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Moving from old OEM Ver5 SL to using Ver 8 w/DL Burner


BJB100

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I have been using an old version of Roxio that came with my PC and works with my Single layer DVD burner.

 

I am moving to a dual layer burner that includes Roxio Ver8 software.

 

My question is this. I plan to keep both burners in my system. Should I uninstall the old Roxio software first and then install 8? Or should I install 8 without uninstalling 5?

 

My goal would be of course that the software works with my new burner...but I would also like to be able to burn with my old SL burner also. And I know that old software works very well with it.

 

Should 8 allow me to choose between the burners and support both??

 

Thanks,

BJBBJB

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Thanks for your help. I don't want to run either packet writing program so I will dredge up where to stop the old Direct CD applet from even running before I install the new version. When doing some research I actually saw that Roxio agrees with you RE them running together.

 

Only other challenge I have is I am putting the new burner on an IDE Primary and my old burner on an IDE secondary channel....and I have 2 SATA hard drives, one on each SATA channel. I've got to make sure that the bios and windows does not see my new burner on the primary IDE as drive D and mess up my registry at the first bootup (I am sure some things are pointing to D: (SATA channel 2)right now).

 

I know I can always change the letters in XP admin but I need to do a little more research on letter assignment.

 

Thanks again,

BJBBJB

 

I'm running a pair of sata hard drives and 3 optical drives (1 sata and 2 ide) in my tower.

You can straighten out drive letter assignments whenever - or you can control how they are assigned by adding the drives in the order you want them lettered.

connect 2 hard drives - and boot - they should be c & d.

shut down.

add the optical you want to be e - boot - etc.

 

I just installed everything and changed the letters to what I wanted afterward.

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What OS are you running?

 

Sorry, didn't fill out my profile yet. Running XP pro.

 

I do not use Direct CD or Drag to Disc so I will probably do a custom install and not install that.

 

Running both would probably be ideal if they behave.

 

BJBBJB

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I don't know if this will work with an OEM version, but the normal procedure for ECD5 on CP SP2 is this

 

Install the program - DO NOT REBOOT at the prompt

 

Download and install the updates

 

Download and install the drivers

 

Then reboot

 

Check this post for further details

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my $.02 . . .

EMC8 runs just fine alongside ECDC5 under WinXP.

Do not try to install multiple packet writing software programs - they do not play nicely together.

If you are not using DirectCD in ECDC5, I suggest you not start now - nor start using DragtoDisc..

 

I just received my drive/software and see it includes Roxio Easy Media Creator SEVEN!!!

 

Now I read in posts that version 7 (or at least portions?) is not compatible with IE7 and the "fix" I saw in the KB was to uninstal IE7???

 

I certainly don't want to do that...I just want the basic burner software, not all the video editing stuff I won't use anyway.

 

So do I need to upgrade to 8 or 9 to even use this with XPSP2 and IE7???

 

BJBBJB

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I have been using an old version of Roxio that came with my PC and works with my Single layer DVD burner.

 

I am moving to a dual layer burner that includes Roxio Ver8 software.

 

My question is this. I plan to keep both burners in my system. Should I uninstall the old Roxio software first and then install 8? Or should I install 8 without uninstalling 5?

 

My goal would be of course that the software works with my new burner...but I would also like to be able to burn with my old SL burner also. And I know that old software works very well with it.

 

Should 8 allow me to choose between the burners and support both??

 

Thanks,

BJBBJB

 

my $.02 . . .

EMC8 runs just fine alongside ECDC5 under WinXP.

Do not try to install multiple packet writing software programs - they do not play nicely together.

If you are not using DirectCD in ECDC5, I suggest you not start now - nor start using DragtoDisc..

If DirectCD is installed on your system, I believe the EMC8 install process will give you a message to choose one or the other or neither - but not both.

EMC8 should see and use both your burners just fine, since it supports burners based on their firmware and not programmer created driver tables. You may want to look into any available firmware updates for your burners, however to get the best results.

If the oem supplied EMC8 does not recognize your older burner, please come back and tell us, including the exact make and model number of the burner it refuses to see.

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It should.I think you should be able to run both versions at the same time.Try installing V8 and see what happens.The only problem could be having DirectCD and Drag to Disc working at the same time.

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my $.02 . . .

EMC8 runs just fine alongside ECDC5 under WinXP.

 

Thanks for your help. I don't want to run either packet writing program so I will dredge up where to stop the old Direct CD applet from even running before I install the new version. When doing some research I actually saw that Roxio agrees with you RE them running together.

 

Only other challenge I have is I am putting the new burner on an IDE Primary and my old burner on an IDE secondary channel....and I have 2 SATA hard drives, one on each SATA channel. I've got to make sure that the bios and windows does not see my new burner on the primary IDE as drive D and mess up my registry at the first bootup (I am sure some things are pointing to D: (SATA channel 2)right now).

 

I know I can always change the letters in XP admin but I need to do a little more research on letter assignment.

 

Thanks again,

BJBBJB

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