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Roxio 8 MC on Vista Premium


jojoand

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Hello, I wanted to report that I have been successful installing at least most of Roxio 8 Suite (not Deluxe version) on Vista.

 

((((RECENT EDIT OF THIS POST) I did have some problems with the Video Editing portion of Roxio 8, reported in the 2nd post. I also had a problem when uninstalling Roxio 8--I began getting security warnings that my antivirus was not installed and that Windows Defender was not on, even though both were working. I was able to correct the problem with a system restore, but anyone trying to run Roxio 8 on Vista should be sure to make a restore point and even better, do a system image or backup so you can recover from any problems. After the system restore I again uninstalled and had no problems with the security warnings at that time.)))

 

Because I did not want to install the Sonic backup program that Vista states is incompatible with Vista, I first created a custom install disk by copying the Roxio disk to my harddrive and then deleting the BUMP folder (installs Sonic Backup) as well as the folder containing the Drag-to-Disk program, which is also stated as being incompatible. (I found instructions for doing this on one of the Roxio forums) You supposedly could leave Drag to Disk and then just unselect it in the custom install section, but I didn't want to take any chances, as the Sonic backup program installs even if you unselect the Back Up program, which I think refers to the separate Roxio backup program. I then burned that folder to a disk, again per instructions. (CD will suffice, I think).

 

When the install box came up, I closed it and went to the root folder and right checked the setup file to access the compatibility tab. I checked to make it compatible with WinXP SP2 and also checked "run as administrator". After checking ok, I ran the setup file. I chose the custom install and then chose not to install Drag-to-Disk and any backup program that was available. I think I was given a warning about DLA being uncompatible, but since that is the DTD that I was not installing, I checked to proceed and the program installed. I then rebooted. I haven't tried everything, but most of what I have tried seems to be working. The one problem I found was that the DVDinfo Pro program did not install. I'm not sure why, as I had it on the install disk. But it might be possible to find that program as a separate install if it is needed. It's handy but not necessary to running Roxio.

 

Before I did this, I made an image of my drive so that I could recover in case of any serious problems. At the least, you should make sure you have a restore point. Roxio might not support this version in Vista, but if you can get it working and don't want to upgrade right away, this might give you a way to continue using the program. I'd only purchased it fairly recently and didn't want to spend another $70 to upgrade.

 

Good luck to anyone trying this. Every system is different so I can't guarantee it will work for everyone.

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On further testing, I have found a few problems running some of the Roxio programs in Vista with the install method I outlined. For one, Video Wave freezes when you try to change to Timeline view. I have tried running it in compatibility mode, and it still freezes. I will continue to report problems I encounter and any work arounds. If anyone else has tried installing in Vista and has this problem, could you respond so I know whether it is a local problem or something that will affect everyone? Thanks!

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On further testing, I have found a few problems running some of the Roxio programs in Vista with the install method I outlined. For one, Video Wave freezes when you try to change to Timeline view. I have tried running it in compatibility mode, and it still freezes. I will continue to report problems I encounter and any work arounds. If anyone else has tried installing in Vista and has this problem, could you respond so I know whether it is a local problem or something that will affect everyone? Thanks!

 

EMC 8 doesn't work with Vista. There have been a couple of posts from folks who claim they got it to work with Vista, so you could browse the forums and see if there was any info in the posts that may help you.

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EMC 8 doesn't work with Vista. There have been a couple of posts from folks who claim they got it to work with Vista, so you could browse the forums and see if there was any info in the posts that may help you.

 

Some of Roxio 8 does not work (especially Video Studio in timeline mode), and some does not install, but there are parts that were working correctly when I had it installed. (Sound and music portions seemed ok) However, I don't use those much so uninstalled.

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