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I cannot get any sense out of Garmin ref the following problem. I have downloaded to my computer the Maps Onetime info. The problem I have is how do I get that info / download into my Garmin nuvi 205. Going crazy as getting nowhere with this at all. Many thanks for any help given....JPC

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I'm not sure what you mean by maps onetime info. If it's a map you downloaded to your computer you

  • Connect the satnav to your computer
  • Click the Start button on windows
  • Click Garmin
  • Click Map Install and follow the prompts
Note: It can take quite a while for the instal to start as the computer checks your satnav but don't interrupt it or you'll create major problems with your satnav. I hope this solves your problem

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