Jump to content
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Tucker

Uninstalling Backup My PC 6

Question

When I installed EMC 7/7.5, Backup MyPC 6.0 was installed automatically. Because of all the projects I now have on my system that are dependent on 7.5 VideoWave and MyDVD, EMC 7.5 has to stay on my system. Migrating them to EMC 9 would just be too time consuming. I plan to build my new projects on EMC 9.

 

When I install EMC 9, the install process recognizes that BUMP 6 is installed and offers to uninstall it for me. It really doesn't, and as a result the EMC 9 install process fails to install BUMP 7.

 

I've tried to "Modify" the 7.5 install via the Control Panel and remove BUMP 6, but that is not an option that is offered. Based on what I read in this forum, it seems the only way to get rid of BUMP 6 is to perform surgery on the Windows registry and manually delete Roxio and Sonic entries and other folders on the drives. Unfortunately, I'd like to keep EMC 7 intact, so the registry surgery is troubling.

 

Isn't there an easier and better way to do this???? :) Seems like until I get rid of BUMP 6 on my system, I can't get to BUMP 7, and I'd really like to get to BUMP 7 level. Roxio seems to have figured out how to deal with the EMC 7.5 level of D2D OK when EMC 9 installs the newer level of D2D. Too bad they didn't do it for BUMP.

 

Bill Hallahan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I think that you would be alright if you compleyely uninstalled EMC 9 (note there are several related entries in add/remove), then deleted just the folders and registry entries related to Backup My PC, then reinstall EMC 9. Since BUMP 9 did not get installed, the folders and registry entries related to Backup MyPC would all relate to the older one, and those are the things that cause EMC 9 not to install BackupMyPC.

 

That should leave the rest of EMC 7.5 intact.

 

That's what worked for me when I had the same problem (from the EMC 8 Backup My PC remnants leftover after I'd uninstalled that). For details see my post number 6 in http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=9611

 

Noe that EMC9 installs BAckup MyPC in C:\Program Files\Roxio\Backup MyPC, rather than under \Sonic which is where previous versions were.

Edited by jeanrosenfeld

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Thanks, I'll try that approach. Searching the registry for entries containing Backup MyPC or BUMP_60 and deleting them (after uninstalling EMC 9) sounds simple enough. I guess I should verify that there are no BUMP_70 entries there as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Success!

 

I now have EMC 7.5, without Backup MyPC 6, coexisting with EMC 9 and Backup MyPC 7 on my system.

 

I found many suggestions in different posts on this forum, so I thought I'd summarize the steps I took so it's all in one place.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Uninstall EMC 9, EMV 9 Content, Drag to Disc, and Xingtone Ringtone Maker from Windows via the Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel.

 

Deleted the following cookies from C:\documents and settings\username\cookies

username@activation.roxio[1].txt

username@www.roxio[1].txt

username@registration.roxio[1].txt

username@www.sonic[2].txt

 

Removed the registration entries for all the products (DMV 3.5 and Roxio Easy Media Creator 9) in the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sonic\Registration.

 

Removed all the registry entries for Backup MyPC, BUMP_6 and BUMP_7.

 

Removed all references to Backup MyPC from the Roxio and Sonic folders in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users, and username.

 

Removed all references to Backup MyPC from the Roxio and Sonic folders in the Program Files folders on C: and the drive I use to store application programs.

 

Reboot, turn off anti-virus and run EMC 9 install, followed by a reboot and install of the EMC9 Content CD.

 

Depending on your system, you may or may not find Backup MyPC references in all the places mentioned above, but I checked all the locations anyway. I only hope this documentation may be of help to someone else if they find themselves in a similar situation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

The only way it worked for me was to uninstall both EMC 9 and EMC 7.5. I then went through getting rid of everything Roxio and Sonic, on my computer, rebooting and installing EMC 9 first.

 

After I got everything up and running with EMC 9, I installed EMC 7.5. Both now coexist with BUMP 7 showing up. Although I don't use BUMP at all, I decided that I needed to find a way to make it work. What was suggested earlier in this thread, did not work.

 

Computers differ, and they all have their idiosyncrasies. What works for one may not work for all. I offer my fix as an alternative if the good solution that Tucker posted, doesn't work for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Bruce,

 

I like your approach better. The only thing I would have to be careful about is deleting some EMC 7.5 folders that contain the info about the content of the .dmsm files of VideoWave. I am not sure where all the information is kept. I was burned recently when I uninstalled EMC and deleted all the program file and docs & settings folders associated with it. When I reinstalled, and opened my .dmsm project files (I keep my project file in a separate subdirectory of My Documents), several of the pointers to media files, overlays, etc. were "broken" and it took several hours to rebuild the projects.

 

I delete Roxio stuff with much more caution these days. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Bruce,

 

I like your approach better. The only thing I would have to be careful about is deleting some EMC 7.5 folders that contain the info about the content of the .dmsm files of VideoWave. I am not sure where all the information is kept. I was burned recently when I uninstalled EMC and deleted all the program file and docs & settings folders associated with it. When I reinstalled, and opened my .dmsm project files (I keep my project file in a separate subdirectory of My Documents), several of the pointers to media files, overlays, etc. were "broken" and it took several hours to rebuild the projects.

 

I delete Roxio stuff with much more caution these days. :)

 

I store all of my .dmsm files on a different partiton. Actually, the folder I made, Roxio Productions, is on another hard drive in my computer. If I delete all Roxio program folders etc., my productions are left unscathed, as long as I did not move any of the content (photos and video) in those productions.

Edited by grandpabruce

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I have slightly different problem.

During installation of EMC9. I pick custom install and choose not to install Backup My PC. However, after the reboot, I found it is actually installed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
I have slightly different problem.

During installation of EMC9. I pick custom install and choose not to install Backup My PC. However, after the reboot, I found it is actually installed.

 

I didn't remember having the option to not install it, but it was probably there. Why it would install it, if you chose not to, is strange. Can you actually click on it and open it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×