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Old 01-29-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Is Old Mapsource Compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1 ???

Heading to Staples to buy a new laptop.
Hoping to find a Windows 7 machine------but doubt that will happen---they had some a while back.

I'm not going to buy nothing if the new windows 8 or 8.1 or whatever is the latest won't run the old Mapsource.

Not interested in Basecamp comments.
Would rather scribble lines on an old tree stump or side of a barn
with a dull knife.

Anybody know for sure ????

thanks so much !!!

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Old 01-29-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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I'm not sure but I like your style. Wassap man!
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:14 PM   #3
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Mapsource into Windows 8.1

Mark--I got a Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet with Windows 8.1 for last years Dam Tour ride to California. I was able to load both the old Mapsource and the new Basecamp. Don't remember how I did it but I did it. Too bad my bike fell over in a motel parking lot at Port Orford, Or. and shattered the screen. I had all the routes and maps for over 7,000 miles to the west coast and on north to Seattle and back home on it as a backup to my Garmin.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:23 PM   #4
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I got a new computer about a year ago with Windows 8. No problem with running Mapsource. I think I first loaded an old version off of one my old mapset CDs and then got the last upgrade.

Then I upgrade to Windows 8.1 about 4 months ago. No problems with Mapsource in that transition.

Well almost no problems. I have noticed that Mapsource will occasionally crash for no good reason that I can tell. This is very rare and certainly not enough for me to curtail my use of it.

It was probably crashing occasionally under Windows 7 and XP and I just don't remember.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:51 PM   #5
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No problems here with Mapsource on a Win 8.1 desktop and tablet.
I started with the oldest and worked toward the newer.
I started the install by copying the entire Roads & Rec CD onto the hard drive (SSD for the tablet). Installed from that folder on the hard drive. Then I installed Topo Canada from it's disks. I didn't go any newer than Mapsource 6.13.7 .

Not being designed for a touch device means it's not the greatest to use on the tablet but a Bluetooth keyboard fixed that nicely.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:44 PM   #6
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Thanks guys !!!!

Thanks so much for the confirmation---got the laptop bought.

I also called a good friend and he has a 8.1 windows machine and it works fine.

So all is good !!!!!!

Thanks !!!

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Old 01-29-2015, 07:45 PM   #7
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Mark,

Yes MS works fine on Windows 8 it is just that Windows is a POS.

They should have gone with "Bold New Graphics" instead they did like Garmin and changed all kinds of stuff that was not broken.

I am old with not much time left and am very pissed that I have to waste so much of it on learning new commends to do the same old thing.

To me smart marketing is for every thing you knew still works but there is lots of new stuff to make you want to BUY the new thing. Instead I waited until speed of old PC was just too slow and the pain with XP became too much.

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Old 01-29-2015, 08:22 PM   #8
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I'm not sure but I like your style. Wassap man!
Hey cyberdos----just remembered who you were---------miss riding with the Mobius riders---------hate for all that to end. Never thought it would.

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Old 01-29-2015, 08:45 PM   #9
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my 'in' at garmin was Maria.Sage@garmin.com, if she can't help you, if, you get stuck she'll direct you to someone who can. beats talking to them blind and getting the run around...

the guy who did the zumo design and programing is a inmate on here but i can't remember his name, so they are more than aware what 'we need'
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:52 PM   #10
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my 'in' at garmin was Maria.Sage@garmin.com, if she can't help you, if, you get stuck she'll direct you to someone who can. beats talking to them blind and getting the run around...

the guy who did the zumo design and programing is a inmate on here but i can't remember his name, so they are more than aware what 'we need'
Thanks Paul---------but I got it all squared away---------anything I use from garmin is old and "no longer supported".

Witch translates to me into---------"They can't screw it up anymore".
It's mine---they can't touch it---and can't screw it up.
The software I have---nor my old gps.

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Old 01-29-2015, 08:59 PM   #12
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Howdy Mark,
As a fellow old curmudgeon, I also held off on Windows 8/8.1. But now I've got a home computer, laptop and Dell Venue Pro tablet all running 8.1 and Mapsource. Mapsource doesn't work too well using the touchscreen and at first, I feared I was going to have to learn Basecamp at the least for the tablet. But then I got a bluetooth mouse and now I can run Mapsource just fine on the tablet. I take the tablet in a Pelican 1055 case and that bluetooth mouse for my on-the-ride route adjustments, and I'm pretty happy. Bombproof so far
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:16 PM   #14
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Howdy Mark,
As a fellow old curmudgeon, I also held off on Windows 8/8.1. But now I've got a home computer, laptop and Dell Venue Pro tablet all running 8.1 and Mapsource. Mapsource doesn't work too well using the touchscreen and at first, I feared I was going to have to learn Basecamp at the least for the tablet. But then I got a bluetooth mouse and now I can run Mapsource just fine on the tablet. I take the tablet in a Pelican 1055 case and that bluetooth mouse for my on-the-ride route adjustments, and I'm pretty happy. Bombproof so far
Hey Jonz----------my new laptop with 8.1 isn't touch screen------my computer wizz son spent a few hours with control of my new laptop from his house in Kansas and customized it for me to pretty much look like a Windows 7 machine.
So now even an ole' man can run it.

You gonna be up at the Montana 1000 again----------I'll probably do that and the IDBDR this year. May not do the 1000 with the group-------but will do it.

I followed a lot of it last year and got really sick.

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Old 01-29-2015, 11:16 PM   #15
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Y'all need to get your free maps here as well: http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
I still use a Garmin 276C and a 60 csx.
From my cold dead hands ... before I ever let go of those two.

New Garmin tech blows...
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