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Important This article contains information about how to change the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you change it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and change the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
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Error message description

When you try to use Microsoft Streets & Trips or MapPoint, you may receive an error message that resembles the following message:
Construction information for routes could not be downloaded. Try downloading new construction information again later

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.

Fix it for me (for Streets & Trips 2008 only)

To resolve this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.

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Fix this problem
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Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

To check whether this resolved the problem, go to the "Did this resolve the problem" section.

Let me fix it myself

Important This article contains information about how to change the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you change it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and change the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Download and run the ST08 ConstructionPatch.reg file to add the missing value.

Visit the following Microsoft Web site to download and run the ST08 ConstructionPatch.reg file:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/d/b/bdbb2d58-bd40-4cd9-968f-5555e3d20625/ST08_ConstructionPatch.reg

Method 2: Manually edit the Windows Registry to add the missing value.

  1. If you are running Windows XP or an earlier version, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

    If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click Regedit in the Programs list.
  2. Locate and then click the following subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Automap\15.0\USA
  3. On the Edit menu, click New, and then String Value.
  4. Replace New Value with ConstructionFileSite.

    Note Be aware that there are no spaces in ConstructionFileSite.
  5. Double-click ConstructionFileSite, and then type the following as the Value data:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129215
  6. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.
To check whether this resolved the problem, go to the "Did this resolve the problem" section.

Did this resolve the problem?

Check whether the problem is resolved. If the problem is resolved, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not resolved, you can contact support.

Streets & Trips 2009 and MapPoint 2009: Edit the registry

Warning Serious problems might occur if you change the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require you to reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be resolved. Change the registry at your own risk.
  1. If you are running Windows XP or an earlier version of Windows, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

    If you are running Windows Vista, click Start
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    , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click Regedit in the Programs list.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    Streets and Trips
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Automap\16.0\USA


    Mappoint
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Mappoint\16.0\USA
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.
  4. Replace "New Value" with ConstructionFileSite.

    Note There are no spaces in ConstructionFileSite.
  5. Double-click ConstructionFileSite, and then enter following text as the Value data:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91188&clcid=0x409
  6. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.

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Article ID: 958844 - Last Review: September 9, 2013 - Revision: 7.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Streets & Trips 2009 with GPS Locator
  • Microsoft Streets & Trips 2009
  • Microsoft MapPoint 2009 North America with GPS Locator
  • Microsoft MapPoint 2009 North America
  • Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008
  • Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008 with Connected Services
  • Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008 with GPS Locator
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