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    Nero Replacement?

    Well, after stabalizing and monitoring my machine subsequent to the disabling of two Nero TSRs, I've backed up and done some catching up on software update installs, i.e. Firefox, Thunderbird, PaintDogNet and a few others. So, last night I was ready to tackle my "German Nero" problem again and I can't believe the problems I had. I went to Control Panel's Add/Remove trying to uninstall Nero and all I got was a silly little error window saying "Installation Failed." A Google yields loads of hits with people having the same problem with Nero removal, going back a long time! A number of responders recommended Nero's own removal tool (here: Download General-CleanTool.zip ). Although it too is in German, I got a failure message here as well (didn't write it down).

    I was in the process of trying to start a manual, brute force removal when I decided that being dog-tired is no time for doing this kind of work, so I went to bed instead. Well, this morning the removal tool somehow DID work (see attachment <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> ) so I guess I was too tired last night. FINALLY, pesky Nero "seems" to be clear of my computer and I don't know yet if I'm willing to try again with the more up to date version 7.7.5.1 recommended by Sinjin in a previous thread.

    So, here's my question: is there another piece of burning software that Loungers like that might not be so problematic? (i.e. why are there SO MANY hits from folks having trouble trying to REMOVE Nero?)
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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    What specifically do you want the program to do Al? I know of numerous well-regarded programs, but each is geared to something more specific than Nero e.g. backup, copy CD/DVD, make data CD...

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Never thought to say, Alan, sorry. Really MY needs are simple as I have not yet gotten into DVD work of any kind since I bought this machine a year ago. About all I ever to is burn "data" or "music" (CDA) to disks, and on rare occasion I'll copy a CD or from a downloaded program burn (expand) an ISO file to disk.

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    This may be very naive, but if your needs are simple, do you really need any extraneous software? Windows XP has built-in support for burning data CDs, and Windows Media Player lets you create audio CDs.

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    I also should have said, giving credit where credit is due, that some time ago you posted this link for freeware: eConsultant. It's been in my bookmarks ever since, and this morning I saw CDBurnerXP Pro at the top of their list of CD software. So, I'll be taking a look at a Swedish program rather than a German one... <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

    There's probably others, maybe not so free...

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    That's an excellent question, Hans. For some reason I can't even remember, I've been "nervous" about using XP's drag-n-drop to burn CDs. I don't remember whether I've heard people grousing about it or not. And you're right in that I DO use not only WMP but iTunes as well for burning CDA disks, usually to carry around in my car or whatever... I guess I've been a Nero user since before XP came along, back when Roxio was a bit problematic for many of us.

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Al, here's (quite) a few <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware offerings to plough through. Sounds like you might be on a mission!

    Pricelessware - Multimedia
    OOKO Search: cd burn

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Thank you, Sir! I'll be looking...

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    I agree with Hans. If your needs are basic then the software you already have will do everything you want simply and easily. When I work on a client's machine and they need something backed up or copied off their machine I invariably go to Windows Explorer and drag and drop the data to the CD-RW drive and then just follow the prompts. Couldn't be easier. And you've already got a system in place to burn your music CDs. I'd leave well enough alone. 'course, that's just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Windows XP will not burn DVD's, these require a third party.

    I have been using Roxio Creator 8 and it burns what I want.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Alan, the link you provided for "Pricelessware-Multimedia" is their 2004 recommendations and is not being updated.
    For the 2007 list, try the Multimedia section at http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/
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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Al
    I had trouble with both Roxio and Nero and downloaded Deepburner some time ago. I've had trouble-free CD burning ever since.

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Al,

    First off, something was/is certainly wrong if you are only seeing "German" in Nero and in the Removal Tool. That alone would disturb me to no end. Perhaps that would be a good subject for discussion in its own thread? If nothing else, if you were motivated to pursue this matter, you might want to visit this forum here where there are a couple of Nero representatives who actively participate and field questions, e.g., CCampbell: Nero (Formerly Ahead Software Forum.

    Secondly, for a really easy-to-follow tutorial on burning CD's using XP's native burning utility, see here: Burning CDs in Windows XP.

    Lastly, I have heard good things about: AShampoo Burning Studio. The one item it lacks is a packet writing utility, e.g., such as Nero InCD or Roxio Direct2Disc. But if you have no need for "RW" media, that shouldn't be a problem.

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Thanks to everyone for the tips and software leads. I don't yet know what my DVD needs might be in the future, so I'm not too sure what direction to take. Right now, I've installed the freebie I mentioned up above and I'll see how that one goes for awhile.

    Jeff: I've made a few posts more or less grousing about this Nero thing and from what I've seen in Googling around about removal problems, I'm not too inclined to bother with their forums. Here's just a few of the threads: <post:=625,439>post 625,439</post:> and <post:=626,390>post 626,390</post:> and <post:=635,660>post 635,660</post:> just to name a few.

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    Re: Nero Replacement?

    Al,

    It's your PC and you can obviously do as you like. I provided the link because at least one other person had that problem, although the language was Japanese in his case, and it was resolved. And perhaps more importantly, your question would doubtless be answered from a genuine Nero tech (aka: the source) rather than from those who mean well but who may not know the real cause nor provide a legitimate "fix". <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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