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woodstramp

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Missing link to older Mapsource version
« on: October 23, 2011, 05:04:22 PM »
Got  a new computer...Successfully downloaded Basecamp and installed it.
Problem came when I downloaded the version of Mapsource from the link in the tutorial on how to install maps if your GPS didn't come with Mapsource..  Tried to run the downloaded version (6.16.3).   During the install, got a warning that "no previous version of mapsource could be found".   Install aborted. 

I seem to recall a link here that would allow you to download an older version of MS to avoid this problem.   Can't find it.  Memory tells me it was a 2.XX version.  I can't find a copy of the .exe for that old version on my old computer.

Also, I have never used Basecamp....do I even need Mapsource now?  I have a really old Garmin Legend.....can BC be used with it? Thanks.

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Re: Missing link to older Mapsource version
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 05:46:12 PM »
You don't need MapSource with BaseCamp.  However once you install and open BaseCamp you should be able to install MapSource and it shouldn't give you that error.
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Re: Missing link to older Mapsource version
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 05:51:41 PM »
MapSource has gone the way of the dodo. RIP MapSource.

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Re: Missing link to older Mapsource version
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 07:00:15 PM »
Well, Oz...took your advice.....the booger just installed right up.  never would have thought that would work.  Thanks.

Ingrid,  MS may be a do-do, but I like the old bird.  :)

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Re: Missing link to older Mapsource version
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 07:06:34 PM »
FWIW, it wouldn't matter what version of Mapsource you tried. They will all give you that same error if the installer doesn't find any Garmin products on your computer. But installing Basecamp qualifies as a "product", as you just learned.  :)

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Re: Missing link to older Mapsource version
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 09:07:53 PM »
Ingrid,  MS may be a do-do, but I like the old bird.  :)
As well you should. I love my 'ol Kaypro, still running just fine.