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Drag-to-disc And Upgrading Firmware On Dvd Burner

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I just added a Sony DRU-510A burner to my Dell Dim 8400 because the existing DL burner (Philips DVD8631) is starting to get a little flaky.

 

Meantime I’d like to update the firmware in the Sony, and of COURSE I’m going to pay attention to their instructions before flashing. I realize this is a bit OT but bear with me.

 

One of the instructions is to “uninstall any packet writing software, such as [DLA], [DirectCD], [b's CLiP] etc, from the PC”

 

All I have is Roxio EMC 8, with drag-to-disc. I assume that qualifies as "packet writing software"?

 

I didn't see any way to just uninstall drag-to-disc, so it looks like I’d have to uninstall the entire suite just to get rid of D2D.

 

Does that sound right?

 

Many TIA for your help.

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I just added a Sony DRU-510A burner to my Dell Dim 8400 because the existing DL burner (Philips DVD8631) is starting to get a little flaky.

 

Meantime I’d like to update the firmware in the Sony, and of COURSE I’m going to pay attention to their instructions before flashing. I realize this is a bit OT but bear with me.

 

One of the instructions is to “uninstall any packet writing software, such as [DLA], [DirectCD], [b's CLiP] etc, from the PC”

 

All I have is Roxio EMC 8, with drag-to-disc. I assume that qualifies as "packet writing software"?

 

I didn't see any way to just uninstall drag-to-disc, so it looks like I’d have to uninstall the entire suite just to get rid of D2D.

 

Does that sound right?

 

Many TIA for your help.

 

Absolutely not! If you have Drag to Disc running at start-up, just go to Start/Run, and type msconfig in the box, and click OK. Now, when the next screen shows up, click on Startup, and uncheck the Drag to Disc box, and reboot. Once the computer reboots, put a check in the box in the lower left screen that pops up, so that screen does not come up, each time that you boot your comptuer.

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Absolutely not! If you have Drag to Disc running at start-up, just go to Start/Run, and type msconfig in the box, and click OK. Now, when the next screen shows up, click on Startup, and uncheck the Drag to Disc box, and reboot. Once the computer reboots, put a check in the box in the lower left screen that pops up, so that screen does not come up, each time that you boot your comptuer.

 

Thanks Bruce - I was hoping there was an easier way. I'll try it your way and I'm sure it will work out fine.

 

BTW, I noticed your sig, and I don't get enough chances to thank veterans for their service to our country. So thank you! What you did for our country will never be forgotten!

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Thanks Bruce - I was hoping there was an easier way. I'll try it your way and I'm sure it will work out fine.

 

BTW, I noticed your sig, and I don't get enough chances to thank veterans for their service to our country. So thank you! What you did for our country will never be forgotten!

 

Thank you for the thanks.

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