How to Download Tomtom Navigator 7 for Windows CE 5.0 Devices
Tomtom Navigator 7 is a popular navigation software that runs on Windows CE 5.0 devices, such as some GPS units, PDAs and smartphones. It offers features such as voice guidance, 3D maps, speed camera alerts, lane guidance and more. However, finding and installing Tomtom Navigator 7 for Windows CE 5.0 devices can be tricky, as it is not officially supported by Tomtom anymore. In this article, we will show you how to download Tomtom Navigator 7 for Windows CE 5.0 devices and how to install it on your device.
Step 1: Download Tomtom Navigator 7 for Windows CE 5.0
The first step is to download Tomtom Navigator 7 for Windows CE 5.0 from a reliable source. There are many websites that offer this software, but some of them may contain viruses or malware, so be careful. One of the websites that we recommend is NaviTotal.com[^1^], which is a forum dedicated to GPS navigation software and maps. You will need to register an account to access the download links.
Once you have registered, go to this thread[^1^] and look for the post by nathanpc that contains the link to Tomtom Navigator 7.910 (9185) Windows CE 6.0/5.0/4.2. This is the version that we will use for this tutorial, as it has been tested and confirmed to work on various Windows CE devices. Click on the link and download the file TomTom_PC.rar to your computer.
Step 2: Extract and Install Tomtom Navigator 7 on Your Computer
The next step is to extract and install Tomtom Navigator 7 on your computer running Windows XP. This is necessary because we will need to use a Windows CE emulator to unlock the maps and plan a route before transferring them to your device.
To extract the file TomTom_PC.rar, you will need a program such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. Right-click on the file and choose \"Extract here\" or \"Extract to TomTom_PC\". You should see a folder named TomTom_PC with several files and subfolders inside.
To install Tomtom Navigator 7 on your computer, open the folder TomTom_PC and double-click on the file setup.exe. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Step 3: Copy Maps File to Tomtom_PC Directory
The third step is to copy the maps file that you want to use on your device to the Tomtom_PC directory. The maps file should have a name like Iberia_855_2931 or USA_and_Mexico_875_3673, depending on the region that you want to navigate.
You can download the maps file from various sources, such as NaviTotal.com[^1^] or GPS Power[^3^]. Make sure that you download the maps file for Tomtom Navigator 7, not for other versions of Tomtom software.
Once you have downloaded the maps file, copy it to the folder TomTom_PC that you extracted in step 2. You should see something like this:
Step 4: Unlock Maps File with FastActivate.exe
The fourth step is to unlock the maps file with FastActivate.exe, which is a tool that generates a license file for your maps file based on your device ID.
To use FastActivate.exe, you will need to know your device ID, which is a unique code that identifies your device. To find your device ID, you will need to connect your device to your computer via USB cable and browse its contents using Windows Explorer or My Computer.
Look for a file named ttgo.bif or ttnavigator.bif in your device's root directory or in a folder named TomTom or Navigator. Open this file with Notepad or another text editor and look for a line that starts with Device aa16f39245