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Delete 2009 Maps on Garmin Device, now that i have 2010 Maps loaded, Help Please?

 

Ok, so i loaded the 2010 maps on the Garmin device (SD Card) and it has 2009 already on it from the factory.

Question - Do i need to keep this on the device or can i safley delete it, if so, how do you delete it?

Thanks in advance,

You can delete it if you

You can delete it if you want, but why bother unless you want to load tons of pictures on it...

Thanks for the info, but how

Thanks for the info, but how do i delete it from the device??

Questions

sleech wrote:

Thanks for the info, but how do i delete it from the device??

From your profile, I gather that you have a nuvi 760 with 2009 maps installed internally. Most folks install the 2010 maps into the nuvi which replaces the older 2009 map and POIs without added effort on your part.

Are both maps available to your nuvi? [Touch Wrench/Settings/Map/MapInfo. Are both the 2009 and 2010 maps shown? If so, hopefully just the 2010 map is checked.]

Installing the 2010 update to a SD card is unusual but I guess it works for you. Are you sure the map is on the SD and not in the nuvi? What size is the SD card?

I wouldn't suggest removing the only internal map from the nuvi making the need for a SD card with a map mandatory. In fact, if it were my nuvi, I'd reinstall the 2010 map into the nuvi and avoid the need for a SD card to hold City Navigator--doing this will replace the 2009 map.

The upgrade deletes the old map?

sleech wrote:

Thanks for the info, but how do i delete it from the device??

When I installed the 2009 update, it automatically deleted the 2008 maps. Maybe yours did not because it was on an SD card instead of the internal memory.

many thanks for the

many thanks for the information

Ok, i have a Nuvi 265W, not a 760, as that one blew up!
I installed on a 2GB SD card, as there was not enough space on the Nuvi to install the 2010 maps??
There are 2 maps installed, but only the 2010 is checked off for use.

Thoughts??

Space

sleech wrote:

many thanks for the information

Ok, i have a Nuvi 265W, not a 760, as that one blew up!
I installed on a 2GB SD card, as there was not enough space on the Nuvi to install the 2010 maps??
There are 2 maps installed, but only the 2010 is checked off for use.

Thoughts??

When you say, "there was not enough space on the Nuvi to install the 2010 maps," did you determine that by using your PC to look at the amount of free space with the previous map installed, or did you get an error message when you tried to install the 2010 maps to the internal memory? Did you try to install the 2010 maps on the nuvi's internal memory at all, or did you immediately go to installing it on the SD card?

If you looked at the amount of free space on the nuvi's internal memory from your PC, remember that you do NOT need free space equal to the total size of the new maps in order to be able to install. The map installer will automatically overwrite the previous map file. All the free space you need to have is approximately the difference between the smaller size of the old map file as compared to the larger size of the new map file.

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A couple odd things here

sleech wrote:

many thanks for the information

Ok, i have a Nuvi 265W, not a 760, as that one blew up!
I installed on a 2GB SD card, as there was not enough space on the Nuvi to install the 2010 maps??
There are 2 maps installed, but only the 2010 is checked off for use.

Thoughts??

My thoughts, as requested wink

First, I can't find a nuvi 265W on Garmin's web site, either in the current or discontinued nuvi models, but I did see the 255W and the 265WT, closest to what you say you have.

Second, I can't imagine a new nuvi model like yours to have insufficient space in the nuvi to handle a map revision...unless...

-Are you guessing that your nuvi had insufficient space for the 2010 upgrade or did you try and get an error message?

-Have you installed a lot of stuff to your nuvi before trying to install the 2010 maps where you found that it had insufficient space?

-Did you possibly buy the "new user" full DVD of City Navigator 2010 rather than the upgrade version that you should have bought? The upgrade version has the added benefit of being cheaper than the full, too. The upgrade version will replace the old 2009 map on your nuvi with the 2010 version--with little extra space needed. It's possible that if you didn't buy the upgrade version, the full 2010 map version will try to install itself while keeping the 2009 map in the nuvi--and that could easily cause the "insufficient space" problem you may be experiencing.

Confirmation - Its a Garmin

Confirmation - Its a Garmin 265W, as per the back of the device.
X Rental Car Device

THERE IS NOTHING ADDEED TO THE DEVICE, IE OTHER STUFF, PICS, TXT ETC

Also, when i look under my installed programs, it clearly says 2010 Update.

When i go to transfer the maps to the device, it says i am over 459.9MB and it is colored RED.

When i click next, it says it will build the map set, it does not say anything about upgrading the maps??

I dont want to do this and fubar the device.

Thoughts?

Try this

sleech wrote:

When i go to transfer the maps to the device, it says i am over 459.9MB and it is colored RED.

When i click next, it says it will build the map set, it does not say anything about upgrading the maps??

Thoughts?

Did you install the 2010 map to your computer without the nuvi connected by USB? It sounds like that's what you did which now has you using Mapsource to create the map to send to the nuvi. Yes? If so, this apparently does not overwrite the older map and therefore results in insufficient space as you've found.

The way to do the City Navigator update (either with an Update DVD or by running the downloaded 2GB .exe file) is to have your nuvi USBed to your computer, then start the installation. The installation will add the 2010 map to your computer to be used by Mapsource and will also update your nuvi by replacing the old 2009 map with the new 2010 map.

You may want to ask around or call Garmin to confirm this, but I think you can repeat the installation with your nuvi connected to the computer (and without the SD card) and the installation will work as a couple of us here have suggested. I can't guarantee it since I've not tried to do a reinstallation and that's why you should probably get confirmation from someone who has done it or from Garmin tech support.

The good news is that this installation process will be much simpler than what I think you did earlier.

If you have lifetime maps or plan to upgrade to the next map when it comes out, you could just leave things as they are now (2009 map on the nuvi and 2010 map on a SD card). Then when upgrading to the next map, remove the SD card from the nuvi, connect the nuvi to the PC, then start the new map update which will install the new map to your computer and also replace the older 2009 nuvi-ed map with the latest update.

Good luck.

I just bought a 265WT. Tried

I just bought a 265WT. Tried to upload latest maps and they wont fit. emailed Garmin and they said I should buy an SD card to increase memory but this should not be necessary as unit should do what it says on the box and the box includes the numaps guarantee logo.
This is a consumer rights issue and I will fight legally if needs be.
First impressions with Garmin for road mapping is not good. Customer services need attitude adjustment.

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lost and confused

Maps

I have a 265 WT and have the latest maps installed.I did free up some space on the unit.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31186 .This info is from Garmin search help.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

@ uptheriverwithoutapaddle

Other members here have the same unit you own and everyone thus far can update all of North America without using an sd card.

Read the following thread http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31495 "sixeye" encountered a similar problem and was finally able to resolve it.

With your 265wt it's not a question of memory nor space. You'll have to do some testing to see what exactly is the cause for this interference.

Good luck and please report back, that way we're able to learn from one another.smile

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uptheriverwithoutapaddle wrote:

I just bought a 265WT. Tried to upload latest maps and they wont fit. emailed Garmin and they said I should buy an SD card to increase memory but this should not be necessary as unit should do what it says on the box and the box includes the numaps guarantee logo.
This is a consumer rights issue and I will fight legally if needs be.
First impressions with Garmin for road mapping is not good. Customer services need attitude adjustment.

You have no grounds.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=33379

nüMaps Lifetime gives you full access to the entire map coverage; however, some units have limited memory and may not load the full North America map (nüMaps Lifetime also will update City Navigator® NT maps on your computer).

Free up space on NUVI

As said here before, you can free up a lot of memory just by getting rid of the sound files you don't use.
(extra languages)
When I updated my maps, Garmin said it "might" not all fit without a SD card. It did with room to spare.

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Logic

Motorcycle Mama wrote:
uptheriverwithoutapaddle wrote:

I just bought a 265WT. Tried to upload latest maps and they wont fit. emailed Garmin and they said I should buy an SD card to increase memory but this should not be necessary as unit should do what it says on the box and the box includes the numaps guarantee logo.
This is a consumer rights issue and I will fight legally if needs be.
First impressions with Garmin for road mapping is not good. Customer services need attitude adjustment.

You have no grounds.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=33379

nüMaps Lifetime gives you full access to the entire map coverage; however, some units have limited memory and may not load the full North America map (nüMaps Lifetime also will update City Navigator® NT maps on your computer).

[sarcasm]Careful. You're injecting logic into this. uptheriverwithoutapaddle seems to prefer hyperbole.[/sarcasm]

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Delete 2010 maps and install updates of 2011 maps?

Hi,
I've read the above with interest cos I am having the same problems with my Garmin Nuvi 265WT.
I bought it with preloaded 2010 maps of Europe & UK.
Then I bought a Lifetiime update and tried updating it. It gave ne ab error message abt not enough space.
I chose only UK - then updated it fine
I then chose France and updated it and that was fine
I looked into the Settings - Maps - and found that the 2010 is ticked (after I unticked it) and there is only France 2011 ticked. God know what happened to UK 2011.
Shall I find a way to delete the 2010 map from my Garmin and then install all of 2011 Europe and UK into it at once?

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Wildfirejc

map updates

Personally, I consider map updates a waste of money and time. It also seems to be a lot of frustration with these updates. Do you really gain much by updating every quarter? Myself, I would rather put the money towards a new unit. By the time you buy an update, a replacement power cord and battery, you will still have an old unit. It will cost more than buying a new unit with current maps. It doesn't hurt to have an older unit for backup purposes should a new unit fail on a trip. Like all electronic equipment now, it doesn't pay to upgrade.

Map space

wildfirejc wrote:

Hi,
I've read the above with interest cos I am having the same problems with my Garmin Nuvi 265WT.
I bought it with preloaded 2010 maps of Europe & UK.
Then I bought a Lifetiime update and tried updating it. It gave ne ab error message abt not enough space.
I chose only UK - then updated it fine
I then chose France and updated it and that was fine
I looked into the Settings - Maps - and found that the 2010 is ticked (after I unticked it) and there is only France 2011 ticked. God know what happened to UK 2011.
Shall I find a way to delete the 2010 map from my Garmin and then install all of 2011 Europe and UK into it at once?

Have you tried to free up more space on the unit?See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31186

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Delete 2009 maps

I have a 250w and when i updated to 2011 it would not fit so i only have eastern USA and Canada (eastern). I can tick off either to use but I would prefer to only have 2011.How do I get rid of 2009 maps?

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Reinstall Your Maps

If your 2009 maps have the file name gmapprom.img, rename them to gmapsupp.img and then run MapInstall. That should guarantee that the 2009 maps in the 250W are updated by overwriting the old .img file. Any overflow that doesn't fit (e.g. Mexico), put on a SD card by running MapInstall a second time and selecting those areas that wouldn't fit on the internal memory the first time.

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More Room On Garmin 265 WT

charlesd45 wrote:

I have a 265 WT and have the latest maps installed.I did free up some space on the unit.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31186 .This info is from Garmin search help.

I called Garmin about a problem and while I was on the phone with Garmin I had my 1450 hooked up to the computer and the tech could he look at my files on my GPS and he said lets clean up some of the files and he deleted some files I didn't use,like maps of Canada and Mexico etc,this gave me a lot more room on my GPS.I hope this helps.

Visit Canada

mdh31951 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

I have a 265 WT and have the latest maps installed.I did free up some space on the unit.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31186 .This info is from Garmin search help.

I called Garmin about a problem and while I was on the phone with Garmin I had my 1450 hooked up to the computer and the tech could he look at my files on my GPS and he said lets clean up some of the files and he deleted some files I didn't use,like maps of Canada and Mexico etc,this gave me a lot more room on my GPS.I hope this helps.

I would suggest that you leave Canada on your GPS and then come up to visit us friendly Canadians sometime. We have some beautiful country and your dollar goes just a bit farther. smile

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Canada

davidkbrown wrote:
mdh31951 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

I have a 265 WT and have the latest maps installed.I did free up some space on the unit.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31186 .This info is from Garmin search help.

I called Garmin about a problem and while I was on the phone with Garmin I had my 1450 hooked up to the computer and the tech could he look at my files on my GPS and he said lets clean up some of the files and he deleted some files I didn't use,like maps of Canada and Mexico etc,this gave me a lot more room on my GPS.I hope this helps.

I would suggest that you leave Canada on your GPS and then come up to visit us friendly Canadians sometime. We have some beautiful country and your dollar goes just a bit farther. smile

I have no complaints about Canada,it is just I needed space on my GPS and I don't go there stuck in the lower 48.I have a cousin that lives in Calgary Alberta,never have been up to see her there,but I know it is nice from pictures I have seen.I have trouble getting the wife to travel to see family in South Dakota.You ought come down to Florida 72 degrees in St.Petersburg today.

Yeah

Sound files, language files and any extra vehicle icons is what I had to delete when I needed to free up some space.

Hate to tell you this Dave but>>>

davidkbrown wrote:
mdh31951 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

I have a 265 WT and have the latest maps installed.I did free up some space on the unit.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31186 .This info is from Garmin search help.

I called Garmin about a problem and while I was on the phone with Garmin I had my 1450 hooked up to the computer and the tech could he look at my files on my GPS and he said lets clean up some of the files and he deleted some files I didn't use,like maps of Canada and Mexico etc,this gave me a lot more room on my GPS.I hope this helps.

I would suggest that you leave Canada on your GPS and then come up to visit us friendly Canadians sometime. We have some beautiful country and your dollar goes just a bit farther. smile

the people of Canada may be friendly (that's been my experience) but the Border Guards are a bunch of right wankers...crossed into NB from Madawaska Maine last Summer and was detained for a good 45 minutes while the friendly Border Guards tore my car apart...along with about 10 other cars from the USA...of course, they found nothing...I bet dollars to donuts it was done because when they scan my Passport card it shows I hold various gun permits, etc.

I could understand if a dog smelled something...there was nothing to smell of course...but it CLEARLY seemed to my girl and I that we were being harassed because we were Americans. I asked what the matter was and was told, rather rudely, nothing just routine. If that's routine treatment, you have a serious attitude problem among your Border Guards. We were so put off we basically drove around the town once and left to go take a pic at the Quebec border then returned home...not the way to treat visitors...especially ones who had planned on aggrandizing the local economy...JM2C, YMMV...

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Updates

peter5560 wrote:

Personally, I consider map updates a waste of money and time. It also seems to be a lot of frustration with these updates. Do you really gain much by updating every quarter? Myself, I would rather put the money towards a new unit. By the time you buy an update, a replacement power cord and battery, you will still have an old unit. It will cost more than buying a new unit with current maps. It doesn't hurt to have an older unit for backup purposes should a new unit fail on a trip. Like all electronic equipment now, it doesn't pay to upgrade.

Considering you can get the lifetime subscription to maps for only slightly more than one year's map upgrade, it's not costing me anything now that I have the subscription to update my maps. I have the advantage of knowing my system and its foibles and not having to learn a new one every year. Plus, I'm not contributing to landfill issues. Not to mention it seems like the newest and greatest always has fewer features on it that I want. So thanks for the advice but I'm not following it.

Border Guards

Yeh! The Border Guards can be a pain at times, on both sides of the border. Generally I have had good experience with both, but occasionally you'll get one that is having a slow night and needs some fun, or is just a plain wanker.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Florida

I've been to Florida on a number of occasions and it's terrific. The Garmin plus the I75 book are a great blessing.

Been there in January and March, mostly and it was great. Occasionally you'll get it pretty cold in January, but we also found that one year in Cuba.

We're contemplating a month there next year.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Calais Is The Answer, Even If Further Away

TMK wrote:

the people of Canada may be friendly (that's been my experience) but the Border Guards are a bunch of right wankers...crossed into NB from Madawaska Maine last Summer and was detained for a good 45 minutes while the friendly Border Guards tore my car apart...along with about 10 other cars from the USA...of course, they found nothing...I bet dollars to donuts it was done because when they scan my Passport card it shows I hold various gun permits, etc.

Normally it's the ones in Houlton that are the PITAs. After my last experience with Houlton, where they LIED to me and tried to tell me I was expected at work the following Monday, I went through the Calais/St. Stephen crossing the next time around and following two times after that and had absolutely no difficulty.

From what I recall, the Houlton gang were pushing for a raise, and to get it slowed down the flow of traffic by searching US residents entering Canada. It sounds like you encountered the same problem.

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