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Gives inaccurate road info so decided to try an update. Plugged in properly but computer ( Vista XP) won't recognize the device when plugged into USB port.

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You will need to update the driver. The changes Microsoft made for the Windows Vista operating system have affected the USB to serial drivers for many USB GPS receivers. Go to the website for your particular device and download the latest driver. You didn't say what GPS you are using, here is the driver update link for Garmin:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=591

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