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Old 09-30-2014, 03:34 PM
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I have a three year old Garmin 740s unit. I have never done a software update on it...before I try to download and install, would anyone recommend doing so, or not doing so? I love it and have never had any problems with it so far...I don't want to regret messing with it...Thanks for the replies!!
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There are currently 16 software updates on the 740s...starting from 2.1 and now it is at 4.2.
You can see what your current loaded version is and read thru the other updates you do not have and see if anything there is of interest to you.

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http://www8.garmin.com/support/ch.js...t=010-00835-02

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I have one that I bought in Dec of last year..how do you upgrade it? Not very computer savvy
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by duckman4548 View Post
I have one that I bought in Dec of last year..how do you upgrade it? Not very computer savvy
Go to the Garmin site:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...=4763#Instruct

Installation Instructions
Click on 'Download' and choose to save the file to your computer.
Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
Power on the device and make sure all other connected devices are powered on as well.
Insert the card into the card slot of your primary device. Select 'Update Software' in the window that automatically displays. If you do not have a primary device with a card slot, please see your dealer.
After the update completes, the chartplotter containing the SD card and all NMEA 2000 sensors will have the latest software.

Note: If you have additional chartplotters connected to NMEA 2000, you will have to independently update each chartplotter. After the update completes, insert the update card into each NMEA 2000 chartplotter.

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System requirements
IBM-compatible PC running Windows XP or later operating system and an available SD card reader.
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