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Helen D

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If the REAL question is how do I get it to work with WinXP - neither Basic nor Platinum were officially supported with SP2, altho some people did manage to it to run. Many didn't.

 

If all you want is basic Data CDs and music CDs - use the built-in WinXP burning, and WinPlayer 10.

 

Lynn

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I am new to using this site. Can anyone help me with this issue?

I evidently have a version that is "too old" I think I need to update from ver 5.3.2.35 to Creator 5 Platinum before I can upgrade to an even more recent version.

 

What makes you think that you have a version that is 'too old'? If it still works and does what you need it to do, then just keep using it.

 

If you're having trouble because Microsoft installed a 'critical update' to Internet Explorer 7, just uninstall it, and your program should work again.

 

If you want a more current version of the Roxio software, make certain that your computer meets (or exceeds) the computer SPECIFICATIONS for the program you want to buy.

 

You can ask Product Help about product features, compatibility, purchasing and upgrades. HERE

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"I don't think you were ever able to patch a basic version to Platinum with ECD5"

 

I kind of think you're right Daithi. A very long time ago I had the basic version and I had to purchase the platium version. However, after I had ECDC 5 Platium, there were several updates that came out. I looked back at some old archive update files I had for ECDC 5 Plat. and found several:

 

driveUp 5.3.5j.exe

driveUp5.3.5p.exe

driveUp5.3.5s.exe

ecdc_v5.3.5.10_plt_enu.exe

 

I have no idea of what order they came in but assume that the small letters after each would indicate which was the newest.

 

"...neither Basic nor Platinum were officially supported with SP2, altho some people did manage to it to run. Many didn't."

 

I guess I was one of the lucky ones Lynn, as I loaded my ECDC 5 platium on my computer some time ago just to see if it would run with the other EMC versions and it installed and ran fine. I didn't try all of the programs on it but what I did try ran O.K.

 

Frank...

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"I don't think you were ever able to patch a basic version to Platinum with ECD5"

 

driveUp 5.3.5j.exe

driveUp5.3.5p.exe

driveUp5.3.5s.exe

ecdc_v5.3.5.10_plt_enu.exe

 

Frank...

The 3 driveUp patches are part of a seuquence, the last one being 5.3.5v.exe, recognizing burners - at that time, burning programs had lists of burners they could use. Since then, Dynamic Drive Detection allows the software and burner to talk to each other, and it is the responsibility of the burner mfgr to deal with compatibility issues.

 

The last drive Up patch was Dec '04, so any drive subsequent to that won't be recognized. DVD-DL is also unrecognizable because it didn't exist then. The earliest program to use DVD-DL was EMC 7 with updates. And EMC 7 or 7.5 require, among other minimums, WinXP SP1 or Win2K SP4.

 

Lynn

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I am new to using this site. Can anyone help me with this issue?

I evidently have a version that is "too old" I think I need to update from ver 5.3.2.35 to Creator 5 Platinum before I can upgrade to an even more recent version.

Hello Helen,

 

To update is to go up a number within a version, e.g. from 5.3.2 to 5.3.5. This is done by using free updaters provided on the Roxio site.

 

To upgrade is to go from one version to another, e.g. from Basic to Platinum, from "Suite" to "Deluxe", or from version 5 to version 6, 7, 7.5, 8, or 9.

To upgrade you need to purchase the new version. Nothing is free.

You cannot upgrade at all by using updater files or patches.

You do not need to have earlier versions to buy new versions, although in some cases you might get a discount if you can prove you bought an earlier version.

 

I hope this clarifies things for you.

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