Solved: WIN 7 & XP mode problem

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fenbrook2

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I just started using WIN XP Pro and I installed the XP Mode.I am trying to use Nero 8 in that mode and I keep getting one of 2 error messages. One says I need to reboot due to an earlier update...but when I reboot the problem si still the same. therwise I get a message saying I need DirectX ( or later and I have installed that. Any suggestions??
 

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Your post is confusing somewhat.
Please make clear what you want to say.
 

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I am using WIN 7 Pro. I have installed Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP mode. I am trying to install Nero 8 using that virtual PC in XP mode. When I double click on icon to install Nero I get a message saying that due to an update to another program (perhaps Win 7 update) I have to reboot before I can install Nero. When I do reboot and get past that message then I get a message saying I need to have DirectX 8 or higher. So i installed DirectX 9. When I tried to install again I rotate between the one error messgae orr the other.
Last night I gave up on trying to install Nero 8 and bought the new Nero 10. I downloaded it but when I click on icom to install I just get a black screen. Help with either of these problems would be aoppreciated
 

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The problem is NOT due to a pending update installation in Win 7
Have you considered reinstalling the winxp mode again?
 

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Since Nero utilizes hardware (graphics card, optical drive), it's probably not going to function the way you want it to in Windows XP Mode. That's a completely separate operating system environment with emulated hardware.

What do you use Nero for? It's a huge suite of applications, but Windows 7 has native CD and DVD burning capabilities, so another program isn't needed for that.
 

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Ok I gave up on using Nero 8 and uninstalled the virtual PC. I bought the new Nero 10 which is supposed to be good for WIN 7. I downloaded it ok but when I clicked on it to install all I get is a black page
I want to backup up exe programs and WIN & seems to only burmn\\n movies, pictures and music not exe files. Please help somebody...I hate to have wasted 89$

My attachment won't attach but it looks like black command box and at the top it says "c\downlo-1\nero-1-1exe"
 

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I want to backup up exe programs and WIN & seems to only burmn\\n movies, pictures and music not exe files.
I was so astounded by that (I think you are saying that Windows 7 doesn't write .exe files to CD/DVD) I just had to take time out to test it. It does work--see attachment. This is a CD-RW; didn't try with a DVD.

Sorry, I don't understand what's happening with your new purchase.

EDIT: OK, I think I now have the attachment. :eek:
 

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Is this solved, as marked? If so, please let us know what your solution was.
 
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