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bornconfused

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I've used Roxio products for about the last five years. Kind of bummed about the bloat in the last few releases, but here I am with version 9 anyway! :D

 

I noticed in version 8 that even though I chose not to have certain modules install during custom installation, they seemed to install anyway but were crippled.

 

Today when I installed version 9, I chose not to have Backup My PC, (along with a few others), NOT install. Lo and Behold, when I loaded Roxio Central, there was Backup My PC! I clicked on it and it took me to "Registration", (still can't figure out why individual modules need to be registered), where I registered it and it appears to be working.

 

I went to Windows "Add Remove Programs", clicked on Roxio "Change", and sure enough Backup My PC was reported as not installed.

 

I have more questions, but will repost for them.

 

:huh: Guess it would have helped if I'd asked a question! :)

 

The question is, can anyone tell me what I have to do to either remove Backup My Pc, or how to install EMC 9 so that the modules I don't want loaded actually do not load?

 

This getting old stuff is not for sissies! :D

 

Appreciate your help.

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There is a certain irony between those wanting programs that do everything and then complaining about 'bloatware'… I am not lumping you into that category, just a general observation.

 

Fact of the matter is that the days of trimming code to save 1Kb of space are long gone and good riddance!

 

There are interrelationships between many programs in the Suite and often portions of one you don't want must be installed for another one to work.

 

That is probably the case here. If you browse Program Files – Sonic, I doubt you will find BUMPx.exe. The program is not installed but a few pieces of it have to be installed for use with the Easy Archive program.

 

If each program was strictly a stand alone program, the Suite would probably be 3 to 4 times the size it is now!

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There is a certain irony between those wanting programs that do everything and then complaining about 'bloatware'… I am not lumping you into that category, just a general observation.

 

Fact of the matter is that the days of trimming code to save 1Kb of space are long gone and good riddance!

 

There are interrelationships between many programs in the Suite and often portions of one you don't want must be installed for another one to work.

 

That is probably the case here. If you browse Program Files – Sonic, I doubt you will find BUMPx.exe. The program is not installed but a few pieces of it have to be installed for use with the Easy Archive program.

 

If each program was strictly a stand alone program, the Suite would probably be 3 to 4 times the size it is now!

 

 

Funny, I don't remember suggesting I wanted a program that "does everything". If I did, I would not be trying to install it without several of it's modules. The fact of the matter is that of the modules of the program that I do want, EMC is probably the best choice out there.

 

In fact I've read several of your posts throughout the forum where you state that you don't install all the modules. Are you suggesting that you think some parts of the suite are not needed/wanted/necessary?

 

I think so too.

 

I made a casual, accurate observation about the size of Roxio v. 9. That is not a blanket condemnation of EMC, any more than my use of parts of it are a blanket endorsement.

 

You are not "lumping me into that category?" Then why make the comment in your reply to my post?

 

Of course you're lumping me into that category.

 

I signed up for the forum so that I could get some help with the program. Not to have salvos fired across my bow because the language police wear their heart on their sleeve.

 

fugedaboutit.

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