If they are installed under your username they are only available to you, so every user needs their own copy of the maps. They're also simpler to update, etc. As for the univeral code, well that I cannot tell you. So they sell standalone map products that include a planning and map management program called MapSource. The link tcassidy gave you will allow you to get an unlock code. While I am certainly watching this development with interest, I am going to withold judgement until something official from Garmin comes out.
Not being cheap but more feeling cheated, I refuse to pay full retail to upgrade my license so I just won't do it. Not enough people use their map products for piracy to be an issue. Formerly I needed one code, now I need 2 more codes username, password to get the 3rd code 25 character code. You should see the file gmapprom. When it is so horribly broken yet they ship it out anyway?! Then click the 'Unlock Map' button below. Ok, so if the above path failed, I'll try anything! I guess you do if you install maps from City Navigator, but that would be a waste of money since the blue Legend does not auto-route. If I buy a copy of Windows Vista, install it to my old machine, and then decide to upgrade, I can deauthorize my old machine and authorize my new machine.
If these situations do not apply or the issue is not resolved, proceed to the following steps. About a year ago they changed their policy so that you only get one unlock code and you must pay for any additional unlock codes. It's not just the map-making, which is a hugely difficult job to create them and update them. I guess, i just don't have any idea what it would unlock. But if I would like to use that same map in yet another receiver, I would have to buy a new set of codes. Just another way that big business keeps us down. I also can not imagine anyone at Garmin Tech Support currently or recently telling you to routinely use MapInstall for map updates.
Get MetroGuide and use MetroGold, as suggested. I am having a similar problem. Knowing how great Garmin is about Customer Service, I am having a hard time believing this could be true. Before it's time for pitchforks and torches, a word from Garmin would be helpful. I wrote to Garmin after reading that. This is not too important as long as I use BaseCamp for my route planning but it might be nice to have the maps in both environments.
Apparrently I cannot do it, and it is in now way worth that amount of money to unlock it to s second unit, even if it could be done. This is completely within the scope of the license agreement. That was easy But how do i transfere the map to the garmin unit? Well, you've definitely saved me a call to Garmin. Should I now use Map Updater? Your nuvi 2797 has both and updating a 2797 map with MapInstall will lose all Junction Views and the Voice Recognition files needed for the map update. You can use the Unlock Wizard to acquire an unlock code to unlock your Garmin map product for use on a Garmin navigation device.
Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop 9. BaseCamp and the earlier MapSource are great ways to view Garmin maps on your computer and to create and test routes, etc. The reason I ask is that you were probably operating under the old 2007, V8 policy. But there's plenty of people here who will argue Garmin's side. Garmin is a pain to get things going although great when they are working. I checked my MacBook and it installed the maps in the same location there as well, i.
I have only CitySelect, where there is limitied to two units. Without an Internet connection, the software would have no way of knowing if it is the original or a copy. You may have to zoom out 4. These map products are very very expensive to produce. Where else might it be? Maps may have been installed to the memory card with MapInstall or MapSource that were not unlocked for the device. The resulting backlash of e-mails resulted in the writer losing his readers, his sponsors and finally his job. I can see them not providing a second unlock code for vehicle mounted units.
Sounds like we need to convince as many people as possible to take the same approach with Garmin and send e-mails expressing their dissatisfaction. HiCustomer The first thing to do is to reset the unit. It was the version after City Select. Once it's done, I'll happily mail to whoever wants it 1. .
I would almost bet that this new unlock policy will take effect with the new City Nav. Step Launch your Garmin's software. An ideas what I'm doing wrong here? I am glad to hear they finally changed this. The question hasn't come up recently since no one seems to have had a software update issue requiring it. How would the software know if I've installed it on another computer? Where else might it be? The upside is that I'll hav eall winter to do it.