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Author Topic: changing from 32 bit pc to 64 bit with windows 8  (Read 13557 times)

subsailor343

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changing from 32 bit pc to 64 bit with windows 8
« on: November 08, 2012, 03:50:35 PM »
Is there going to be a problem if I just move my 32 bit maps to my new laptop which is 64 bit? Also it will have the new Windows 8.

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Re: changing from 32 bit pc to 64 bit with windows 8
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 04:55:30 PM »
There have been some installer-related issues with a few GPSFileDepot maps under Windows 7 64 bit. However, if you just move working map files from your old computer to your new computer, I don't think those will affect you. Use the backup/restore feature of this program to move the maps - you can't simply copy the files because registry entries are involved. http://www.javawa.nl/gmtk_en.html

The software developers on Garmin's support forum have said that Basecamp and even Mapsource are compatible with Windows 8. I can't confirm, because I don't have a Win 8 machine.  :)

 

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