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    Garmin Mobile PC 2014 Maps install - Success

    This was a point of concern when Garmin officially announced that they will no longer officially support Garmin Mobile PC.
    I have done some research and I see that the software is still available for sale on Garmin's website however I do not know nor does Garmin list specifically what map version it comes with.

    Anyway I purchased and downloaded the 2013 maps of North America for the Garmin Nuvi ( any model will suffice) and was successfully able to copy it in my Garmin folder on the hard drive of my CarPC in place of the 2012 maps and they work just fine.

    Just thought I'd post this as I did not see any threads regarding this after performing a search on these forums.
    I hope this will help out those who are thinking about getting the software for their CarPC and those on the fence due to the lack of support from Garmin.


    09/13/2013: Updating subject line as I have installed 2014 maps successfully.
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    so you are basicly saying that you can get newer maps from a portable device to work on our car PC??
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    Sounds good.Any tips or tricks for the maps.was it just a copy over and remame or did you need to unlock your purchased maps for gmpc to use them.

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    Not sure it's that easy - I think a little step is missing. Garmin maps are locked to the Device you purchase them for and in the SW version of GMPC that is the PC it was installed on, however as the PC is no longer a recognised GPS HW device supported by Garmin, you cannot "officially" download maps for PC HW-linked GMPC from Garmin.

    I have GMPC linked to my Garmin X20 USB Receiver. This is a Hardware device (same as a Garmin GPS) and maps can be purchased, downloaded and installed as with any GPS device.

    On SW registered GMPC you can't do that. However you can still install maps in unauthorised ways. Posting any info for that on the Forum may be against the terms of use for this Forum.

    GMPC SW uses the same standard maps as most Garmin portable GPS devices.

    Please correct if I'm wrong.


    EDIT: I have also placed 2013 maps from my Portable GPS device into GMPC SW(reverted back to SW registration). I have been doing this for a few years since they killed support for GMPC about 6 months after I purchased it.
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    That was my understanding too.i was assuming nothing had changed. .unless old mate knows somthing we dont.

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    Actually is gmpc still for sale from garmin?

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    The missing step is Unlocking them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camo.b View Post
    Actually is gmpc still for sale from garmin?

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    Don't think so but it can be downloaded from a lot of places - there is no difference between the HW or SW locked versions, only a step during installation which can be changed easily anyway.
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    I think i know that step and those places...;-). But still its nice to know you can buy updated maps and they do work with gmpc.would still love spoken street names....

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    Yes I'll have to look at street names as well. Still a pain that Win8 broke spoken Street names though.
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