Changes made from version 4.0.0 to 4.0.1:
Fixed an issue where MapInstall was writing maps to the wrong location on memory cards.
Fixed an issue where MapInstall would display some maps twice.
Fixed an issue detecting devices with attached memory cards correctly.
Fixed an issue where MapInstall would not detect some pre-programmed maps correctly.
Fixed an issue where map deletion was reported as a failure.
Added various stability improvements.
Must have been a lot of fixin going on.
Version 4.0.0 was 18,080KB where V 4.0.1 is 30,935KB.
That's a 71% increase in file size.
Thanks for the info
Possibly the programmer forgot to remove debugging code, or switched development environment, or did a sloppy build. But in all cases, I don't like the tendency of many software updates that almost double in size. It wouldn't have happened way back when disk drives and memory chips were a bit more expensive. Such a big size difference would have been fixed before release.
It was my first time using MapInstall when 2013.10 maps came out. It seems like the fixes cover all the problems I encountered when I tried to install all of the map to the SD card on my 1450, which caused me a bit of grief. I just deleted the whole mess and started over.
Maybe next update I'll give it a try.
Exactly the same situation as you ! Finally got nervous and decided to wait to try again until we get back from 3500 mile trip which starts in 2 weeks.
Everything working now - leave it alone !
I actually had a problem with MapInstall 4.0.1 after installing it. As long as I didn't have the GPS plugged in when starting it, MapInstall worked perfectly. However, if starting MapInstall with the GPS plugged in, it allocated the memory and crashed, refusing to release the memory unless I killed the process using Task Manager.
I believe the 4.0.1 EXE is buggy on Windows 7 x64. A modified version of the EXE I downloaded that removes the drive limitations - allowing me to send the maps to ANY drive - works perfectly. While there are still some things I find distasteful about the new MapInstall, at least I can manually select maps like I normally do with it, and a lot more easily than with 4.0.0.
Maybe I'm missing something here but the 4.0.1 update still has the same problem. In the Device selection box it combines the 'Nuvi 1450(Unit ID nnnnnnnnnn) + SD Card' as a single selection. Because of this MapInstall still puts the Map on the unit and not the SD card. When it did this last time it left me with 9 mb of space. So, unless I'm missing something here, MapInstall doesn't do a thing to help put the Map on the SD card.
The only way I got the maps there was to rename the old maps file extension and then fill the rest of the unit memory with junk files. Then I ran Garmin Lifetime Updater and it asked me if I wanted the map on the SD card. It put them on the maps and then I deleted all the junk files and old maps.
So what am I doing wrong or is this how it still works?
MapInstall still automatically combines internal and external memory. I believe this is Garmin's answer to complaints made here and other places about the software not recognizing the SD/MicroSD, thus requiring people to run MapInstall twice to get the full maps on the device.
With the patched EXE I use, I have a directory set up on C where the output is sent and from there I can copy the file to the MicroSD. It's a minor inconvenience but I have full control of exactly where the file goes.
Thank you for the information
MapInstall still automatically combines internal and external memory. ...
I guess I will stick with my proven, however awkward, method of putting the full map on the SD card.
I have the latest Mapinstall (4.0.1) on my MAC. According to Garmin web site I should be able to send the whole map to my SD card by just pressing "send maps", but when I do that I get the message "The selected maps have not been changed. Please select the maps you want to install or remove."
It seems it is forcing me to select parts of the map to send to SD card instead of the whole map. Any advice any one?
In mapinstal you click in the top left corner.
You Take down the mouse and you move to the right.
You will have a rectangle that will cover the entire map. Entire map will turn yellow. After you send it the sd card.
Appreciate the info.
It's about time they fixed these annoying bugs!
Its easy when you know how! Great help/hint from you, much appreciated.
My thanks as well.
I must confess that I found this by accident.
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