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Installing maps on PC after re-install of Mapsource

 

I've got a problem that hasn't adequately been addressed by Garmin tech support via email. I have a nuvi 760 and purchased and installed the 2009 map update. Maps were fine on both the nuvi and Mapsource, could transfer waypoints, routes, etc. Everything was fine for months.

To free up space on my PC, I decided to delete older versions of maps, the 2008, Metroguides, etc (had several GPSr's). Messed up Mapsource so bad that I finally unstalled it all and re-installed it. I have the downloaded file for the 2009 maps and the license code for the GPS.

Mapsource won't open because it says there are no maps installed. I can't get the maps to install without going through the install on the 760, which already has the maps, and don't really want to reinstall the maps on the nuvi -- took quite some time and there is a risk of messing that up.

Can someone help me get the 2009 maps installed on the PC only?

Thanks in advance.

Mike

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Look on your computer for the msi file which is the installer for the map update. It will have an very long filename which will include something like CityNavigator_EN.msi or something like that.

Manually run this program.

If that doesn't work, go to Garmin's site and download the Garmin Training Center. Install that first which will give you MapSource. Then install the map update.

The file that I have is

The file that I have is rmu_cnnant2009.exe, over 2GB. If I run it, I can't get beyond it tellimg me to connect the nuvi and reinstall the maps.

From the first install (before I uninstalled and re-installed Mapsource), I have a folder c:\Garmin\CNNANT2009 with all the .img files in it, but have no idea how to get those map files associated with Mapsource. Usually, the map files are installed after Mapsource. My problem is I'm reinstalling Mapsource after the maps are there. I thought re-running the installer would reassociate the maps with Mapsource.

Mike

Let me see if I can remember

mhsmith wrote:

The file that I have is rmu_cnnant2009.exe, over 2GB. If I run it, I can't get beyond it tellimg me to connect the nuvi and reinstall the maps.

From the first install (before I uninstalled and re-installed Mapsource), I have a folder c:\Garmin\CNNANT2009 with all the .img files in it, but have no idea how to get those map files associated with Mapsource. Usually, the map files are installed after Mapsource. My problem is I'm reinstalling Mapsource after the maps are there. I thought re-running the installer would reassociate the maps with Mapsource.

Mike

After you put the disk in your drive and it opens exit out of the startup. Go to the drive with the disk in it and open the windows folder, then the msi folder click on CNNANT2009Update_ENU.msi and it should install mapsource with the maps... That is for english, if you want French or Italian etc select the appropriate one....

edit ooops do you have the disk or just a download?

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Go get the Garmin Training Center, then. The GTC is essentially MapSource with a PC basemap.

Then update the MapSource version with version 6.13.7 from here.
http://www.gpsinformation.org/perry/msource/

Then run the map update. You'll have to connect your nuvi, but it will recognize that the maps are already updated.

reinstall maps

I had a similar issue when i got a new PC. I loaded Mapsource from the original CD and updated it to current version, but had no way to install the maps. I did successfully install the maps on my new PC by running rmu_cnnant2009.exe and going through the whole install process on my Nuvi 200W (remember you also need to enter the right product code they gave you when you downloaded the 2009 maps). It wasn't very fun since it takes over an hour.

Hopefully MM has the trick. Guess I should have asked first!

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dja24 - garmin nuvi 200W, etrex vista, etrex vista Cx

Here's one way to do it...

If you can find CNNANT2009UpdateWeb_ENU.msi on your hard drive or on the disc, go for it. I didn't have the disc but I did have the huge 2009 map download file.

I extracted the files from this exe file, as follows:

1) Run 7-zip (or any zip extracting program) to extract files from rmu_cnnant2009.exe file.
2) In the extracted files, drill down to the msi folder.
3) Run CNNANT2009UpdateWeb_ENU.msi to install 2009 map.

When running Mapsource for the first time after these steps, it will find the installed 2009 map and then, it will challenge you for unlock code for it. Enter the map unlock code from your "mygarmin" site (or from the disc, if any).

If you just have the download you can either just run it again

Or if you are comfortable with regedit, you can go to mapsource in the registery and add a few folders...

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Since the update was downloaded from Garmin's site, it seems that the file is a compressed executable. The file decompress, install and update when executed.
You can try passing parameter to the executable file such as rmu_cnnant2009.exe ?, rmu_cnnant2009.exe /? (for help) or rmu_cnnant2009.exe x, rmu_cnnant2009.exe /x (to extract/decompress the file), the commands are run in a DOS window. The .msi file is probably compressed within the .exe file.

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nuvi 2460LMT

The exe is a self-extracting file.

mariner wrote:

Since the update was downloaded from Garmin's site, it seems that the file is a compressed executable. The file decompress, install and update when executed.
You can try passing parameter to the executable file such as rmu_cnnant2009.exe ?, rmu_cnnant2009.exe /? (for help) or rmu_cnnant2009.exe x, rmu_cnnant2009.exe /x (to extract/decompress the file), the commands are run in a DOS window. The .msi file is probably compressed within the .exe file.

See my post above. The downloaded exe file is a self-extracting file but all the embedded files (such as "CNNANT2009UpdateWeb_ENU.msi" that loads the 2009 map to mapsource) can be extracted with any 3rd-party extracting program.

Thanks

Great suggestions. I'll give these a try when I get more than a minute and will report back.

Thanks.

Mike

Nitrate, it worked

I followed Nitrate's directions -- worked like a charm. Finally I'm back up and running.

How come everything works fine on my PC until I start messing with it?

Thanks, folks. I truly appreciate the help.

Mike

Nitrate rules!

WTG Nitrate! Made me smarter for next time. Thanks!

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dja24 - garmin nuvi 200W, etrex vista, etrex vista Cx

*blushes*

You're welcome! But really, we should all thank the original person who thought this up, not me. I'm sure I just read these steps off the Internet (not sure if it was this site) somewhere when I ran into the same problem.

Installing Maps On PC After Re-install of Mapsource

MARCH 5, 2009

I too have had a terrible time trying to even download the City Navigator 2009 NT for my Garmin nuvi660. I had a system malfunction and had to send my computer to HP. Well, they replaced my motherboard and processors. Now, I have to re-install everything I lost. MapSource and MapInstall both tell me I don't have any Mapsource products.

I tried sending the HP CHAT conversation I recorded to Garmin Customer Support for the download of City Navigator 2009 for my computer ONLY!

Here is what they said;

Dear Brother Darryl,

Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

I am sorry for the troubles. Unfortunately the download is no longer available for download so the only way to get City Nav/Map Source your computer would be to purchase the replacement media. Part Number 011-01325-03. I cannot process any monetary transaction over this email client so a phone call would have to made to our customer service
department at 800.800.1020 TOLL FREE.

You can do the same thing with Google maps and Map Quest that you can do with Map Source on your computer for free. All you need is the Garmin
Communicator plug in from the link below.

Garmin Communicator:
http://www8.garmin.com/dealers/

With Best Regards,

Curtis P
Software Support Specialist
2nd Shift Software Team
Garmin International
913-397-8200
800-800-1020
913-440-8280 (fax) Att: Curtis P
www.garmin.com

GARMIN IS ONLY ABOUT THE MONEY EVEN IN A RECESSION!

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF GARMIN BUSINESS TERRORIST ETHICS!

Original Message Follows: ------------------------

My name is Brother Darryl, I have the Garmin nuvi660 which is a wonderful GPS.

I have had some problems with my Windows Vista and had to contact technical support.

After I sent in my computer and backed up files, I didn't see my Garmin
Map City Navigator 2008.

I had to re-download MapSource and MapInstall. It gave me an error message which says,

it needed some type of map products. I had all this on my computer before, but it looks like

the Tech support for HP erased all my system files. I had some problems with system files

so I think they cleared it and replaced my laptops internal system.

How can I get the Maps for my WINDOWS VISTA?

Can I get my nuvi660 to download maps it has saved onto my Windows Vista?

HP Chat Support 161194
Monday, October 13, 2008
10:59 AM

Solomon : 1. Turn on the computer.
2. Keep tapping the F10 key when the HP logo appears. This will take you
to BIOS Setup Utility.
3. Press F9 to "Set Defaults and Exit".
4. Press F10 to "Save and Exit" the BIOS.
5. Click on Ok/Yes to confirm the changes.
6. Restart the computer.
Solomon : Then download and install latest BIOS update and wireless
driver from the below web links.
Solomon : WinFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (for Notebooks with
AMDProcessors):
Solomon : ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp40001-40500/sp40313.exe
Solomon : Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver :
Solomon : ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp39501-40000/sp39911.exe
Solomon : Note: Please do not click on the above link. Copy and paste
the link to the new Internet explorer address bar.
Solomon : Installation Instructions :

Solomon : 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard
drive.
2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
3. Restart the notebook when the installation is complete.

Solomon : Please perform entire procedure on your notebook.
Solomon : This should resolve the issue.
Solomon : The solution provided above should work. In rarecase of the
issue still persisting, please get back to us we will arrange Mail in
Repair service to HP at free of cost as the notebook requires onsite
diagnosis to get it fixed.
Solomon : Here is our chat Acitivity ID for your reference : 161194
Solomon : Am I clear with the information?
Brother Darryl : Yes. I was angry with you guys earlier.
Brother Darryl : I was going to suggest that you slap the worker next to you
Brother Darryl : by extending your arms and reaching maximum strike by hitting back of each workers head
Brother Darryl : to achieve maximum pain levels
Brother Darryl : Now, I think I feel alittle better.
Solomon : I'm glad, you are little better now.
Solomon : Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Brother Darryl : Yes, will this also solve the problem I have with how my
computer connects to the Tivo?
Brother Darryl : I was able to view and hear mp3 from my computer to my
Tivo, but it too also stopped working. Maybe, this BIOS was the problem.
I'd like to see more autofix.exe files for end users like me that
diagnose these types of problems
Brother Darryl : Recommend that HP develops a "diagnostic.exe" or way to
autofix problems on a regular basis. download should be in form of
updates for ALL HP / Compaq users.
Solomon : In this regard, I suggest you to reinstall Display driver and
check.
Solomon : Here is Display driver web link:
Solomon : ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35686.exe
Solomon : Note: Please do not click on the above link. Copy and paste
the link to the new Internet explorer address bar.
Solomon : I suggest you to install the above drivers which I have
provided.
Solomon : This should resolve the issue.
Solomon : If the issue persists, please get back to us with the above
Acitivity id.

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Installing Maps On PC After Re-Install Of Mapsource

I think I have a similar problem. Here are my particulars:
Installing CD Maps On a PC after Re-Install Of MapSource

Here are my particulars:

Dell PC, Garmin MapSource, and Garmin's CD CitySelect, N America, Ver 6

I installed it 3 years ago. It worked fine. But the PC got too gunked up,
so I had to completely reformat. Now, I've I forgotten how to install the maps.

I reinstalled MapSource (older ver- 4.01), then downloads update 6154,
so I now have MapSource Ver 6.15

Hooked up the GPS, "introduced" it to mapSource- all fine.
i loaded the Map CD, did the 'Unlock wizard' (whatever that does)
and it took the unlock code, but did NOT "install" (the CD never turned)
Went into MapSource, did the Ctl-U, entered the unlock code, it accepted it,
but again, no 'installation' occurred, and the maps don't show up in MapSource.

I think I'm so close, but just can't recall the steps I did 3 years ago.

Thanks in advance, for any suggestions,

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Rich az

Reinstallation

I'm a bit puzzled as to what you did exactly.

The procedure should have been:
1. Run setup from the City Select DVD
2. When Mapsource starts it will prompt you for the 25 digit unlock code. After completing the unlock procedure City Select should be viewable on your computer.
3. You can then connect your GPS to the computer. It should show up in Mapsource.
4. If you wish you can then update Mapsource to 6.15.1.

Just remember that your City Select maps will not be updated. 6.15.1 will only update Mapsource (being the program that views City Select maps).

Bob

Reinstallation

If this is a dupe- I apologize. hit a key to submit, and it disappeared.

Bob:

Thanks for the response!

From your list, I have two questions:

!- Yes, I updated MapSource first. Is that a problem? If so,
I can always uninstall, and try again with the old mapSource version.

I couldn't run the SetUp from the City Select CD.
Nothing 'AutoRan' but when I clicked the 'SetUp' icon,
the setup wizard began, then suddenly quit, displaying-
"Please start this data CD installation from the SetUp CD."
So I have one MapSource CD, and two CitySelect map CDs.

2- Which one does Garmin consider the "SetUp CD" ?

Thanks again,

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Rich az

Reinstallation

OK- I got it! For those with the same problem, particularly those, like me, WITHOUT the mysterious "3rd" City Select install CD-
the 'workaround' below, did the trick for me.

A google search found a similar problem on this forum-

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=105550
(you may read the posts, without joining,
but I DID join, just to thank the guy! )

I recommend reading all the posts, so you can verify if this is your glitch.

The procedure posted on the LAST post on the page (RenegadeKnight), worked fine for me. btw, I was able to retain the MapSource update,
that I did, before working on CitySelect.

hth,

rich
az

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Rich az

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