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Cant download free upgrades / POI are not all there

Look in subject . its all there

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Re: cant download free upgrades / POI are not all there

Verify the map version by touching the wrench and then Map and the Mapinfo. You should see something similar to the following. The lastest map is 2008. If you have purchased your unit with in the last couple of month, then you are entitle to a free map upgrade from v8 to 2008


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The only free update you can get is on the system. If you touch the wrench and go to system and then touch about, you should have Software version 5.7 if you do, you are up to date, if you don't you can get an update. If you want a more up to date map, you will have to purchase it. I don't know who promised you updates on the maps but you should go back to them.

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1. Create some directory especially for download. I use the following one: C:\Garmin_POI_GPS_DATA_TEAM 

2. Download and save all CSV and BMP files to that directory. You may create any subdirectory and use it to save POIs for that category. 
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