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Old 06-11-2021, 08:33 AM
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Want to update my software on my Garmin GTX 45R. The installation manual states “ requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 “ on the laptop.
Will Windows 10 work or do I need to find a laptop with this old software?
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:06 AM
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Want to update my software on my Garmin GTX 45R. The installation manual states “ requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 “ on the laptop.
Will Windows 10 work or do I need to find a laptop with this old software?
Only Garmin dealers have access to what you need to update the transponder. I was told by several sources (including Garmin) you cannot do yourself even in an experimental.
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:32 AM
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If you make it to OSH Garmin updates for free at their tent if you take them your transponder.
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Old 06-11-2021, 10:37 AM
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I’m aware that only a Garmin dealer can do the upgrade. I was at a Garmin dealer and he couldn’t get the software to install. Wondering if he had newer software installed on his laptop.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:22 PM
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I want to update as well. Just getting a Garmin dealer to do it is a challenge. Seems they're either too busy or just don't want to be bothered. Please share your progress.
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Old 06-12-2021, 04:24 AM
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Going back to Garmin dealer next week
Send me PM and I’ll get back to you
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Old 06-12-2021, 05:25 AM
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Want to update my software on my Garmin GTX 45R. The installation manual states “ requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 “ on the laptop.
Will Windows 10 work or do I need to find a laptop with this old software?
The installation/configuration software for a GTX 45R runs fine on a Win10 laptop. Only way to go.

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Old 06-13-2021, 07:02 AM
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Could someone from Garmin confirm the use of Windows 10 software is OK ?
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:50 AM
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Could someone from Garmin explain why a software update is so complicated that only a certified Garmin dealer can do it?

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Old 06-13-2021, 07:56 AM
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I agree Carl. I wired all my systems and have updated every other piece of software. The transponder is dead simple to update but we aren't allowed to have the program to do it. I suppose it is a slippery slope problem of if we get it we will hand it over to our commercial friends but ????
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