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Upgrading From Roxio 9

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Roxio 9 was not working so I uninstalled. Now I can't reinstall. I have the key I used in the past; it says this is invalid. I found two other keys in my account on the web site. Neither of of these work.

 

Since it's a very old version, I don't mind paying for the upgrade, but will this work if I don't have the old one installed? I hate to pay $99 for the latest version since I don't have any need for all the new features, but I will bite the bullet for the $69 upgrade if it will work.

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Roxio "upgrades" do not require you to have an old version installed.

 

You buy the regular latest version of the software, but on proof of purchase of an earlier version you are offered a discounted lower "upgrade price" for your purchase.

 

Software "updates" such as hotfixes or service packs for particular versions of software, do require you to have the software installed, but they are free.

 

The Report button below a forum post is there to alert moderators to a post that seriously breaches forum rules, and to get the writer into trouble. It is not to be used to comment on whether or not you intend to follow advice people have given. Comments such as those you made should be posted here in the forum, not as a Report to Moderator.

 

Thank you for your compliance.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Thanks for the information and the advice on the second matter.

I should have asked this before buying, but at least I can ask before installing: Is this new version backward compatible with Roxio 9 data files? That is, will it burn saved .gi images and audio projects (.ROXIO)? What about older .rcl files? Thanks

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Is this new version backward compatible with Roxio 9 data files?

 

What is the "this new version" that you're asking about?

By "Roxio 9" do you mean Easy Media Creator 9 ?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Yes, but I always think of it as Roxio since that's the name of the folder and the name it had when I had an early version, maybe 15 years now.

Thanks

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The real question is, what is the actual name of your old (current) version, and the new version you have (or plan to have?)?

 

You mentioned Roxio 9, is the real name, Easy Media Creator 9? (From your description, it sounds like this one.) Or is it, Roxio Creator 2009? (A newer, though still old version.)

 

And do you have a newer version than that? What is its full name? Or are you looking to buy the newest version, Creator NXT3?

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The old one was uninstalled and can't be re-installed, but the installation program is RoxioEMCSuitev9.0_efisd_R03

 

Almost certainly not 2009 because the date of the file is December 2006.

 

The upgrade that I have already purchased is CreatorNXT3_Part1_Setup and CreatorNXT3_Part2_Content

 

I looked at the version of the old one when I was trying to get help with it and it was 9. something.

 

Thanks

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Is this new version backward compatible with Roxio 9 data files? That is, will it burn saved .gi images and audio projects (.ROXIO)? What about older .rcl files? Thanks

 

Creator NXT 3 will burn EMC 9's .GI files through the Data > Burn Image to Disc menu item

 

Creator NXT 3's Create Audio CDs menu item will load and use EMC 9's .Roxio project files, so long as the source audio files are still present and on the same path as they were in your EMC 9 system [the .Roxio file saves the full path and filename]

 

Creator NXT 3 cannot handle your old .RCL files because they're Creator Classic save files, and Roxio attacked Creator NXT with a large pair of shears and cut off Creator Classic. [booo! Very bad move! :( ]

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Thanks Brendon, that gives me the information I need, and I appreciate your patience squeezing the information you needed out of me. .RCL incompatibility is not a problem since I only have 12 or so of those files, and probably will never need them. Also I still have EMC 9 on a laptop and a little-used desktop. Again, my thanks for your expertise and quick replies.

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Glad to help. It wasn't as quick as I would have liked it - I went and installed EMC 9 so I could be 100 % certain. :)

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