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Hello Roxio,

 

I have Easy Media Creator 8. I just purchased and installed Vista x64. All of my data is backed up using your Media Creator 8 and won't work in Vista. Is there anyway I can upgrade to 9 without paying full retail as I have version 8 which you refuse to support for Vista?

 

Thank you

 

This is a user forum. You need to email Roxio.

 

They are now sellin Roxio Creator 2009. If you're looking for a copy of EMC 9, you can probably find one pretty cheap online.

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Just out of curiosity: did MS give you a free or heavily discounted upgrade to Vista 64 as an 'upgrade' to XP or did you have to pay full price for it?

 

You decided to change your OS - so now you expect to be provided with free upgrades to all your apps?

 

 

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Just out of curiosity: did MS give you a free or heavily discounted upgrade to Vista 64 as an 'upgrade' to XP or did you have to pay full price for it?

 

You decided to change your OS - so now you expect to be provided with free upgrades to all your apps?

 

Yes, as a matter of fact, I did decide to change my OS. And yes, as a matter of fact, you can buy Vista as an upgrade which is discounted over the retail version.

 

I never mentioned ever receiving anything from Roxio for free. I asked if there was a way to upgrade to 9 from 8 without having to purchase full retail.

 

Thanks for you help. You really contributed in a positive fashion.

 

 

I do not know of any way to write something in V8 that is not totally usable in Vista?

 

The OS should be able to read or run anything you got!

 

So what doesn't work?

 

When I go to install Roxio in Vista, it just won't allow me to retrieve my data backup CDs that I made when I was using XP.

 

Fortunately, I have another PC running XP on my home network. I'll just restore on there and drag across to my new PC.

 

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The term 'backup' is confusingly applied to two different things: making a copy of one's created data like .doc's and .jpg's; and an emergency-restore method for the entire system. There is additional confusion from the fact that some people assume that if floppy discs needed to be formatted, therefore so do CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and/or that you use RW like a floppy.

 

If the idea is to transfer data from one computer to any other computer with no time limit (ok, CD-Rs can fail but it takes a long time), use a Sessions-based program like Creator Classic or the WinXP built-in burning, and CD-R.

 

If it is just to transfer something when the original is safely on the originating computer, it is also possible to use Packet-Writing (formatted discs) IF the receiving machine has something that can read them (WinXP has it built-in, which makes it a bit easier). RW media is ok for this (RW media's best use is for testing things - if it doesn't work, you can erase the disc and try again; if it works, burn to R media and erase the RW disc for re-use). Flash drives (aka Pen / Thumb / Keychain / Jump drives) are better choices, or an External Hard Drive.

 

If you used something like Back Up My PC, it needs to have the program installed on the other end - and since EMC 8 won't work with Vista, you encounter the problems of incompatible software.

 

The problem can be pretty-well eliminated if you use R media and a Sessions-based program.

 

Lynn

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