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Installing 7 With 8 On Computer


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I am very unhappy with Ver. 8 to say the least. I would like to go back to Ver. 7 but when I uninstalled Ver.8 from my laptop I lost my CD drive. Luckily I was able to run a restore and get it back but I do not want to risk my desktop. Will Ver. 7 run on my computer with Ver. 8 and then how can I uninstall Ver. 8 without loosing my CD Drive?

 

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Thanks you both for the info. I will put 7 back on my computer.

 

Basically 8 works pretty good on my computer, I just miss the Audio Editor and some of the overlays that they removed. Seems like a downgrade from Ver. 7. Two of my friends that also have it have had quite a lot of problems so by putting 7 back I hope to avoid them.

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Thanks you both for the info. I will put 7 back on my computer.

 

Basically 8 works pretty good on my computer, I just miss the Audio Editor and some of the overlays that they removed. Seems like a downgrade from Ver. 7. Two of my friends that also have it have had quite a lot of problems so by putting 7 back I hope to avoid them.

 

 

Version 8 has a few nice features but for DVD creation it is definitely a step backward. I cannot make it continue on to the next video without returning to a menu. I used to have numerous templates, now I have only two (obviously so they can sell me more, though I haven't yet found where you do that). I am using Version 8 for Creator Classic since I can burn multiple copies. The slideshow creator has locked up every single time I have tried to use it (perhaps it has a limit on the number of photos, so I am using a really old version of Showtime to do what Roxio v8 cannot).

If it weren't for the really cool final screens you can create in Roxio, I wouldn't use it at all, but when I do use DVD creator or Audio editor, I am using v7 which resides on the same computer as v8 with no problems.

 

FYI my computer is intel Pentium 4 Gateway, less than a year old, with all the bells and whistles, so my computer is not the issue.

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Version 8 has a few nice features but for DVD creation it is definitely a step backward. I cannot make it continue on to the next video without returning to a menu. I used to have numerous templates, now I have only two (obviously so they can sell me more, though I haven't yet found where you do that). I am using Version 8 for Creator Classic since I can burn multiple copies. The slideshow creator has locked up every single time I have tried to use it (perhaps it has a limit on the number of photos, so I am using a really old version of Showtime to do what Roxio v8 cannot).

If it weren't for the really cool final screens you can create in Roxio, I wouldn't use it at all, but when I do use DVD creator or Audio editor, I am using v7 which resides on the same computer as v8 with no problems.

 

FYI my computer is intel Pentium 4 Gateway, less than a year old, with all the bells and whistles, so my computer is not the issue.

If you highlight the first title, then click the 'more settings' button, you can do what set the next play for whatever you want.

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Version 7&8 will run on the the same machine. Just make sure that you do not install both versions of Drag to Disc. Having two versions of a packet writer would conflict.

 

Losing drives is a WINDOWS issue that can happen with just about any CD writing application when removed. If you are having trouble with V8, please post and maybe someone can help.

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I am very unhappy with Ver. 8 to say the least. I would like to go back to Ver. 7 but when I uninstalled Ver.8 from my laptop I lost my CD drive. Luckily I was able to run a restore and get it back but I do not want to risk my desktop. Will Ver. 7 run on my computer with Ver. 8 and then how can I uninstall Ver. 8 without loosing my CD Drive?

 

Unhappy :)

Both versions can exist on the same computer with the exception of Drag to Disc. Version 8 should see if D2D has an earlier version installed and remove it but I would suggest manually removing it before installing 8 if you go from 7 to 8.

If you want to remove 8, and have had no luck the uninstall, you can try the Microsoft Cleanup Utility. Then make sure you manually remove any folders that might be left over for 8, then reinstall 7.

What problems were you having with 8 that we might be able to help you with?

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Version 8 has a few nice features but for DVD creation it is definitely a step backward. I cannot make it continue on to the next video without returning to a menu. I used to have numerous templates, now I have only two (obviously so they can sell me more, though I haven't yet found where you do that). I am using Version 8 for Creator Classic since I can burn multiple copies. The slideshow creator has locked up every single time I have tried to use it (perhaps it has a limit on the number of photos, so I am using a really old version of Showtime to do what Roxio v8 cannot).

If it weren't for the really cool final screens you can create in Roxio, I wouldn't use it at all, but when I do use DVD creator or Audio editor, I am using v7 which resides on the same computer as v8 with no problems.

 

FYI my computer is intel Pentium 4 Gateway, less than a year old, with all the bells and whistles, so my computer is not the issue.

If you are only seeing 2 themes in MyDVD, then you haven't installed the Content disc. In EMC8, the Content disc is a separate install by itself.

 

There are no limits to the number of image files that can be used in slideshow creator that I have come across. I selected over 400 the last time I was trying out something last week, altho it did take a little bit for it to finish adding that many.

 

Just because you have a new pc doesn't necessarily mean it can handle working with the newer video programs. EMC8 relies heavily on your video card and it being fully compatible with DirectX 9c. If your video is an on-board type, that could be why you are having problems. Most on-board video is not up to the video tasks of the latest products, and those few that may be, usually need the most current driver to be installed and/or more memory allocated to it.

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