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Removal of Roxio 8


granny61

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I've been reading that a lot of people installing Vista are having problems with the Roxio software. I have EMC 8 Suite and have purchased EMC 9 Suite.

 

My question.....if I totally remove EMC 8 and any Roxio and Sonic registry keys will I have still have a working cd or dvd drive or will this disable my drives :) ?. I want to be able to install Vista and then install EMC 9 Suite.

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Just brought anew HP Pc with Vista Ultimate.

Won't let me install EMC 8 Suite AT ALL!! says it's incompatibale!!!

It came with Roxio 9 (basic) and that won't open my 'older' dvd movies!!

Not sure what to do right now?

Simon

Roxio has never stated that EMC8 will work with any version of Vista and that's likely why 9 came preinstalled. Still, some have found a workaround for 8 to work in Vista but at the very least, you'll need to remove Drag to Disc.

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Just brought anew HP Pc with Vista Ultimate.

Won't let me install EMC 8 Suite AT ALL!! says it's incompatibale!!!

It came with Roxio 9 (basic) and that won't open my 'older' dvd movies!!

Not sure what to do right now?

Simon

 

You could try the workaround in this thread.:

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=18261

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I've been reading that a lot of people installing Vista are having problems with the Roxio software. I have EMC 8 Suite and have purchased EMC 9 Suite.

 

My question.....if I totally remove EMC 8 and any Roxio and Sonic registry keys will I have still have a working cd or dvd drive or will this disable my drives :) ?. I want to be able to install Vista and then install EMC 9 Suite.

I believe the problem exists more for those who are installing Vista as an upgrade instead of a fresh install. I would suggest completely uninstalling all Roxio/Sonic programs, cleaning the registry of all Roxio/Sonic entries, removing the folders and cookies then update to Vista and finally, install Roxio. I don't say this from experience as I've not done it this way but this is about as clean of an install as you can get without a reformat and reinstall.

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I believe the problem exists more for those who are installing Vista as an upgrade instead of a fresh install. I would suggest completely uninstalling all Roxio/Sonic programs, cleaning the registry of all Roxio/Sonic entries, removing the folders and cookies then update to Vista and finally, install Roxio. I don't say this from experience as I've not done it this way but this is about as clean of an install as you can get without a reformat and reinstall.

 

Will I have use of the cd or dvd drive if I uninstall the Roxio program? I'm thinking I will, but I do not want to hose my drives and have to re-install Roxio so the drives will work.

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Will I have use of the cd or dvd drive if I uninstall the Roxio program? I'm thinking I will, but I do not want to hose my drives and have to re-install Roxio so the drives will work.

Your drives will be seen by Windows and should not be affected. Of course, without the proper software installed, you won't be able to do things like Videowave or MyDVD. Vista has built in a DVD program but it's simple and not very customizable.

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