When trying to import old Fugawi Data Pack DVD, 64 bit app memory error; Data Packs not compatible with Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 -- Fugawi 4.5

Article GN13506, August 18, 2015

A known end-of-product-life issue: Fugawi Global Navigator 4.5 and Marine ENC 4.5 are unable to import data from the retired Fugawi Data Pack DVDs on Windows 7 and higher computers. An error mentioning "64 bit" is given but the issue is not actually related to OS bit version or memory issues.


The Fugawi Data Pack DVDs that were bundled with Fugawi 4.5 software are not required to have a full working copy of the Fugawi software itself. The data on the old retired Fugawi Data Packs is no longer supported currently licensed material and newer versions of the USA charts on the discs are freely available from other sources such as charts.noaa.gov/RNCs/RNCs.shtml. On Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 errors will be issued on the attempt to import the Fugawi Data Packs, as expected. No troubleshooting applies: this is a known issue for these end-of-life Data Pack products. Discard the Data Pack DVD discs, do not use them, dismiss any Fugawi 4.5 prompts referring to the Data Packs.

Additionally, the Fugawi Data Pack DVDs are not compatible with Fugawi Marine 5 or other Fugawi products present or future.