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That's something that hadn't been clear to me while reading prior to purchasing the software. I've been lucky, the store where I bought mine had the W7 compatible version.

Does the previous "incompatible" version simply require a downloaded upgrade from Roxio's site to work?

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That's something that hadn't been clear to me while reading prior to purchasing the software. I've been lucky, the store where I bought mine had the W7 compatible version.

Does the previous "incompatible" version simply require a downloaded upgrade from Roxio's site to work?

There is NO Update!

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So we have two incompatible pieces of software with only a small logo on the box to differentiate between them. The name hasn't changed, and the version/build numbers aren't visible unless you go to the about window. Confusing.

 

No way (free or otherwise) for the owners of the previous version to upgrade to the new software if they ever upgrade their OS to Windows 7. The USB device is likely to last me through at least one more computer, is this the treatment I can expect if I move to W7's eventual successor? (On the same train of thought, how about if I switched to a Mac?)

 

Rant over.

 

Louis

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So we have two incompatible pieces of software with only a small logo on the box to differentiate between them. The name hasn't changed, and the version/build numbers aren't visible unless you go to the about window. Confusing.

 

No way (free or otherwise) for the owners of the previous version to upgrade to the new software if they ever upgrade their OS to Windows 7. The USB device is likely to last me through at least one more computer, is this the treatment I can expect if I move to W7's eventual successor? (On the same train of thought, how about if I switched to a Mac?)

 

Rant over.

 

Louis

Well that is just plain silly!

 

This happens every time MS makes a large OS upgrade. People buy the OS upgrade and then whine and complain because it made some of their existing SW obsolete and they think someone else should dump thousands of dollars into old out of production software so they can get something for free.

 

As the little Travelocity Gnome says, 'Oh grow up!' post-39730-1261175651.jpg This is a self inflicted problem! Remove Win7, nobody made you get it.

 

You think a MAC is a solution, you go right ahead :lol::D:lol:

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I'm on the receiving end of that obsolescence issue; I have to port some databases so they can keep on working with x64 systems.

So I'm well aware of the implications of upgrading an OS and I do my homework exactly to prevent these sort of things. I have the proper V2D Windows 7 compatible version.

 

The problem: In this instance, you have to go as far as reading small print to realize that there actually are two separate versions of an identically named, and almost identically packaged product. It's easy for Average Joe to miss the difference if the two boxes aren't next to each other on the store shelf.

 

USB 2.0 has been around for about nine years now. Some older USB 1.0 devices are still in use. Heck even the old serial port is still used in some specialty applications. So this is not mere software, but drivers we're talking about.

 

Drivers for devices that are going to be in use for years to come, not internal cards that aren't likely to move around much, but portable, external devices.

 

I've coded enough to know its perfectly legitimate to ask money for a new version of something. But I couldn't even buy what I'm talking about right now. The capture device and the software are bundled. There's no upgrade option on Roxio's online store to get either the V2D-W7 or V2D-Mac software, which incidentally, already exist.

 

And I'm not about to pay the "Apple tax" on anything. But my sisters swear by their Macs and it'd be nice if I could lend them my capture device, download/buy the software for it and let them capture some of their videos too.

 

Goodbye,

 

Louis

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