I purchased a downloaded copy of EMC 10 when it was first launched a year ago (Fall 2007). I purchased it directly off the Roxio web site. It worked great on Vista 32 bit with no issues that I discovered while using it. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for this program and Vista 64 bit.
Recently, I went through the long process of reformatting my hard drive and I am now running Vista 64 bit. I took it for granted that EMC 10 would work. Stupid me, I guess. Anyhow, this is just some feedback for the rest of you who might be running EMC 10 with the thoughts of reformatting and going with X64 Vista.
After installing X64 Vista and loading EMC 10, I noticed error messages on a daily basis. This led me into the event viewer where I saw the following information in the error logs:
Event 1060, Application Popup and then under the general tab it states "\SystemRoot\Sys\Wow64\Drivers\Aspi32.SYS has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software provider for complete compatibility." (Note-while it doesn't specifically say Roxio-the problem was traced back to Roxio).
Event 7026 and then under the general tab it states, "The following boot-start or system start driver(s) failed to load: RXFilter
This second error code and "RXFilter" is well known for being related to Roxio. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any known fix. Because the Roxio suite is so large and gets embedded in the registry (among other places), I played it safe and wiped out my hard drive for a second time!. Thankfully, I had a ghost image of X64 Vista with some bare bones programs saved on it to get me started again with the long process of loading programs (minus Roxio EMC 10!).
I can report now that since I have removed EMC 10, there are no more error codes 1060 or 7026 in the event viewer. So I have reached the conclusion that EMC 10 is not fully compatible with X64Vista. Perhaps, the retail version might be since Roxio offered some type of patch to retail buyers only as posted on this web site. However, I was never afforded the opportunity to try to update my initial version of EMC 10 so I suppose I will never know if the patch to EMC 10 (for retail buyers only) offered any types of solutions in this regard.
What I can say is the following. Now that the industry trend is rapidly migrating over to X64Vista, it is to be hoped the latest version of Roxio is FULLY compatible with X64 Vista!! I just wanted to share my experience with other users of EMC 10 to warn them about what they might be up against should they decide to install X64Vista with EMC10. I don't have the money right now to purchase Roxio 2009 and even if I did, I would want to be looking for more documentation about its compatibility with the X64Vista OS.
Anyhow, this was my experience after upgrading to X64 Vista and how EMC 10 created a lot of extra time and effort to get the my new OS stable. I hope in some way my experience may help others with similar circumstances.