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#1 User is offline   CJB4589 

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 02:06 AM

Hope someone can answer this question. I no longer wish to use the CDs, how do I transfer all of the data onto the hard drive and access the maps from there?

Thanks for the help

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 02:11 AM

For the 4.0 version I always did a full install, by that I mean selecting all the regions. It never asks for a CD after installation.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 02:40 AM

The orginal version I installed is 3 and the updated with the 5.0 downloa. In version 3, there's no "full install" choice.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 03:05 AM

Some of the older MapSource programs will "run" only from the drive they were installed from.

The way to fake-out MapSource is to copy all the contents of a CD (including the .dll and .exe files) into your MapSource program files directory and run the install (setup.exe) from your C: drive. You may have to uninstall MapSource using Add/Remove Programs before doing it this way.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 05:54 AM

quote:
Originally posted by CJB4589:
Hope someone can answer this question. I no longer wish to use the CDs, how do I transfer all of the data onto the hard drive and access the maps from there?

Thanks for the help


Here's a way - it's the method I used on my Win 98 installation.

STEP #1 COPY IMAGE FILE FOLDER

1-insert Mapsource CD into CD-ROM tray
2-explore Mapsource CD
3-find the Images folder such as Rr_us(US R&R) (very large file folder size)
4-copy that Images folder to C:/ProgramFiles/Garmin/Mapsource folder, which is where the program installs it self automaticlly when you installed it the first time.

STEP#2 using REGEDIT

IMPORTANT MAKE A NOTE OF WHAT YOU CHANGES YOU MAKE. SO IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE YOU CAN GO BACK AN FIX IT.

1-Open My computer
C:/Windows/Regedit
open Regedit
2-goto My Computer(at the top left side column in Regedit Editor)
3-D-click
-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
-Software
-Garmin
-Mapsource
-Products
4-Open up the folder for whatever Mapsource Product you have installed(see NOTE 1 below)such as 1 for ContUS for US R&R
5- D-click "Loc" item under Name column,
6- Change to the "Value data" to where you copied the image folder. Such as C:Program FilesGarminMapsourceRR_US
click OK

STEP #3 TRYING IT OUT

1- remove CD-ROM from tray.
2- start Mapsource program
3- turn details on and zoom all the way in and the program should not prompt you to put the Mapsource CD in the tray.

Why does it do this? Well because you just added the images to the hard drive and told the program not to look for the Images on the CD-ROM.

Repeat for other Mapsource Programs you have.

NOTE 1:
1=CONT US(USR&R)
2=HAWAII(USR&R)
3=ALASKA(USR&R)
31=CONT US(USWATERWAYS)
32=HAWAII (USWATERWAYS)
33=ALASAKA (USWATERWAYS)
5=WORLDMAP
14=GERMANY
18=BENELUX
20=ITALY
22=AUSTRIA
13=ENGLAND
17=FRANCE
21=DENMARK&SWEDEN
24=SPAIN
29=SWITZERLAND
37=CANADA

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Posted 14 September 2003 - 11:26 PM

Here is an easy way! Here's what I did. Download a prgram called Alcohol 52% (or 120%). !20 is for copying and burning. This isn't a free program, but has a 30 day trial. This program allows you to easily create virtual drives on your computer. Then you make an image of the CD and "mount" it to the virtual drive. This is all very easy and straight-forward. The image will run at 200x instead of whatever your CDrom speed is.

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 05:38 AM

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Originally posted by Baffman:
Here is an easy way! Here's what I did. Download a prgram called Alcohol 52% (or 120%). !20 is for copying and burning. This isn't a free program, but has a 30 day trial. This program allows you to easily create virtual drives on your computer. Then you make an image of the CD and "mount" it to the virtual drive. This is all very easy and straight-forward. The image will run at 200x instead of whatever your CDrom speed is.
Why? It's easier to simply copy the CDs to a folder on the hard drive and install from there. It accomplishes exactly the same thing, but with less overhead, no need to run 3d party software, no need to mount anything, and it will run at your HDs speed.


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