Any suggestions on files to delete in order to get the latest Garmin map update onto a Nuvi 1450 without having to get an SD card?
Unused voice files are the main space saver. The full NA map is now 2.27 GB. So on a 2 GB device like the 14xx series, it will be difficult to open up enough space to get even the partial NA map, and you will certainly not gain enough space to have the map and the full coverage junction views. IMO, just get the SD card. You can get an 8 GB SD card for <$10
Thanks for the information. It will be several days before I am somewhere to get the SD Card, so I wanted to do whatever installation was possible. I appreciate the information and will get an SD Card at a later date.
In that case, what you could do is download the full NA map using the option to install to the computer only. This will install BaseCamp and MapInstall. You can then run Mapinstall to install only the portion of the NA map that you immediately need on your 1450 (only southeastern states for example). Then when you get the SD card, you will already have the full map downloaded, so you can run express again reinstall the full map to the SD.
Your best bet, in my humble opinion, is to get 2 SD cards.... And set the appropriate Garmin Directories in each, and ALTERNATE between the two... This way, you update one, and run on other, and you are never 'Down' at any time, and if you encounter a map problem, it's easy to downgrade!!!!
I agree with the SD card. Saves a lot of time and hassle
What a simple yet brilliant idea. Memory cards are dirt cheap and this is very cheap 'insurance'.
How many people actually do this? I'm doing this today/tomorrow...buy one today, update tomorrow.
Actually I started doing this because I was un-certain if I was doing the SD MAP Update correctly. So I did a 2nd SD Card just to make sure I didn't screw up the first...
MUCH THANKS TO ALANB FOR HIS CONCISE INSTRUCTIONS!
And when the second worked fine I swapped SD Cards in the 660, and for reasons I'm not clear with, instead of putting the SD card in the "AVAILABLE FOR USE" area by the computer.... I put it in the 660 Carrying Case we used... and forgot about it....
At the time of the next update, I stumbled onto the loose SD Card, and decided to delete those old map files on this spare, instead of the SD card in the 660..... Which I did, and then swapped out the SD Card in the 660 with the recently updated one....
So though I did start alternating between 2 cards, it was only after doing it a couple of times that I realized what I was doing was really a good idea......
Like many of the things I do.... Stumbled onto it out of dumb luck!! !
Another advantage to put maps on the SD card is that loading them by directly connecting them to the PC is much faster than some of the older Nuvi (like the 770) that use USB 1.0.
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