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    Garmin 60CSX no longer recognized by Windows 10 computer

    Rehabbing from ankle surgery, I haven't had the chance to take the GPS out for a walk in quite a while. Returning home yesterday I attempted to download a track and the computer wouldn't recognize the device. Garmin customer service had no answer other than switching to Base Camp to download to Garmin's map and format.
    I've been fortunate that when we upgraded from Win7 to Win10 eighteen months ago, our I.T. person was able to configure the computer to allow me to use Nat'l Geo maps which are a USGS duplicate.

    A friend pointed me to a link that said the 2016 Windows anniversary update made some Garmin devices no longer recognizable as Garmin devices formatted with FAT12,16 or 32 file systems are no longer recognized as mass storage devices. Garmin Express software v4.1.25 may solve the problem but Garmin Express has more up to date versions that seemingly aren't supporting the 60CSX.
    Has anyone found a work around? Doug Paul, do you have any suggestions? Thanks to Doug Paul, he found me a second 60CSX that I use as a back up so I'm reluctant to ditch the units for a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peakbagr View Post
    Rehabbing from ankle surgery, I haven't had the chance to take the GPS out for a walk in quite a while. Returning home yesterday I attempted to download a track and the computer wouldn't recognize the device. Garmin customer service had no answer other than switching to Base Camp to download to Garmin's map and format.
    I've been fortunate that when we upgraded from Win7 to Win10 eighteen months ago, our I.T. person was able to configure the computer to allow me to use Nat'l Geo maps which are a USGS duplicate.

    A friend pointed me to a link that said the 2016 Windows anniversary update made some Garmin devices no longer recognizable as Garmin devices formatted with FAT12,16 or 32 file systems are no longer recognized as mass storage devices. Garmin Express software v4.1.25 may solve the problem but Garmin Express has more up to date versions that seemingly aren't supporting the 60CSX.
    Has anyone found a work around? Doug Paul, do you have any suggestions? Thanks to Doug Paul, he found me a second 60CSX that I use as a back up so I'm reluctant to ditch the units for a new one.

    Thanks
    I had a similar problem awhile back with my GPSMap62 and it wound up being an issue with Windows trying to assign a drive letter to the installed memory card that was being used by another USB device installed on my computer. It took me awhile researching and asking questions to figure out. I popped the card out of my GPS and it recognizes fine. I'm not much of a computer guy but if I remember right you can just right click on the card for the GPS and assign a different letter to it and solve the problem that way too. Not sure if this is your problem or not but it is something to check.
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    Thank you. You popped the card out and then reinserted it? While GPS was attached to computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peakbagr View Post
    Thank you. You popped the card out and then reinserted it? While GPS was attached to computer.

    I never put the card back. I supposed it would be interesting to see what would happen if you did that. Maybe adding the card after your GPS was recognized by Windows would make it use an unassigned letter for the card and it would work. Never tried. I screwed around with mine for months so when I got it working again I didn't want to mess it up.
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    We have a great I.T. guy who sets up and customizes our computers. I just got off the phone with him. He has another client who had the identical issue. My guy tried everything and could not locate a way to get it to work. He said the only thing we could try would be to roll back the last Windows update to see if it worked. This would buy a little time for me to decide what to do. Rolled it back and the GPS is still only recognized, but not working. Unless I come up with another alternative, looks like I'll be looking for a new GPS.
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    So is that why there are so many 60csx units popping up in ebay now? I picked up a couple of them fairly cheap, as my original pair are getting well used. Garmin WebUpdater still works on the Mac for the 60csx. The Mac version of Basecamp works good too. I much prefer the 60 model over the 62 or 64 because of the much easier to clip-on/off handlebar/canoe thwart mount.
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    My original 60CSX is still going strong other than the buttons being worn white and the antenna brace broken. The back up has only been used on a handful of trips and looks like new with stiff buttons. I really dislike the Basecamp maps. When we got a new PC, moving from Win7 to Win10, Win10 no longer supported Nat'l Geo maps. My I.T. guy copied all the NG mapping data to the new HD so I'm able to run Nat'l Geo maps on Win 10. I wish Basecamp maps were as nice to use as the Nat'l Geo. Looks like some PC or Win10 users will be disappointed when then get their Ebay 60's.
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    I think the buyers will be disappointed buying those 60's if they have PCs with Windows 10.
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    Windows 10 still works with my 76CSx (both MapSource and BaseCamp) which is supposed to be the same electronics in a different package.

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    I just got off the phone with a 3rd Garmin tech to double check that a 64 is compatible. She also had a 60CSX that no longer works because of Windows updates and drivers. Your 76 could have some different internals so you might get ready. This is a painful switch I'll be losing both 60's, including the next to new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peakbagr View Post
    I just got off the phone with a 3rd Garmin tech to double check that a 64 is compatible. She also had a 60CSX that no longer works because of Windows updates and drivers. Your 76 could have some different internals so you might get ready. This is a painful switch I'll be losing both 60's, including the next to new one.
    I haven't done a Garmin update in awhile. I think I'll keep it that way. I have Windows 10 but hadn't had any problems since the memory card issue.

    On the maps, I don't like Basecamp or the Topo24k I got bundled with the unit. Never use. I do all my mapwork on CalTopo.com. Most days my GPS is just a time and distance tracker and I upload the GPX file to CalTopo to look at my hikes.
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    I have the 100k countrywide CD and the Eastern US 24k, so I can load maps to the replacement. I use the tracks overlaid on Nat'l Geo topo maps for hiking articles I write, for my guidebook, and for two other guidebooks I'm working on. Probably going with one of the 64s, either the SC or ST. Wish there was an alternative that worked for me.
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    Get a Mac
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    Or stay with Windows 7, which works great.

    Microsoft is well known for the "every other windows edition sucks" syndrome: 3.1=good, 2000=sucks, XP=good, Vista=sucks, 7=good, 10=sucks. And so it goes.

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    We kept our Win7 desktop for a 'just in case'. Our Win7 computer would lock up and crash so often it got difficult to use. OTOH, it was 6 years old and really, really, tired. Other than the PITA updates, Win10 has been great, never crashed.
    Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7 in two years.
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