+colo.kid Posted January 7, 2014 Share Posted January 7, 2014 I am a newbie and thought I was fairly computer savvy until I tried getting into Geocaching. At this point I am way beyond frustrated. This is what I have for hardware-- ---Garmin GPSMAPS s ---Laptop with Windows 8 Over time I have downloaded the following software trying to find something that will work-- ---Basecamp ---Mapquest ---QUO V2 When I use GC.com to select caches and then try to DOWNLOAD I either get "Install Conversion" software to download (which does not seem to download properly and thus this process seems to fail), or I can a message that an "application is not available". I suspect I am doing something really stupid or missing a key ingredient in the process. From seeing YouTube videos, etc. I thought it would be easy to download files to my PC, then open them with Mapquest, and then upload them to the Garmin. Is that the correct process and why can't I download the files to my PC? The other issue is it appears I have no topo or basemap in either the above software or my Garmin. How do I get (free) maps installed easily and on to both the PC and Garmin? Thanks for any help. I look forward to getting involved in GCing but this startup seems so complex and awkward (or I am REALLY as stupid or incompetent as my wife says I am) Quote Link to comment
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