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Windows 7: Alternative to Nero


14 Aug 2012   #1

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
Alternative to Nero

Good day to all,I'm looking for an alternative to Nero.My granddaughter is home from university and has a lot of data on cd & dvd disc which belong to the uni now she would like to make copies of these discs,We went to use Nero last night and only grief she had with it I know nero is okay but been a bit of a pain lately.
So to the point looking for an alternative to Nero so she can put one disc in one tray and a blank in another tray and a direct copy.Running windows 7.
Any help here please if there is a free on available that would be good but willing to buy one if its going to be good.
Thanks

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14 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The most commonly recommended app on this forum is probably Imgburn, a free download.

It will burn pretty much any kind of disk you care to make---data, music, duplicates of existing disks, etc.

Imgburn.com

As with any burning app, try to use high quality blank discs and a modest burning speed, say 8x or 12x.

Taiyo Yuden is most often recommended as the best disk manufacturer. They are not typically found in stores, but easily had on-line. A bit more expensive, but less prone to issues.
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14 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi.Been using Imgburn,But could not see how to copy disc > disc.Am I missing something ??.I use the CDXPro.
http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
good luck.
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14 Aug 2012   #4

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The guide on how to copy a disk with Imgburn is found in the forums at imgburn.com.

It's a 2 step operation: read, then write:

How to copy a disc using ImgBurn - Guides - ImgBurn Support Forum
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14 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks,That's where I went wrong I did'nt realise it was a two step method.
many thanks.
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14 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trendy View Post
Good day to all,I'm looking for an alternative to Nero.My granddaughter is home from university and has a lot of data on cd & dvd disc which belong to the uni now she would like to make copies of these discs,We went to use Nero last night and only grief she had with it I know nero is okay but been a bit of a pain lately.
So to the point looking for an alternative to Nero so she can put one disc in one tray and a blank in another tray and a direct copy.Running windows 7.
Any help here please if there is a free on available that would be good but willing to buy one if its going to be good.
Thanks
If you want a simple easy-to-use burner then try CDBurnerXP. http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

It should suit your purpose of copying disks on the fly admirably.

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14 Aug 2012   #7

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thanks I'll give that a go
many thanks.
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14 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have Nero and don't have any problems with it. I started using Nero about 5 years ago after giving up on buggy Roxio. I primarily use the Nero BurningROM program and mostly audio discs, but I also do CD and DVD data discs.

I have Imgburn and CDBurnerXP installed as I have clients that use these. Both do the job.

I do not us RW media, it can be iffy. I use ink jet printable Taiyo Yuden CD-R's exclusively for audio CD's and burn at 8X. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell forums and we found Memorex discs to be the ones with the most problems.
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14 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use ImgBurn and Windows 7 built in burn with no problems. You mentioned these things you are trying to copy belong to the university. They might be wright protected. Not for copying.
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14 Aug 2012   #10

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Well thanks all I gave the ''CDBurnerXP'' a run and it worked well for what I wanted.
Many thanks all once again.
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