Nero 6.x Run on Win7?

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Neil Turkenkopf

Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10 with
no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
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Six Underground

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.
Although I own a copy of 6.6, I have never tried to install it under
Win 7. All of the posts I have read lead me to believe that it is NOT
compatible with it.

I'm not sure what your friend is trying to do with it, but I replaced
it with ImgBurn, which has been doing an excellent job for me ever
since.

www.imgburn.com

Enjoy the day.

6U
 
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Bob I

From Nero Support Knowledge Base

"Unfortunately, Nero 5 and Nero 6 do not support Windows Vista. "

Since Vista preceded Win 7, I doubt they added support for win 7
 
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..winston

Nero 6.6 and 7 can be installed but not all features will function on Win7.
It should be run in XP compatible mode for best results.

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....winston
msft mvp


"Neil Turkenkopf" wrote in message
Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10 with
no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
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Steve Hayes

Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10 with
no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.
Perhaps he should try using the built-in DVD burning functions of Windows 7,
and only if he finds tha that doesn't meet his needs, start looking for
third-party software.

In my experience Nero has less functionality than the built in Windows one,
and when you install it, it disables the Windows one, and you can't get it
back, even if you uninstall Nero.
 
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Neil Turkenkopf

"Six Underground" wrote in message

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.
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Thanks 6U, I'll pass your comments along!

Neil ¦¬D
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Neil Turkenkopf

"Bob I" wrote in message ..........

Thanks Bob, makes sense!

Neil ¦¬D
 
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Neil Turkenkopf

"..winston" wrote in message news:[email protected]

Thanks Winston, that's good info!

Neil ¦¬D
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"Neil Turkenkopf" wrote in message
Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10 with
no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
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Neil Turkenkopf

"Steve Hayes" wrote in message

Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10 with
no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.
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Thanks Steve, that's disturbing but appreciated! <g>

Neil ¦¬D
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Good Guy

Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then
like to update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10
with no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
It should install alright and it should also work OK but your friend
would be better off using free burners like ultraISO or imgBurner
because they have better features than your ancient Nero version.

What does your friend use these burners for? I thought they are
completely waste of space because flash drives are mush more robust and
secure than DVD/CDs.

For odd jobs Windows built in utility works but frankly speaking, you
don't need Nero or Roxio these days.

Good luck.
 
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Six Underground

What does your friend use these burners for? I thought they are
completely waste of space because flash drives are mush more robust and
secure than DVD/CDs.
How do you define secure? Are you referring to the encryption
software that's installed on them at the factory? A good encryption
scheme can be applied to either media type. I'm not sure I'd trust the
scheme that's supplied with the flash drives.

Flash drives have also failed on me, and without any warning
whatsoever. Dye-based CDs/DVDs may fade after a few years, but that
issue has been addressed in the case of M-Discs.

I'm staying with optical media for my valued archives.

Regards,

6U
 
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GreyCloud

Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows
7 Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like
to update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10
with no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
My HP has Power2Go. Ask him why he can't use that?
It comes with the HPs.
 
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..winston

Neil,
It's important to note, as others have mentioned..just because it can be installed and function but not necessarily with all
features...there are better alternatives that are compatible with Windows 7.


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....winston
msft mvp


"Neil Turkenkopf" wrote in message
"..winston" wrote in message news:[email protected]

Thanks Winston, that's good info!

Neil ¦¬D
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"Neil Turkenkopf" wrote in message
Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10 with
no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Steve said:
Perhaps he should try using the built-in DVD burning functions of
Windows 7, and only if he finds tha that doesn't meet his needs,
start looking for third-party software.

In my experience Nero has less functionality than the built in
Windows one, and when you install it, it disables the Windows one,
and you can't get it back, even if you uninstall Nero.
As Neil says, that is disturbing, but I bet there is a way to restore
the Windows burner. I'm not going to install Nero to try it, but Windows
DVD Maker is a feature that can be turned on or off. I would try
re-enabling it, first.
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Crash

"The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
~ Winston Churchill ~
 
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s|b

Nero 6.6 and 7 can be installed but not all features will function on Win7.
It should be run in XP compatible mode for best results.
I've got Nero 7 Essentials installed on Win7 HP x64 SP1 (all updates)
and all functions work. (I realize this is not the same as "full" Nero
7...)
 
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Neil Turkenkopf

"..winston" wrote in message news:[email protected]

Thanks Winston, you and I know this, but
talking to him sometimes is like talking to a bag of doorknobs. <g>

Neil ¦¬D
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"Neil Turkenkopf" wrote in message
"..winston" wrote in message news:[email protected]

Thanks Winston, that's good info!

Neil ¦¬D
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"Neil Turkenkopf" wrote in message
Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like to
update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10 with
no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
--
 
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Neil Turkenkopf

"Good Guy" wrote in message
Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows 7
Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like
to update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10
with no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
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Thanks, Good Guy!
I agree with you and all the others who replied,
but he's still stuck in a "WinXP frame of mind"
even though he's using a newer Win7 PC.

Neil ¦¬D
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Neil Turkenkopf

"GreyCloud" wrote in message

Hi folks!

I have a friend who just recently got a new HP PC. It's running Windows
7 Home Premium 64 bit with 6 GB RAM.
He wants to install an ancient version of Nero (6.0) and would then like
to update it to its max version 6.6.

I can't really find any definite answers on Nero's website re the old
version, just constant suggestions to Upgrade to v12.
Does anyone here know if this will work properly? I personally use v10
with no problems, it's the older v6 that I'm not sure of.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
Neil ¦¬D
...............
Thanks, GreyCloud!

I was not aware of this, so I will try to find out!

Neil ¦¬D
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Neil Turkenkopf

"s|b" wrote in message
My HP has Power2Go. Ask him why he can't use that?
It comes with the HPs.
Thanks for the suggestions!

Neil ¦¬D
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