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Can't use my garmin data card programmer with windows 7. Is there a fix? when i plug it in windows can't find drivers for it, even with mapsource installed. The card programmer does work on my older pc that is still running Xp.

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  • ljad99 Feb 05, 2010

    yes i have with no luck.

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I tried this late last year and early this year. After many flame letters to Garmin, I gave up. I have build 5 desktop computers. The last 4 of them were 64 bit machines because that is what the motherboards Fry's sells are.

Yesterday, after my XP computer lost its' hard drive, I tried it again on this MSI 64 bit Windows 8 desktop. IT WORKS. I downloaded two drivers from Gramin and fired up Mapsource, it recognized the data card programer and I was able to retrieve data from it, massage that data and send it back to the data card.

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I have vmware player (free) installed win xp pro 32 bit. couldn't download mapsource without microsoft visual c++ then downloaded mapsource using garmin training center_361 and then the drivers from the garmin web site. IT WORKS. garmin won't release 64 bit drivers for win 7. next gps may be raymarine. this took a bit of work

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Have you tried installing & running in Admin mode, and set compatability mode to XP SP2.

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    Ok, this is well... out there. Try using Vmware setup an XP SP2 virtual machine with USB support...Install your software into the VM. It may work I have used this "Trick" a few times, on "Other" things like this, with great success. GL

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