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GPS Sorry I didnot reply sooner as my computer put it in junk mail- Can I buy a preload at Best buy? and I am not still sure what happens if you ask for a download on the internet ?I do not have a DVD in my computer so am I correct in that I would have to buy a preload?

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    Ihave a gpsnuvi360-Iwant to get a new updated Edmonton alberta map-I do not understand the process and would like a step by step detail as I am computer illiterate-It appears that to download I may need a DVD drive which I do not have in my computer as there is too much memory required. What exactly do I need to download and do I just plug my computer in-?I have an apple. Is it just as cheap to order a new preloaded memory card?


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I am sorry, but can you give me the background about your issue? I am swamped with tickets and not sure what we are talking about...sorry

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    Swilin Sampson May 06, 2008

    Well, ordering the pre-loaded card would be the better option, as it is hassle free and gives you peace of mind, if you are not too computer savvy...
    As for Apple, I'm afraid I do not have much experience with Macintosh. Generally, though, you just download the update to your computer and use a program (like ActivSync) or whatever came with your device, to synchronize/transfer data between the PC and the GPS...

    Hope that helps. BTW, sorry for the late response. The fixya email servers were down, and I did not receive a notification of your reply. I do apologize.


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