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new here so if im posting in the wrong place please advise.I have a compaq pessario w\ windows Me.the media player is 9.i know roxio is used to burn the cd's.it says its version 2.00.44 ?My CDRW Drive is a LG CD-RW 8083B .Can i Upgrade to some thing faster; with out buying something?Could i use something besides Roxio? Iv'e read various forums to no avail.You guys sure seem to know what's going on!!! Any help is appreceated. THANKS Justin

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new here so if im posting in the wrong place please advise.I have a compaq pessario w\ windows Me.the media player is 9.i know roxio is used to burn the cd's.it says its version 2.00.44 ?My CDRW Drive is a LG CD-RW 8083B .Can i Upgrade to some thing faster; with out buying something?Could i use something besides Roxio? Iv'e read various forums to no avail.You guys sure seem to know what's going on!!! Any help is appreceated. THANKS Justin

 

Try burning CDs with your WinPlayer 9. It will have disabled ECDC 4, and will disable ECCDC 5 - permantly.

 

If you are having problems with WinPlayer 9, it is a Microsoft product.

 

Lynn

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Thanks; There is no problem. Well ,except it takes forever and ever to burn the cd's even for an old system.I just hoped there was an update for it.The computer was given to me.with out the ECDC disk.And in my infinite wisdom deleted it from the system.There wasnt a "windows/roxio forum" and i thought the roxio in window me was an ECDC format. Guess not. THANKS Again; STILL SEARCHING THOUGH.

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Justin,

 

If as Lynn says, WMP9 has disabled Easy CD Creator permanENtly, what are you burning with?

 

Starting from Windows without anything else running, do you have an icon to click on when you want to burn a CD? What application or menu comes up when you click that icon?

 

Where are you getting that version number, 2.00.44, from please? How do you display the version number?

 

I don't blame you for wanting to replace that old, slow drive. I have an idea or two, but I need the answers to those questions above before I can advise further.

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there is no icon for burning.when i burn its in windows mediaplayer 9.there is a copy to cd tab. its starts to copy w\ roxio .i went into the media player throgh "my computer "and hunted down said roxio version. Thanks for all yor help guy!!!!

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Hi Justin,

 

Yes, everything's clear now thanks. I'm pretty certain you don't have a Roxio CD burning application (a separate program) on your system.

 

You're burning with Windows Media Player 9. WMP9 has a Roxio burn engine as a "plugin", and that's what you've been peeping at.

 

Okay, given that you're using WMP9, you should be able to upgrade your burner to one that's a bit faster without running into software trouble. WMP9 won't handle the newest, fastest, top-of-the-line drives but it should be able to deal with a drive model which has been around a couple of years.

 

You can use other software than Roxio's product. That's up to you. However it isn't going to make that old drive go any faster, and if you get a real new drive you're going to find that (1) old software won't recognize the drive, (2) your old computer won't be able to feed data to a new drive fast enough to run at high speed, and (3) your old computer won't have the specifications to support the newest software.

 

It's all a balancing exercise. If you can put up with slow speeds you can keep your old system. If you want real fast speeds with a new drive, you may need a new system.

 

I think that's answered the question you asked, though the answer might make you glum. If I can help with any more info or suggestions, please feel free to ask.

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new here so if im posting in the wrong place please advise.I have a compaq pessario w\ windows Me.the media player is 9.i know roxio is used to burn the cd's.it says its version 2.00.44 ?My CDRW Drive is a LG CD-RW 8083B .Can i Upgrade to some thing faster; with out buying something?Could i use something besides Roxio? Iv'e read various forums to no avail.You guys sure seem to know what's going on!!! Any help is appreceated. THANKS Justin

 

Your burner is 4x4x32 - that is, it can burn CD-Rs at 4x, can burn standard CD-RW (the kind that say 1-4x) at 4x, and play/install CDs at 32x.

 

In practice, it is unlikely to go full speed, due to the way things work. So it is not the software that is slowing you down, it is just an old, slow burner.

 

There is no way to speed it up without buying anything.

 

If your computer is capable of running WinPlayer 9, it may well be capable of using a faster burner. If so, consider getting an OLD "new" burner someplace like eBay or a recycling website or bricks-n-mortar shop. However, do your googling carefully to be sure you know how much processing power it needs, and that your computer will run it, BEFORE you buy.

 

See Brendon's post for further details.

 

Lynn

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