Garmin GPSMAP 96 Driver Download (Official)

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Supported Models

GPSMAP 96 Driver



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98

File Name

GPSMAP96_220.exe (1.7 MB)


2.20 (10-Aug-2004)

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Instructions for using this software

Download the appropriate self-extracting archive file for your GPSMAP96 onto your hard drive.

Unzip the files in the archive by running the downloaded executable file.

Connect your GPSMAP96 to a free USB or serial port on your PC with the correct PC interface cable.

Turn on your GPSMAP96. If you are using USB, ensure it shows USB as connected when the cable is plugged in. If you are using serial, ensure the Serial Data Format is set to 'Garmin Data Transfer' for the port you are using. You can find this setting on the 'Interface' page under the 'Setup' section of the Main Menu.

Change to the directory in which you unzipped the files, (i.e., C:\GARMIN), and run the update program, updater.exe. Select USB or the appropria

Uploaded By

Purushothaman (DG Staff Member) on 5-Feb-2006

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
036401000220.rgn 3.0 MB 4 Aug 2004
UPDATER.EXE 675.8 KB 5 Sep 2003
gpsmap96_0220.txt 3.4 KB 10 Aug 2004

How to Update GPSMAP 96 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the GPSMAP 96 driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter GPSMAP 96 into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Driver Update Utility for GPSMAP 96. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Garmin website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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