Here's my problem in a nutshell. When I want to burn to a DVD I get the following message...
"There is a problem activating this feature. We are unable to access the internet. Please make sure your internete connection is active and that you have adjusted your firewall settings to allow Photoshow Deluxe to access the internet, then try again. For more information click here ___."
That link directs me to Roxio and recommends I buy their product and has these words...
About DVD Burning
If you have previously burned a DVD in your Nero PhotoShow Deluxe software, you will be able to continue using this feature. However, if you have not previously burned a DVD, or are installing the software on a new computer or onto a new copy of Windows on the same computer, the DVD burning feature cannot be activated. In this case, we recommend using the Roxio PhotoShow 5 software. PhotoShow Premium users can choose to download PhotoShow 5 by following the instructions in the article How to re-download PhotoShow Desktop Software.
I paid extra to get a back-up copy of Nero Photoshow Deluxe ver. 5 along with all the extras. I originally had this program working on an older PC. That PC no longer exists. I re-installed this program on a new PC running Windows 7.
My problem is I don't understand why I can't simply burn a DVD like I had done successfully when I first got this program. If I am not using either Nero's or Roxio web service, then why is there this need to reactivate the DVD burning feature (which evidentally is no longer an option) when I am already a registered user of the software? I guess I'm just a little angry that I can no longer use a software I paid for because Nero has decided that I can't even though I paid my registration fee and even though they no longer support that product. I have old MS Office 2000 disks that work just fine on any computer and I don't think MS supports Office 2000.
It seems to me that Nero acted without good faith when they negotiated this deal with Roxio because if I want to continue using a PhotoShow product, I need to shell out some more money so it's a WIN for Nero and a WIN for Roxio but a LOSE for the consumer. If I have this all wrong, please help me understand it correctly anyone who is closer to this situation than I am.