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No Vista Drivers for Magellan Crossover 2500NA GPS

Magellan Crossover only works with Windows XP (pretty sure SP1, 2 & 3). There are no drivers other than what's on the CD installation disk and those are for XP.

if you're using Vista many of us are in same boat and since it's an old product, Magellan is moving on. Their tech support will tell you to use it on a PC that works with it.... yeah I liked that too. ::sigh::

I have not tried this, but will this evening (found on other web site of people in same baot):

Installing Magiellan SW using Vista and XP "compatibility mode".

1) Insert topo installation disk into drive (When the autorun prompt pops up hit cancel to stop the autorun)
2) Click on COMPUTER (Windows Vista)
3) Highlight disk drive with topo installation CD
4) Right click and select OPEN
5) Highlight SETUP (the installer tool "setup.exe") - If you can't see which file is the .exe switch your view to details or perhaps change the folder settings to view file extensions.
6) Right click and select PROPERTIES
9) Hit OKAY until you are back reading the files on the topo installation CD
10) Double click on SETUP.EXE to begin the installation

GOOD LUCK (got my fingers crossed)!!

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SOURCE: USB drivers

Hi there,

I have a same problem, but it was solved.
You can go to website, then go to support.
There you will be able to download the driver.
But you may need to register first.

Happy trying.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Version 6 Update will not complete

Ah, I retract my previous post. Rebooting the PC and the unit, chkdsk didn't find any errors, so for fun and amusement, I started the install again and this time it completed, so now I am the proud owner of Firmware 5.36 and maps from Q3 of FY2006. Hmm, not quite what I paid for, but working nonetheless.

Anyway, lesson learned is that if the copy fails, check the unit for disk errors, assume Windows has probably gone insane, and reboot stuff.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Impossible to download Version 6

You don't say how the update failed, so it's hard to say what to do next. In my case, I had a bad sector on the disk of my 700, so running chkdsk on it fixed it up and I was able to complete the update.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

SOURCE: NMEA communication does not work ( but file transfer is OK)

Try rebooting windows, with gps off connect the cable to gps.

Go out side get a good gps signals on nav menu.

Set the gps communications menu to , nmea, 2.1

Plug the device into a good usb port.

If you look under modems, in control panel you should see a new modem called explorist xxx

If you look at the properties for that you can see its com port number.

I just tried this program

and it views nmea from the explorist, just set the com port to the one in the explorist modem .

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Magellan roadmate 800 map update won't run freezes pc

does the utility program work ?
(the one used to load picture, music and POI)

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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How do I upgrade my software for my 1430 with an apple mac computer?

hi sk_keroes

currently you cant update your magellan (or any other magellan) with a have to use Windows XP with service pack 3 or vista...some can use windows 7 but not many..i recommend finding someone with XP, because vista trends to screw around with the update..i just did my 1430 with XP and it worked great, only took about 2 minutes to go from 1.13 (or what ever it was) to 3.12

i have no idea why Magellan would leave so many mac users helpless, they must have something against apple.


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Problem: My Magellan Triton GPS Does Not Attach the My PC.

Problem: My Magellan Triton GPS Does Not Attach To My PC.

Solution Applies To: Magellan Triton 200 300 400 500 1500 2000 and Windows Operating Systems XP, Vista (32 and 64 byte) and Win7.

Author Note: This is a problem that can happen to any user. This test will confirm that your GPS is not the problem but that the problem lies in the installation of VantagePoint or the Windows Operating System.

Testing Procedure:

The trick is to first make sure that you can attach the GPS to the PC.

This test is simple.
uninstalled the VP and delete the c:magellan drivers directory. Go into c:program filesMagellanVantagePoint and delete the VantagePoint directory and all its subdirectories.

Now do a hard reboot. This is where you completely shut off your computer.

Reinstall VantagePoint 1.94.[You can find this program on my website]

After the installation do another hard reboot. This will set up your registers.

Now look at c:magellan drivers to make sure that the directory has been recreated. Go to VP LITE ICON on the bottom of the screen do a right click and uncheck the Lite start up at boot and QUIT.

Now so another hard reboot.


With VP TURNED OFF and no other Magellan Programs running. Attach the GPS to the PC and turn it on and select under MENU>>VIEW>>SETTINGS .. Connection "Connect to PC". [You may have this choice when you first start the GPS and it is attached to the PC.]

If you CANNOT CONNECT at this point to the PC then you have a corrupt ID software on the internal memory.

If so, return to the unit to the dealer or Magellan, it is defected.

If your unit is out of warranty please visit our Triton Repair Center at


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0140100240712driver para windows 7

The drivers you want are part of the Vantage Point installation. You are looking to make sure that the drivers in C:magellan drivers folder are up to date. Uninstall VP, delete the present c:magellan drivers folder and reinstall VantagePoint Version 1.94 or 2.00. You can find these files on the website

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Display only blinks, how to reset the unit?

hey there michael_wick,

you need to install version 1.68 first before the 2.14 unless you have that installed already.

why cant you update it via the USB cable to your computer...all magellan GPS require at least Windows OS XP service pack 2 to sync with the computer.

if your not seeing the crossover listed in your computer, can you see the usb connection wizard in the lower left of the task bar on your computer.

btw, is this a true crossover, or a 2200T thats been upgrated with the crossover firmware?

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Oct 12, 2010 | Magellan Crossover GPS

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WIN Vista PC recognizes Roadmate300, but Roadmate Manager will not recognize it. Need a Vista USB driver? Other? Thanks much. Bill T.

some software only works with XP go to megellan web sit you may need to buy the update for vista and windows 7 on CD. and if you plug the GPS into a PC that doesn't have XP it could crash or not work at all

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Cant download magellan driver for 2000 have new software but cant install driver i have windows vista

there is no specific driver for your gps, windows installs this automatically.

assuming the gps is working correctly, it will be installed automatically.

try another usb slot on the computer..if that doesnt work, reboot the pc and try again. if neither of those suggestions work, find a friend that is running windows XP.

vista should find it but youll probably have better luck with xp

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No drivers avalible for magellan Explorist 500 for Vista 64 bit

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My magellan crossover GPS is not recognized by my PC

I had the same problem.

The device drivers are included with the firmware updates.
download the firmware from

Even if you don't need a firmware update run the installer. The installer will stop when it can't find your gps. Before the installer stops it will extract the drivers. Right-click on your gps in windows "device manager" & select "update driver". Windows should be able to find the drivers now.


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USB Driver Roadmate 800

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Magellan roadmate 300

I posted yesterday as a guest with the same problem and then I contacted Magellan by email from thier site...this is thier disappointing response...It took less than 24 hours though.

Thank you for contacting Magellan. This email is in response to your query
about the RoadMate 300.

Our Sincere apologies for the delay in responding your email.

I understand your mail that you are unable to download or install the

We apologies to inform that NO software in Magellan support MAC
Computers/Windows Vista.

I am sorry to inform you that all Magellan units are only compatible with
Windows 2000 and Windows XP.(Household and Professional) Currently we dont
have any drivers for Windows Vista. I request you to try with a different

I am confident that the above information would help you in resolving the
issue. If you have further queries, please get back to us.

You can also contact our Technical Support at 1-800-707-9971 for further
Magellan Email Support.

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