My regular computer (using WINDOWS XP) is in the shop and I tried to connect my nuvi 350 to my old computer using WINDOWS 98).
Neither WINDOWS explorer or POI loader would recognize the GARMIN.
I had no problems before with my WINDOWS XP computer.
Are you using Second Addition? Also most USB devices must have their own driver installed under Win98.
WINDOWS 98(C) 1981 - 1997 Microsoft Corp.
Where do I get a USB driver? I didn't find one on Garmin.com
no thier is no support for 98 any more.
Since POI loader is not compatable with windows 98, you are probably out of luck. Check to see if you can load windows xp on your laptop, I did mine and it works fine.
If windows 98 can at least see your GPS as a drive (which I doubt), you may be able to have someone else use their POI loader to combine your POI files into the file needed for garmin and send it to you.
My advice, Leave the unit alone until you can get a new laptop or upgrade to xp.
If i am not mastaken, Windows 98 do not support USB's You def will need to upgrade your laptop..
thanks for the help ,,,,only thing is i do have usb ports on my computer,,,,,but i guess xp is needed and on this desktop 98 runs great,,,,,,i figuar something out........
C U all on the road ..... give a yell to NOWHERE MAN...illl be doin night runs between denver and salt lake city .... happy driving
i am a over the road trucker......my lap top was stolen and i only have a computer with windows98 on it......i need a ppoi loader that willl run can any of you help me out.....i have a lot of poi filles on my street pilot330 that i would like to download from unit and then add a lot more,,,,,,,,please help
cbHandel is ...nowhere man (beatles song)
You can add USB Ports to your laptop buy adding a USB+2.0+PCMCIA card into the PCMIA slot. Then add a copy of xp operating system to it and away you go.
Win could support USB but... you need to have it patched to 98b also you will need a usb driver for each device you want to communicate with (provided by the vender).
I know windows 98 2nd edition support USB but I don't know if POI loader support it
But I don't think that it (Windows 98) supports USB Mass Storage devices, does it?
Only if the manufacture provided a custom driver. Then again there were no thumb drives back then. I still have a USB PC camera that worked with Win98 and still works with XP but will not work with Vista.
I also have Windows 98SE with NUVI 200. I downloaded a generic UMSD driver which works. I can load files in and out of NUVI now.
Still looking for a way to get POILOADER to run or find another POILOADER for win 98SE. Any Help?
I googled, and downloaded and installed generic driver nusb33e.exe. Now am able to read NUVI as mass storage device.
Still trying to get POILOADER to work on windows 98. If anyone knows POILOADER for windows 98 let me know.
There is two topics on the just about the same subject, Why not try and keep them together to keep is easy.
I have now merged the two topics into this thread, thanks for the heads up.
harley and pinegold - you really should consider just upgrading to Windows XP. You can purchase a license for less than $100.
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