Newbie Guide to Mapsource Installation & Use

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mapsource didn't work with windows 7

#391 Post by blackhawk_505 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:50 pm

good evening sir ! i'm encounted the problem just exactly the same with Bros (Ronda_Crew) :Hi NEwbie here... downloaded Mapsource only to find it's not working on Win 7 ;( , and i use the Link for a guide on how to install mapsource http://gpsmaps.wikia.com/wiki/How_to_in ... _Mapsource provided by Bros ( MSM Global Moderator ), but i found there no any Link provide for download mapsource , bros ! please can u give me a help ! thank you !

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Re: mapsource didn't work with windows 7

#392 Post by SilverBeauty » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:59 pm

I am running Win7 on my HP lappy, no problems.

Lets start from the beginning. Follow the instructions closely.

Download Mapsource old version 6.13.7 via below link
http://www.sendspace.com/file/2siza6

After download, run the install file. This will install Mapsource into your computer
* Make sure you unzip any compressed files if any

After the installer is done, do not run mapsource as there are no maps and it will report an error if you do so

Download MSM installer from this link
http://www.malsingmaps.com/forums/viewt ... 92#p179692

After download, run the install file. This will install MSM into Mapsource of your computer

Run Mapsource. The MSM map should appear

If you want to; go to Garmin website and download the latest Mapsource update file
After download, run the install file. This will install the latest version of Mapsource into your computer

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Re: mapsource didn't work with windows 7

#393 Post by blackhawk_505 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:14 pm

thank you Bros Silverbeauty ! finally i did it ! mapsource with MSM are now working fine in my Asus laptop with Windows 7 ! Once again thank you very much bros Silverbeauty ! :)

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Re: mapsource didn't work with windows 7

#394 Post by SilverBeauty » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:23 pm

Great :good:

Hope to see you actively contribute error reporting and fresh POI :thumbsup:

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sending map to mapsource..please help

#395 Post by barrylad66 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:01 pm

hi..i downloaded the msm malaysia map but i cant seem to open it or send it to mapsource.i have just recieved my new etrex vista hcx so all this is very new to me,the maps seem to have downloaded on to my laptop(window's xp),but i cant view then on my computer or in mapsource :( ...any suggestions on what i seem to be doing wrong?..i have looked at the faq's but still cant seem to sort this problem out.

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Re: sending map to mapsource..please help

#396 Post by ace » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:09 pm

There are two ways of downloading maps.

1. To use it straight away into your Garmin device - you have to use the map that contain the file gmapsupp.img.

2. If you are putting it to be viewable in Mapsource, you have to choose the one that is for Mapsource.....It is stated very clearly for Mapsource.... This one is an installer file that will install the map into Mapsource for you to view and for you to choose which section of the map you want to send to the Garmin device.


So given the above, which file did you choose? :-?
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Re: sending map to mapsource..please help

#397 Post by tlchuan » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:10 pm

Which files you have download, u need to download setup files in order for you to see at mapsource
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Re: sending map to mapsource..please help

#398 Post by barrylad66 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:38 pm

hello again....right,i have looked at what i downloaded and the file say's gmapsupportnt-2010-20 is this the correct file or have i got the wrong one and shouldi have i download a different one?please forgive these mundane questions,but i really am a technophobe but trying hard to learn :wink:

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Re: sending map to mapsource..please help

#399 Post by barrylad66 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:40 pm

p.s i cant seem to find where i downloaded them from before...should i just give up :cry:

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Re: sending map to mapsource..please help

#400 Post by tlchuan » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:03 pm

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