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#1 OsloBiz

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:01 PM

Anyone tried using Creator 6 with Windows 7? Curious if it will work due to Windows 7 having that "Program Compatibility" option.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:13 PM

Haven't tried it but I think you won't be happy.  Even if you can get it installed, it's extremely doubtful any of it will work.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:17 PM

Check this thread - no guarantees tho

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=61307
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:09 PM

Thanks for that! (I think....lol...)  IF one is hooked on Creator 6.....what can one do? Other than keep an archaic system running XP without upgrading whatsoever...which then can cause problems. (sigh) Why do they (Roxio/Windows) do this to us??

So...what are the best upgrades from Creator 6? The biggest complaint thus far with the latest version of Roxio (10 I think) ... other than having to retrain one's mind around everything that they got used to....is the label creator totally sucks.

Suggestions & comments would be awesome! Comments on what you all upgraded to from Creator 6...and/or if there is a stand-alone label creator that one can use instead of Roxio 10?

Thanks again everyone!

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:22 PM

Version 10 is two years old, and out of support [Legacy]

The latest version is Creator 2010, which would have been EMC 12 if they hadn't stuffed up the naming system.

Early versions of Label Creator still run in the later Operating Systems. I have version 5.3.5 LC running in Windows 7, and someone was trying the Label Creator from version 6 a week or so ago. I haven't heard a result back on that one yet.


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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (Brendon @ Feb 2 2010, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Version 10 is two years old, and out of support [Legacy]

The latest version is Creator 2010, which would have been EMC 12 if they hadn't stuffed up the naming system.

Early versions of Label Creator still run in the later Operating Systems. I have version 5.3.5 LC running in Windows 7, and someone was trying the Label Creator from version 6 a week or so ago. I haven't heard a result back on that one yet.


Sorry about that, Brendon....was being lazy with just saying "10"...and did mean 2010. wink.gif Ok...with what you said...tell me would it be possible to install Creator 2010 ... and then install Creator 6's Label Creator....can this be done..or would the system balk and say, "WT??? You can't do this!!" (lol)

IF I can utilize Creator 6's label creator...then using Creator 2010 is not such a bad thing..and can even get that installed on Vista. BUT...if it's all going to make me pull my hair out...I might just be better off to use Creator 2010 and find some other label creator that fits the need, eh?

Again..why oh why do they upgrade us like this! (lol) Kind of like when MS went from an awesome office 2003 to totally screwing it up with 2007. Nice features and all...but where the heck are the common tasks and such that I used to use?? (sigh) Ok .. off my soapbox. biggrin.gif

Thanks for the help! Truly appreciate it!!

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (OsloBiz @ Feb 3 2010, 02:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry about that, Brendon....was being lazy with just saying "10"...and did mean 2010. wink.gif Ok...with what you said...tell me would it be possible to install Creator 2010 ... and then install Creator 6's Label Creator....can this be done..or would the system balk and say, "WT??? You can't do this!!" (lol)

Creator 2009 would have been EMC 11, except they changed their naming system after EMC 10. This has thrown everyone into confusion because if you just say "10" it looks like you are talking about EMC 10. - This is just explaining the problem, not hitting you over the head with it. smile.gif

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IF I can utilize Creator 6's label creator...then using Creator 2010 is not such a bad thing..and can even get that installed on Vista. BUT...if it's all going to make me pull my hair out...I might just be better off to use Creator 2010 and find some other label creator that fits the need, eh?


I've done it with Label Creator 5 in Windows 7 with Creator 2010, but I haven't tried it with Label Creator 6 yet. I have to go out in a few minutes, but I could try that when I come back in about 4 hours if that would help you decide what can be done.

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Again..why oh why do they upgrade us like this! (lol) Kind of like when MS went from an awesome office 2003 to totally screwing it up with 2007. Nice features and all...but where the heck are the common tasks and such that I used to use?? (sigh) Ok .. off my soapbox. biggrin.gif


I think there are two types of customer - the one who wants the latest and fastest one with the bright lights and speed stripes and wants it NOW, and the one like you and me who is happy to have something familiar which does what we want and keeps on doing it without fuss. Unfortunately the first type of customer is the one who always buys the latest version and keeps the company's cashflow moving so you and I get swept along in the wake as he passes. That's modern commerce.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE (Brendon @ Feb 3 2010, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've done it with Label Creator 5 in Windows 7 with Creator 2010, but I haven't tried it with Label Creator 6 yet. I have to go out in a few minutes, but I could try that when I come back in about 4 hours if that would help you decide what can be done.


That'd be awesome if you didn't mind! It would help greatly as looking at possibly gettin' a laptop which seems to really only come with Windows 7 now. If I knew it'd work fairly well...would probably bite the bullet and go with Creator 2010 and the old 6 label creator.

QUOTE (Brendon @ Feb 3 2010, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think there are two types of customer - the one who wants the latest and fastest one with the bright lights and speed stripes and wants it NOW, and the one like you and me who is happy to have something familiar which does what we want and keeps on doing it without fuss. Unfortunately the first type of customer is the one who always buys the latest version and keeps the company's cashflow moving so you and I get swept along in the wake as he passes. That's modern commerce.


Bingo.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:19 PM

Hi Oz,

BAD NEWS, I'm afraid. sad.gif

The version 6 of CDLABEL.EXE won't run in Windows 7, and yet the version 5 runs happily. I can't explain this, except Sonic/Roxio must have changed something between versions which has effectively scuppered efforts to make it run in Win 7.

The executable appears briefly as a process in Windows Task Manager, and then within a second it drops out of memory and disappears.

I have tried all of Windows 7's compatibility modes, but to no avail. It won't run for me.

I'm sorry about this, but at least we've found out it won't work before you spent extra money on it.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:53 AM

QUOTE (Brendon @ Feb 3 2010, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Oz,

BAD NEWS, I'm afraid. sad.gif


Bummer for sure....but awesome that yes, I didn't waste the money trying things out! Thanks for your effort into this, Brendon! Now...onward to finding a good label creator. wink.gif

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:15 AM

Can't help you there, sorry. I use the one which comes with my Epson R230.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:38 AM

Tried installing Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 on windows 7 and it was a disaster. It crashed my computer and recovery was scary. I would upgrade to 10 but the cost can't be justified and the reviews on Amazon are vastly bad because it uses too much memory. Not sure about using v.9, does not claim to be compatible with windows 7, but windows 7 can make adjustments.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE (dagnabbit @ Mar 23 2010, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tried installing Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 on windows 7 and it was a disaster. It crashed my computer and recovery was scary. I would upgrade to 10 but the cost can't be justified and the reviews on Amazon are vastly bad because it uses too much memory. Not sure about using v.9, does not claim to be compatible with windows 7, but windows 7 can make adjustments.


The only version that is compatible with Windows 7 is Roxio Creator 2010.
If by "upgrade to 10 " you mean EMC 10 (3 years old) then that is not compatible. I have no idea what you (or posters on Amazon) mean by "it uses too much memory". Some people have installed v9 (more then 3 years old) on W7 but discovered quickly that it works only for a short time.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:31 AM

I agree, Creator 6 was the best version ever. anyone know if a comparable version for windows 7 that works the same with the same features? Please?

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:29 PM

I don't think you'll find a Roxio version which works properly under Windows 7 and yet is very close to version 6.

The current version is v.16, and there have been a lot of changes made over the past 10 years. Not all of them wise or useful.
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