This is a general instruction for updating your TT.
It is dedicated to users who are inexperienced in updating their TT, but are computer literate.
I was ready to purchase new maps, but as it turned out, there was no way to get them into the device. It wouldn't connect with a Windows XP computer I tried.
I tried everything, sporadically, over the course of several months. It wouldn't connect if I reinstalled any type of software or followed any type of procedure that Tom Tom suggested. Its help pages still thought there were no versions of Windows out past Vista.
For the experienced patchers: You can decide on using a SE navcore. Easy Use Tools available here (made by TTuser): Tom Tom Open Tools & Tweaks Also have a look at the new keygen tools, referenced below.
When it comes to Tom Tom, that's a test it has failed for me with three different units, making me want to navigate elsewhere for my GPS needs.
I'll share some of my pain, and you can nod in agreement. It was the second Tom Tom I'd owned, a high-end model.
It worked perfectly fine, but the maps were out-of-date.
It was joined by a second unit for our other car, a Tom Tom 1535 Top Gear edition at the end of 2011. All was well with both units until I decided in May that I should heed the reminders that both where giving me, to update my maps. I had trouble getting either unit seen by my Mac or PC laptops.
As it turned out, the Tom Tom XL required use of Tom Tom Home software; the Tom Tom 1535 used a web-based updated.