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I want to update maps on my road tech conquest gamin said file to big load north amerca nt city maps on it . so all i need is lower 48 states

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  • jerryhcve Mar 16, 2011

    I have done that . Gamin said file to big, not enough storage to down down load file, the maps are lot bigger now than in 2007 . I just need US maps 2011 not all of north america I hope US maps are small enough to go on harley davidson roah tech conquest gps made by gamin and use gamin maps.



  • jerryhcve Mar 16, 2011

    I new all that before, i email you, i got that from gamin they not going to make one pass v8, thats 3 years old now. I just trying down load US instead all north america. I think they making you buy new gps.



  • jerryhcve Mar 16, 2011

    thanks if see anything let me know.




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If you are connected to the Garmin website, and you are using their Web Updater program, the program will automatically take you to the correct part of their website to download your map update and install it correctly to your GPS. The program will overwrite your files on the GPS with the newer versions of those files. The following website will describe the program and allow you to download and install the program on your computer.

Once you have installed the program onto your computer you just need to connect your GPS to your computer using the USB cable that came in your box. If you haven't already done so, you will need to create an account on the Garmin website and register your unit. You will then be taken to the correct place to download and install your map update.

If you have downloaded the file from another location, and are trying to install it yourself, the procedure is a little different. You will still use the USB cable to connect your GPS to your computer. Once your computer recognizes your GPS, you will be able to use whatever file manager program you normally use on your computer to see the data on your GPS. You should see 2 new dives listed in that file manger program. One should be named something similar to Garmin Conquest, and the other will be listed as a Removable Disk. You can open the Garmin Conquest drive. You should see 3 directories at least on that drive. They should be named Debug, Garmin, and Reports, or something similar. The Garmin directory is the one you need to get into.

Once you open it you will see a bunch of directories as well as separate files. There should be one large size file called gmapprom.img. This is the main Garmin map file. The update file that you have should have a file similar in name and size. You can do one of two things. Either you can overwrite the file by copying the new file over the old one, or you can move the file from your Garmin GPS to your computer. Rename the file by putting the word OLD onto the name before the .img extension. That way you keep that file as a backup should you ever have an issue with your new file. You can then move the new file over to the Garmin GPS from your computer. If the file names are slightly different make sure that you rename the new file to exactly the same name as the old file. This way your Garmin GPS will be able to make use of the new file. If there are any other files in the update you got that exist on the Garmin GPS make sure you copy them over as well.

Once you have copied all of files over to your Garmin GPS, you can disconnect the GPS from your computer. There should be an icon in your taskbar that, if you hover your mouse pointer over it, should show the label Safely Remove Hardware. Right click it and then click on those words. A window should open called Safely Remove Hardware. You should see an icon in the window named USB Mass Storage. There will be some "+" signs underneath that title. One of them should have the title "Garmin Flash USB Device" or something similar. You will highlight that name, then choose the Stop button near the bottom of the window. Another window will open asking you to confirm that you want to stop that device, just choose Yes. After a couple of seconds your Garmin GPS should turn off, and a bubble should pop open on your taskbar telling you it is now safe to remove the hardware. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and your GPS. When your GPS reboots, it should load the new map for you.

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  • bvanjoff Mar 16, 2011

    It looks like the problem may be that you are trying to load the wrong version of the map update for your Conquest. The GPS you have uses the Non-NT version of the Garmin maps. The latest version of that map that is available is V8. If you are trying to load a newer version than that, then you probably have the NT version of the map. The Non-NT version of the map is smaller than the NT version. After I checked with my sources it looks like Garmin hasn't updated the Road Tech maps as often as they have updated the regular maps. If you had your unit connected to your computer, then logged into the Garmin site, and the system told you to download the map you now have then the Web Updater has steered you in the wrong direction. There is no way to split that map into a smaller version that only shows you the US portion. The only thing you can do is get the correct update, but if you already have the V8 in your GPS then you already have the latest map. That is as of March 4 2011. The correct map update should fit into your GPS without you having to go in and delete items to make the room. You can try and do that, as there are normally extra voice files, graphic files, vehicle files, and jpg files you can get rid of. It depends on how much bigger the file you have is. Again, though, if you have downloaded the correct update you should not have to make a huge effort to shoe horn the file onto your GPS.

    If the Web Updater had you download the wrong map, you need to contact Garmin support toll free at 1-800-800-1020. If you have paid for the NT version of the map then they need to refund your purchase as that map is no good to you.

  • bvanjoff Mar 16, 2011

    Unfortunately I think you are right. I remember all of the complaints I saw not long after the Road Tech units came out. A lot of people who bought them assumed they would be getting regular updates like you would with any GPS unit. It took Garmin a long time to finally come up with the one update that they did put out. Some bikers downloaded the POILoader from the Garmin website. This then allows you to update the Points Of Interest portion of your GPS, so at least you will have the newer information on those items. There was some talk at one time about some guys working on a hack that would allow you to load the regular Garmin maps on your Conquest, but after searching through the sites that normally do that type of thing it doesn't look like anyone ever got around to doing that. You would think that by now companies would learn that you can't expect to sell people your product and then drop it a couple of years later and try to force people to buy a newer one just to keep up to date. I'll do some more searching around to see if I can find anything else for you, but from the looks of things for now it looks like you're stuck with V8.

  • bvanjoff Mar 16, 2011

    No problem Jerry. If you are good with the info I gave you then you can go ahead and accept the answer and close out the question. If you want to check back here every 3-4 weeks. Just ask if there are any updates available for the Road Tech Conquest beyond V8. Thank you for allowing us to help you out on this one.



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