Warning ! - Nero 7 Nero 7 Ultra Edition ENHANCED

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Smarty, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Smarty

    Smarty Guest

    I made the mistake of installing the recently announced / released
    "Enhanced" version of Nero 7, which was advertised to current Nero 7 owners
    via e-mail yesterday. This is a no-cost upgrade with a number of new
    functions / features.

    Much to my dismay, the new version has caused all sorts of problems on the
    machine I installed it, including slow downs, programs which no longer load,
    and no obvious improvements in the area claimed which most interested me (HD
    DVD burning).

    It is a total mess in my opinion. As has been the case in recent Nero
    upgrades, there are way too many issues and problems which somehow go
    undetected by the software publisher (Ahead). I have unquestionably set
    myself back with this upgrade, and the kindest way of describing it would be
    a downgrade.

    I wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences or if my situation is

    Smarty, Sep 20, 2006
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    Digital Video Solutions, Sep 20, 2006
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    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    I installed the upgrade onto all 4 (four) computers in my home, and none of
    them were adversely affected.

    Don't know what caused your issue, but with my four machines (2 desktops and
    2 notebooks) of different vintages and configurations, it is apparent that
    it is *NOT* the fault of the upgrade. Maybe your download was corrupt...did
    you do an MD5 checksum on the file?

    NoNoBadDog!, Sep 20, 2006
  4. Smarty

    Smarty Guest


    Thanks very much for replying. I installed it on another machine here and
    also found no slow-downs or other hangs / crashes, so there must be some
    problem specific to the machine I used originally. The same download was
    used in both cases to make an installer disk.

    Now I need to figure out how to get the upgrade to work properly on the
    machine I use every day.......

    Thanks again,
    Smarty, Sep 20, 2006
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    Pierre Guest

    Just like Smarty, it screwed up my computer BIG TIME! I deleted the friggin'
    thing and went back to the prior version. All is well again.
    Pierre, Sep 22, 2006
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    max Guest

    I'm not an AOL'er, but I'll say "Me Too!"

    max, Sep 23, 2006
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    ushere Guest

    didn't even get the chance to screw up my system - kept asking for incd
    during the install, and since it was a clean install, it was no go. back
    to 6.6.1 - and stability....

    ushere, Sep 24, 2006
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    Smarty Guest

    It's extremely obvious that the latest Nero is the culprit since I can
    remove it and my problems disappear, and I can reinstall it and the problems
    reappear. I have ***NEVER*** installed a video editing / burning package
    before which screwed up so many things including my Outlook email program,
    which refuses to run when Nero (latest version) is installed. Reverting to
    the prior Nero version and all is o.k. again. I have often seen codec and
    burner driver conflicts and "InCD" and other packet writing conflicts, but
    cannot imagine why my email program breaks.....

    I have had Nero on this and other machines for at least 5 years now, and
    they have a pathetic history of releasing poorly tested software. This
    latest release absolutely takes the cake in my opinion as the buggiest
    release ever in terms of stability issues.

    And remarkably, on another machine I have here it seems to run fine.........

    Smarty, Sep 24, 2006
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    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    Which begs the obvious question....

    if you think Nero has a "pathetic history of releasing poorly tested
    software", why on earth did you continue to use it for 5 years?

    NoNoBadDog!, Sep 24, 2006
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    Ed Light Guest

    I'll jump in here. Nero does things that the others don't and so it's an
    essential. But if you cross paths with the problems due to using those
    features, then you will just have to say it -- a "pathetic history of
    releasing poorly tested software". I can't think of a better description.
    You just thank heavens if you can work around the problems and still do what
    you need to do.

    At least they keep updating it. Though the updates can foul things up.
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    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    I have used Nero for at least 5 years myself. I generally have at least 4
    computers in my home at any given time, sometimes more. In all the years I
    have used Nero, I have always kept whatever version I was using updated. In
    the years I have used it. I have never, not once, had a single issue with it
    slowing down my computers. I can remember only one significant problem,
    about 2 years ago or so, when an update caused an issue on a computer that
    had an ATI All-in-Wonder video card...the capture function would not work.
    That is the only issue I have had on any machine I have ever put it on. So,
    based upon my own experience, my perspective is just the opposite.

    NoNoBadDog!, Sep 24, 2006
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    Smarty Guest

    I like their burner software very much, and it was / is one of the few and
    very first on the PC to offer HD-DVD and BluRay support. I suffer the
    problems with it to allow me to do things I can otherwise not do on the PC.
    Also, it eventually gets updated with fixes, and eventually works properly.
    I guess I consider it to be the price of admission to the 'early adopters'

    Smarty, Sep 24, 2006
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