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Please i need to update my maps.Is this a good time to do this or am I better off to wait until all major roads are updated. How do I go about it. Do I buy a disc and insert it or would I be better off to buy a new one. Have been trying for some time to update. Cant work it out. The one I have is Garmin Nuvi 250w. Please help as this is so out of date, Regards, Anne Chute, Killarney, Ireland

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Hello,

to update your Garmin Nuvi GPS, follow the below procedures:

1. Plug one end of the USB cable into your GPS and the other end into your desktop or laptop computer. The GPS device will load the appropriate driver automatically, and a message on your GPS tells you that it is connected to your computer via USB.
2. Open your Internet browser of choice and type in the following web addres: "http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27 "
3. Download the appropriate version of the software for your computer (Windows or Apple) and Install the WebUpdater by following the wizard (accept defaults).
4. Click "Start," "Programs," "Garmin" and " WebUpdater" to update your firmware and your maps. Periodically check and make sure your software is current.

Good luck.

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