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My 7 year old Sony Vaio recently crashed. That computer featured Sony's "Giga Pocket" which allowed for the capture of VHS video. I now have an HP 500Z which is considered an "elite" computer by HP. As elite as it may be, there is no way to capture vhs. I have seen various VHS to digital USB transfer devices, but most seem to generate complaints from purchasers regarding the video quality of the capture.

 

I had thought such a device that I had received from Roxio a while back (Dazzle from Avid)would do the trick. I think this was supplied with EMC 9 several years ago. Apparently, however this device is not compatible with Windows 7. I also seem to recall that I was supposed to get such a device included with my order when I purchased Creator 2010 Pro, but I never did, and did not care much at the time since I did not need it.

 

So my question is how do I go about capturing VHS? I see Roxio has a VHS to DVD product that includes USB capturing hardware. Is that my solution? My objective is to capture my VHS videos and edit them in Creator 10 as opposed to simply transferring them to DVD. Does "VHS to DVD" allow for this? Put another way, could I simply use the supplied capture hardware to capture the vhs in Creator 10 and work with it there?

 

Thanks in advance.

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My 7 year old Sony Vaio recently crashed. That computer featured Sony's "Giga Pocket" which allowed for the capture of VHS video. I now have an HP 500Z which is considered an "elite" computer by HP. As elite as it may be, there is no way to capture vhs. I have seen various VHS to digital USB transfer devices, but most seem to generate complaints from purchasers regarding the video quality of the capture.

 

I had thought such a device that I had received from Roxio a while back (Dazzle from Avid)would do the trick. I think this was supplied with EMC 9 several years ago. Apparently, however this device is not compatible with Windows 7. I also seem to recall that I was supposed to get such a device included with my order when I purchased Creator 2010 Pro, but I never did, and did not care much at the time since I did not need it.

 

So my question is how do I go about capturing VHS? I see Roxio has a VHS to DVD product that includes USB capturing hardware. Is that my solution? My objective is to capture my VHS videos and edit them in Creator 10 as opposed to simply transferring them to DVD. Does "VHS to DVD" allow for this? Put another way, could I simply use the supplied capture hardware to capture the vhs in Creator 10 and work with it there?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

There is no Creator 10!

 

This can be used with Creator 2010 to do what you want.

 

http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/device/overview.html

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There is no Creator 10!

 

This can be used with Creator 2010 to do what you want.

 

http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/device/overview.html

 

Thanks, that should solve the problem. Now I have a new problem. Just tried to install Creator 2010 Pro on my new computer and I get the following error message;

 

"Setup has determined that your configuration does not support any of the included products."

 

What's with that?

 

My computer is an HPE-500z, AMD Athlon X4 640 quad core (3.0 GHz)1.5 TB hard drive. Any ideas?

Thanks

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Thanks, that should solve the problem. Now I have a new problem. Just tried to install Creator 2010 Pro on my new computer and I get the following error message;

 

"Setup has determined that your configuration does not support any of the included products."

 

What's with that?

 

My computer is an HPE-500z, AMD Athlon X4 640 quad core (3.0 GHz)1.5 TB hard drive. Any ideas?

Thanks

 

Have a read, here:

 

http://kb.roxio.com/search.aspx?URL=/content/000239CR&PARAMS=set-locale=en

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Thanks Bruce, I think my problem might lie in this area somewhere, but I am somewhat confused as to what to do. The link you provided, as it pertains to Windows 7 says to right click on the setup package and choose "properties." So here is a dumb question. What is the "setup package?" FYI, the first time I tried to install the program it ran to a point and then "failed." Now if I try to install it looks as if it is about to run and then after about 2 seconds the error message pops up. In any event nothing responds to a right click. Am I missing something regarding the "setup package?"

 

I appreciate your help.

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Thanks Bruce, I think my problem might lie in this area somewhere, but I am somewhat confused as to what to do. The link you provided, as it pertains to Windows 7 says to right click on the setup package and choose "properties." So here is a dumb question. What is the "setup package?" FYI, the first time I tried to install the program it ran to a point and then "failed." Now if I try to install it looks as if it is about to run and then after about 2 seconds the error message pops up. In any event nothing responds to a right click. Am I missing something regarding the "setup package?"

 

I appreciate your help.

 

The setup package is the C2010 install program:rolleyes:

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Try right clicking the setup.exe file, and then Properties.

 

I am lost. The first attempt to install ran to a point before it failed.

 

Here is what happens now if I try again to install Creator 2010. First I get a box giving me the option to run setup.exe

 

After clicking that option I get the box asking if I want to let the following program make changes to my computer. I click "yes."

 

The next box says "Please wait while setup loads. This could take a few minutes."

 

After 2-3 seconds the error message appears saying "setup has determined that your configuration does not support....."

 

That is it. At no point does a right click have any effect. I had no trouble installing on my old Sony Vaio, and after I was unable to install on my HP, I tried to install on another Windows 7 Compaq computer that I have. That install was successful. But that is not the computer that I want to use for my video activities. It is far less powerful than the HP. So if I could only figure out what you guys are asking me to do, I would love to try and do it, but I am not being given any opportunity to "right click on the setup package and choose properties."

 

What am I missing?

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I am lost. The first attempt to install ran to a point before it failed.

 

Here is what happens now if I try again to install Creator 2010. First I get a box giving me the option to run setup.exe

 

After clicking that option I get the box asking if I want to let the following program make changes to my computer. I click "yes."

 

The next box says "Please wait while setup loads. This could take a few minutes."

 

After 2-3 seconds the error message appears saying "setup has determined that your configuration does not support....."

 

That is it. At no point does a right click have any effect. I had no trouble installing on my old Sony Vaio, and after I was unable to install on my HP, I tried to install on another Windows 7 Compaq computer that I have. That install was successful. But that is not the computer that I want to use for my video activities. It is far less powerful than the HP. So if I could only figure out what you guys are asking me to do, I would love to try and do it, but I am not being given any opportunity to "right click on the setup package and choose properties." What am I missing?

 

 

You have to go to find the file on your hard drive, and right click on the setup.exe file there. You then install it, after following the instructions in the link, previously posted.

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You have to go to find the file on your hard drive, and right click on the setup.exe file there. You then install it, after following the instructions in the link, previously posted.

 

I appreciate the help Bruce, but I am still having trouble.

 

First I Clicked on computer/OS©/swsetup/properties. The tabs were "General/Sharing/Security/Previous Versions/Customize.

 

Next I tried Computer/OS©/Windows/Setup/properties. The tabs there were the same as above. There was nothing remotely resembling "compatibility" at either of those places. Nor did the individual tabs I have mentioned have any options that had anything to do with compatibility. Now I am really confused.

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