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Differences in EMC 9 and Creator 2009

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My banker finally loosened the purse strings and I have a new Dell computer on the way. I am presently using EMC 9 and love the program but do have some problems with the program crashing just when I have forgotten to Save the file for an hour. I have had problems with EMC 9 on occasion but have lived with those problems as I am intimidated by the Clean Uninstall directions as maybe being beyond my capability especially those directions related to the Registry. I don't do any camcorder movies. Most of my movies are still pictures with occasional video clips.

 

My question about Creator 2009. Is this program a one button Add/Remove program or does on have all the problems associated with uninstalling and reinstalling EMC 9?

 

 

 

The specs for my new machine are as follows.

 

Dell Inspiron 530:

Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q9400

 

Operating System:

Genuine Windows XP Pro

 

Memory:

4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 4DIMMs 4GB84 1 [311-7245] 3

 

Hard Drives:

640GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™ 640S 1 [341-7291] 8

 

Optical Drive:

16X DVD+/-RW Drive 16DVDRW 1 [313-5270][420-8152][420-9164] 16

 

Monitor:

20 inch S2009WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Monitor S2009W 1 [320-7844] 5

 

Video Cards:

Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 IV 1 [320-5878] 6

 

Sound Cards:

Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio IS 1 [313-2758] 17

 

Floppy Drive and Media Reader:

3.5in Floppy Drive FD 1 [341-4743] 10

 

Modem:

56K PCI Data Fax Modem DFAX 1 [313-4593] 14

 

 

 

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Running C2009 Ultimate, you should have 3 Roxio entries in the Control Panel. Creator Ultimate, the Content and the Roxio update manager. At least that's what shows in my XP Pro control panel for C2009.

Haven't checked Dell lately but I guess they are still selling systems with XP????

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Darn ! You didn't splurge for a video card?

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Running C2009 Ultimate, you should have 3 Roxio entries in the Control Panel. Creator Ultimate, the Content and the Roxio update manager. At least that's what shows in my XP Pro control panel for C2009.

Haven't checked Dell lately but I guess they are still selling systems with XP????

Yep, Dell sells Vista desktops with downgrade to XP. It is in the Small and Medium Business section.

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My question about Creator 2009. Is this program a one button Add/Remove program or does on have all the problems associated with uninstalling and reinstalling EMC 9?

 

Creator 2009 has an even more complex "Clean install" proceedure than EMC 9 has. The suite is more complex than EMC 9 so installing and uninstalling are more complex.

 

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Creator 2009 has an even more complex "Clean install" proceedure than EMC 9 has. The suite is more complex than EMC 9 so installing and uninstalling are more complex.

 

 

Thank you all for your comments. Brendon answered my question. I was thinking about upgrading to get away from the problems associated with uninstalling EMC 9. EMC 9 does a good job of doing all of the things I want to do so I think I will stay with EMC 9.

 

Dell does still sell XP on some select Home computers. The one I ordered has what is called the Vista Bonus OS. The computer comes with XP installed but Dell also furnishes the upgrade disc to Vista for an additional $20 bucks.What is also interesting with Dell is that if one clicks on the Business tab on the Dell website that most of the computers offered there have XP on them. When talking to them on the Home portion of their business they do not tell you about all of the computers in the Business side of the company. It's almost like they are two separate companies operating in competition with one another.

 

My son also ordered a new laptop at the same time as I did. He could not combine his purchase with mine as his was ordered from the Business tab. Most of the laptops have XP but the Home sales people don't tell you that.

 

Sknis. My computer does have a video card coming with it. I only itemized the muscle items. I'm not big into those fancy games.

 

 

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Dell was one of the few OEMs to resist Microsoft's efforts to push Vista onto customers who wanted to stay with XP, and I think the pressure from Dell was a strong factor in Microsoft relenting and allowing XP support to live longer.

 

That was a ray of light in amongst the all the other strange things that Dell does :)

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Sknis. My computer does have a video card coming with it. I only itemized the muscle items. I'm not big into those fancy games.

That is good because the 530 with XP will not run Creator 2009 without a video card!

 

Works in Vista but not in XP???

 

I am curious, what card? And did they upgrade the power supply?

 

Yep, Dell sells Vista desktops with downgrade to XP. It is in the Small and Medium Business section.

Home and Office too!

 

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Jim,

 

The video card coming with my machine is:

Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 IV 1 [320-5878] 6

 

Sknis also asked me about the video card. Is this one not any good? There were some other cards offered at additional cost. Unfortunately my banker didn't loosen the purse strings as much as I would have liked.

 

As for the power supply. I guess I am geting whatever Dell offers as the default unit.

 

Hope it all works.

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Integrated means that the video is part of the motherboard and not an added card. While onboard video has gotten much better, those who do relatively intensive video work, prefer a dedicated video card.

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Jim,

 

The video card coming with my machine is:

Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 IV 1 [320-5878] 6

 

Sknis also asked me about the video card. Is this one not any good? There were some other cards offered at additional cost. Unfortunately my banker didn't loosen the purse strings as much as I would have liked.

 

As for the power supply. I guess I am geting whatever Dell offers as the default unit.

 

Hope it all works.

If it doesn’t, you will know why…

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