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Old 10-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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I've just successfully installed Nero 6 and also successfully been able to burn a DVD so the $5 I spent at ebay for a more current version of Nero was wasted...'-}}

I had browsed around online and everything I read said that Nero 6 would not work on Win7/64bit and there is even a Win 7 warning about how this software is incompatible with Windows 7 when you try to do the install but I chose "run program" anyway. I had set the install exe to WinXP/SP3 compatibility mode and also set "Run as Admin"--I did the same thing (after the same dire warnings) on the Nero 6 update patch. The install completed normally on both the software and the update patch.

I only burn data CDs and DVDs so I set my shortcut to the "nero.exe" in the "Nero" subfolder--I had chosen to install from the "Nero6Ultra" subfolder on the Nero software CD--and set that exe to WinXP/SP3 compatibility mode along with "Run as Admin". Created a shortcut in the Nero subfolder for the exe and then dragged it to my desktop (the compatibility settings and run as admin copy over).

Burned a test DVD of my Windows 7 drivers and utilities and the burn completed normally and I could open the DVD on my old WinXP system. As I opened the software to do the burn, I got that same dire warning message that the software is not compatibile with Windows 7 but again, chose "Run Program"--I could shut the warning off but I'm not sure if it a global shutoff and I always want to be able to choose what to do.

Soooo...at this point, I've installed WordPerfect 8, Photoshop 7 and Nero 6 and all appear--so far at least--to work just fine if I choose to run them in WinXP compatibility mode and "Run as Admin"...

Take that! Windows 7, Corel and Nero...'-}}

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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If all you want to do is burn data and don't need Nero's bloat, have a look at ImgBurn.
Brilliant bit of share/freeware, works fine under Win7, including 64-bit.

The only gripe I have with it is that the author doesn't see the need for a COPY DISC function, on the theory that he already provides the ability to make a disk image file and to burn media from same.

Sure, but that's a PITA. It means the wetware has to tend a process that the computer could automate (well, could if the PC has at least a CD/DVD reader and a a separate writer; my old one did)

   
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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steve: If all you want to do is burn data and don't need Nero's bloat, have a look at ImgBurn.
I did and was overwhelmed after looking at the documentation--took me forever to find out how to just do a plain ol' data burn--and that's when I decided to see if Nero 6 would work since I know its interface well and since it did, I don't need ImgBurn but I will keep the notes I took on it if I need it in the future...

I've decided I want to try using the virtual WinXP. I know there are other virtual programs out there but I'm going to try Microsoft's version under the (probably laughable, hysterical giggle inducing) idea that it will work ok but I need to do more reading about it and I may have questions that I hope you may be able to answer but I'll start a new thread about it.

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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>> I did and was overwhelmed after looking at the documentation--took me forever to find out how to just do a plain ol' data burn

Documentation? DOCUMENTATION??? We don't need no steenking DOCUMENTATION!

I started it, clicked "Write files/folders to disk", dragged the stuff I wanted to write into the Source window and told it to go.

Turn the speakers down first, else it's little happynoise at the end of a successful burn will make you spill your coffee in your lap.

   
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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steve: Documentation? DOCUMENTATION??? We don't need no steenking DOCUMENTATION!
LOL!!! I like to know how the software works before I download and/or use it...'-}}

In case you ever want to peruse it: ImgBurn documentation


>>Turn the speakers down first, else it's little happynoise at the end of a successful burn will make you spill your coffee in your lap.

LOL! Probably not for me...'-}}

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Old 10-28-2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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Ah. The documentation. Yeah. Well.

This is really all you need to know. The screen shot pretty much says it all:

http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?s...37&#entry66437

I'll generally download stuff like this on the recommendation of online friends whose opinion I trust (and whose taste in software is a good match for mine; I actually do trust some of the people who love Windows 8 ... with my wallet, perhaps, but not with my computer and what's installed on it).

>>Turn the speakers down first, else it's little happynoise at the end of a successful burn will make you spill your coffee in your lap.

>> LOL! Probably not for me...'-}}

Ah, right. You're a tea-drinker. ;-)))

But if you see the neighbors sharpening pitchforks and lighting up torches while you're in the midst of a major DVD burning extravaganza, consider changing the "I'm done" sound. It does let you pick your own sound. Which reminds me ... gotta go change mine to something from Monty Python.

   
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:18 PM   #7
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steve: I actually do trust some of the people who love Windows 8
ROFL!!! It will be interesting to see Win8 play out...my personal take is that while I understand (at least some of) Microsoft's reasoning, I do think they've made a big mistake in thinking anyone with a desktop system is going to want this piece of cra...uhn...software...'-}}

Thanks for that link...if I'd seen that I might have gone to ImgBurn--I may well move in that direction if i find that that Nero 6 is problematic...


>>Ah, right. You're a tea-drinker. ;-)))

That's it! '-}}

Actually, it is sort of funny...whenever my sister (the one who lives next door) is over here and we are doing something on my system she knows to stand back, move to the other room, put her fingers in here ears when I open something like WinCim because, for her, it's wwwwaaayyyyy too loud and for me, I can just hear it...'-}}

I have spent the day working on my old laptop--use it as a backup system--getting my HP2200D set up and tested just in case I find that Virtual WinXP doesn't do the trick for Quicken4 and WinCim. The XP drivers installed quite nicely and I had no problems printing on my 4x6 cardstock so I have a reasonable alternate solution and...it would get me to fire up the laptop at least once a month to run Quicken4 for my checks...'-}}

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