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    Default Garmin software updates

    I was out with a friend a week ago who also had a Garmin Legend GPS. They asked when I last updated my GPS software in my GPS. Well that got me to thinking. I only updated it right after I bought it. I have not checked for updates for two years. I looked and sure enough I missed like three or four updates.

    So this is a little reminder for everyone to check there GPS's for software updates once adn a while.

    Garmins update area is located here:
    http://www.garmin.com/support/download.jsp
    Blazing Troll

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    Exclamation Software upgrades for your GPSr

    It is great that you can upgrade the software (firmware) in your GPSr. However, I would caution that you should only do this if: 1) Your GPS is malfunctioning and they have corrected your particular issue (read the upgrade notes to find out what each upgrade fixed/added); or 2) There is a new feature that you just can't live without.

    Otherwise, if anything goes wrong during the upgrade process, your GPSr could become a nice paperweight for your desk. Garmin may have made it impossible for this to happen, I don't know. But, in the computer world, it is very easy to kill a motherboard by doing a firmware upgrade (process gets interupted, power goes out, whatever).

    Anyway, upgrade if you need to or must, but be careful!

    -RanMan22
    Last edited by RanMan22; 07-05-2004 at 10:46 AM.

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    I had no problem with my upgrade. But I would make a mental to to all other Garmin users. Before you update download all your waypoints and things that you have stored in the GPS. The update will remove all these. I had to to put these back in. If I had known I would have downloaded then and then I would not have had to go back to geocaching.com to get them. It was not that big of a deal just more or less a pain in the butt.
    Blazing Troll

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    I feel the same way that Ranman feels and that is if "it ain't broke don't fix it"

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    So, you're still using Windows 3.1 Haffy6?

    I'm all for upgrades. If you're careful about the possibility of losing your data, there should be no problem in any upgrade.

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    Default Windows

    Heck, I'd still be using DOS if I could get away with it.

    -RanMan22

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    I am with WhereRWe?. I am all for updates if it is going to better my system and help things out.
    Blazing Troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by RanMan22
    Heck, I'd still be using DOS if I could get away with it.

    -RanMan22
    DOS? Isn't that for old people? I think I remember my grandfather talking about that.

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    Default Old as I

    Hey I am the same age as BRDAD and I remember using Dos... Are We Old????

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    Default G=c800:5

    Anybody remember that?

    A gold star if you know what it does (did)

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