restore the software and maps back on.
That should solve the problem for you.

Jan 09, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Garmin 1490t favourite destination and actual destination reading showing different --- why?

Not sure how your unit works but I would look at what you have it set at traveling by Auto.... Bicycle or Off Road

Tools ... Settings... System... look at Usage Mode make sure it is set to Automobile if traveling by car

Nov 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Where do I find the serial number for the Garmin NUVI 1490T?

if you installed the mapsource software go to 'transfer' at the top, and recieve from device, or send for that matter, while the gps is connected to the computer by usb and turned on the serial number will show up as the device in the little box.
if you don't have map source installed it's in the software, go to system and configuration settings it's there somewhere you may need to poke around a little.

Jul 30, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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