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Windows 7: Nero 8 not working

30 Sep 2010   #1

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Nero 8 not working

Hi,
I have just uninstalled Nero 8 from Win 7 HE 64 bit, it keeps freezing up and I have to switch off by holding down power button!!

Is there any suggestions?
Is there any free stuff out there I can use to back up / clone of DVDs?

Thanks


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30 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I would personally recommend BurnAware - Free Burning Software and DVD Copy Software

The full version is not free but it's a pretty good alternative to Nero. Here's the comparison of versions: BurnAware versions

Speaking of alternatives, you can also check this awesome website for useful links

Nero Burning Rom alternatives and similar software - AlternativeTo.net
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30 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonesnewton View Post
Hi,
I have just uninstalled Nero 8 from Win 7 HE 64 bit, it keeps freezing up and I have to switch off by holding down power button!!

Is there any suggestions?
Is there any free stuff out there I can use to back up / clone of DVDs?

Thanks
This isn't really an answer, but I've been using Nero 8.3.13.0 under Windows 7 Home Premium X64 without any problem. It's sort of a waste, because I only have the burning software installed, but it works OK.
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01 Oct 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Have you considered using Windows DVD Maker?
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01 Oct 2010   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
While not answering your question I think this shows what happens when what was an excellent and almost "THE Standard" for CD / DVD burning product just gets too bloated and over feature full with all sorts of stuff that isn't any good.

The last really good release of NERO was release 6 but with VISTA and Windows 7 one had to reluctantly upgrade to NERO 7 - much more bloated than NERO 6 but still semi passable.

From then on it's gone rapidly downhill and I'll be surprised if it DOES survive for very much longer. Almost everyone I know never uses NERO any more.

(Any buddying Software developers -- if you design a product concentrate on its CORE strengths and be VERY careful each time you think of adding "new features".
Ensure new features are really that and ENHANCE the functionality of the CORE product otherwise invariably this will lead to overbloat and your product will just wither away).

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post

This isn't really an answer, but I've been using Nero 8.3.13.0 under Windows 7 Home Premium X64 without any problem. It's sort of a waste, because I only have the burning software installed, but it works OK.
The OP asked: "Is there any free stuff out there I can use to back up / clone of DVDs?"

so how is not my post not an answer? *sigh*
There is a FREE version of the program which has everything he asked for, but I intentionally said that if he needs something more and didn't mention, the full version isn't free... The free version is free to use forever.
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01 Oct 2010   #7

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post

This isn't really an answer, but I've been using Nero 8.3.13.0 under Windows 7 Home Premium X64 without any problem. It's sort of a waste, because I only have the burning software installed, but it works OK.
The OP asked: "Is there any free stuff out there I can use to back up / clone of DVDs?"

so how is not my post not an answer? *sigh*
There is a FREE version of the program which has everything he asked for, but I intentionally said that if he needs something more and didn't mention, the full version isn't free... The free version is free to use forever.
Hi Gornot and everyone,

Gornot, what is the FREE version you talked about?

I dont copy DVDs very often as you can see, I just want to make a copy of a copy of some classic DVDs I have, I lost the originals, so dont want the copies to get destroyed and end up with nothing.

Copy a DVD under 4.5GB to another DVD?

Thanks in advance.
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01 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonesnewton View Post
Hi,
I have just uninstalled Nero 8 from Win 7 HE 64 bit, it keeps freezing up and I have to switch off by holding down power button!!

Is there any suggestions?
Is there any free stuff out there I can use to back up / clone of DVDs?

Thanks
version 8 is known to be buggy, upgrade to version 9

Quote:
Nero 8 has not been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be Compatible with Windows® 7
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01 Oct 2010   #9

Acer Aspire 5738Z Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Have you considered using Windows DVD Maker?
Hi
I have downloaded and got to ZIP files, extracted them but dont see any EXE file or simular?
Any advice with this?
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01 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The Windows DVD maker is integrated into Windows 7
You can find it in "all programs" on the start menu

By the way, using a free version of BurnAware you can't, in fact, copy one disk to another, but you can make an ISO image and store it on your HDD, or an external device and save yourself the bother of taking care of multiple copies of a single DVD.

It might not be exactly what you're looking for, but in the long run, my preference is to have ISO images that I can mount to a virtual drive instead of stacking tons of physical copies; and it's worth it.
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