Windows 11

 

I just had a chat with Garmin Support and they said that if there is a problem running Garmin Empress or POI Loader on Windows 11, they will fi it.

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wil01

Good to know

Wil01 wrote:

I just had a chat with Garmin Support and they said that if there is a problem running Garmin Empress or POI Loader on Windows 11, they will fi it.

Thanks, Wil01, for the information; it's good to know.

Phil

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"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

Windows 11

If you go to the settings in Windows 11 ,Windows update, advance options, and click on optional updates. Hit the down tab and see if you have any drivers to download that may help. Both on Windows 10 and 11 on my computer I had a note about specific problems you may be having, to try one of the driver updates listed. I have 5 listed right now. I did download the USB driver update.

This update showed up today for fixes November 22, 2021—KB5007262. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/november-22-2021-k...

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Garmin support

IT is great that they are offering the support.

Do they have any choice NOT

Do they have any choice NOT to offer support? At some point majority of users will be in win11. I'm still not a fan of the OS but do playaround with it when there's a spare moment.

This applies to both win10 & 11, but on one board (z170 based), it has a usb 3.1 gen 2 (10 gbps) function provided by an ASM1142 chip. I had a nightmare of a time tracking down drivers for this. The port still works half @ssed. Speed, even with actual gen 2 device (usb c nvme ssd enclosure) is nothing to write home about. Marginally better than usb 3.1 gen 1 (5gbps) but nowhere near gen 2 throughput. This is a board form 2016. I vaguely recall this being a transitional time for usb 3, moving from third party support to integrated.

All my current boxes (amd x570 and b550 based) support usb 3.1 gen 2 directly and offer speed to match (~950 MB/s - that's almost a gigabyte per second). Amazing how times have changed.

Vague Descriptions for Optional Updates

charlesd45 wrote:

If you go to the settings in Windows 11 ,Windows update, advance options, and click on optional updates. Hit the down tab and see if you have any drivers to download that may help. Both on Windows 10 and 11 on my computer I had a note about specific problems you may be having, to try one of the driver updates listed. I have 5 listed right now. I did download the USB driver update...

I find the optional update descriptions totally useless, just a driver provider, version and date. No clue as to what the driver is for. Checking the Microsoft Update Catalog sometimes provides some clue, but often is totally useless. What is lacking is the guidance necessary to determine under what conditions you should be thinking about installing the driver.
Mark

I'm confused

Windows 11 works fine with Garmin Express and POI Loader so what is the issue here? question