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  1. #1
    Prez NMBA
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    using mapsource without the CD's

    does anybody know how to set you computer up so that you don't have to drag the mapsource topo CD's around with you? I think i read somewhere that you can do it but can't figure it out or find that now

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    Close the MapSource program (if it's open)

    Make a new folder in your C:\Garmin folder and name it "Topo"

    CD 1 contains a folder named "West"
    CD 2 contains a folder named "East"
    CD 3 contains a folder named "Alaska" and a folder named "Hawaii"

    Copy those folders into your "C:\Garmin\Topo" folder

    Click your Windows Start button and select "Run"
    Where it says "Open", type in "REGEDIT"
    Click the "OK" button

    Double-Click the folder "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
    Click on the following plus signs in sequence"
    +SOFTWARE
    +Garmin
    +MapSource
    +Products

    Click on the folder named "6", and then in the right window pane, double-click the "Loc" registry key.

    "D:\East" is displayed

    Change that to read as:
    C:\Garmin\Topo\East

    Click the "OK" button


    Click on the folder named "7", and then in the right window pane, double-click the "Loc" registry key.

    "D:\West" is displayed

    Change that to read as:
    C:\Garmin\Topo\West

    Click the "OK" button


    Click on the folder named "8", and then in the right window pane, double-click the "Loc" registry key.

    "D:\Hawaii" is displayed

    Change that to read as:
    C:\Garmin\Topo\Hawaii

    Click the "OK" button


    Click on the folder named "9", and then in the right window pane, double-click the "Loc" registry key.

    "D:\Alaska" is displayed

    Change that to read as:
    C:\Garmin\Topo\Alaska

    Click the "OK" button

    Close the Registry Editor window

    Open MapSource

    Your Topo maps should now open without the CDs!!!

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    Woot! Thanks!

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    Wow!

    I just copied the West CD that I use to the computer hard drive, changed to that directory, and ran install from there.
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    yup thanks a bunch thats exactly what i was looking for

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