GPS How-to page

How-to put a security label on your GPS

This can still be done on the eTrex 10/20/30 models
(Not documented by Garmin)
These instructions assume Windows 7 is being used


1   Start by connecting your Garmin to your computer via its USB cable.

2   Then display the disk drive list for your computer.

3   Click to display the Garmin drive.

4   Click to enter the Garmin folder.

5   Open the file startup text with Notepad or any other text editor. Type in your own details - along the lines of the example below, including the number of seconds you want your message to be displayed.

6   Save the file with its original name.

Job done!   The GPS unit will now display the owner's details during the start-up sequence.