Installing Easy CD Creator 5x  along with DirectCD

Posted on 2002-03-19
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Microsoft claims that DirectCD is not compatible with Windows XP...  yet roxie makes not mention about this when installing Easy CD Creator 5x. They only say not to install Take Two! I know about the XP patch but don't know how it effects DirectCD. I tried to get an answer from roxie but had no response. If there is a problem I know about HP,s Dla v3.1 thats is XP compatible except it will not work with CD's formated with DirecCD..

Looking for any feedback please.

Question by:Robuz
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +3
LVL 44

Expert Comment

ID: 6881768
You may need to disable the built-in xp recording software before you install any other burning software. Right click on your burner > properties and under the recording tab uncheck the writing software and reboot

The Crazy One
LVL 12

Expert Comment

ID: 6882025
Personally I wouldn't risk putting DirectCD on ANY operating system--I've heard a lot of reports of trouble caused by it, up to and including an inaccessible boot drive!
LVL 44

Expert Comment

ID: 6882500
Hmmm interesting I have DirecCD on my Win2000 setup and have not encountered any problems with it. Now the version I am using is 4 and I know that there use to be some big time problems with version 3 (Which was only for the Win9x family) but like I said I have not encountered any problems with version 4 DirectCD. But it could be that DirectCD is problematic with XP though. And there have been a lot of questions here at EE about problems with Roxio and XP lately.
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 18

Expert Comment

ID: 6882784
I've been using DirectCD on my XP system for the last 4 months without a single problem.

Author Comment

ID: 6883572

Did you install Easy CD creator after installing XP or did you already have it loaded and just run the patch?
LVL 18

Expert Comment

ID: 6883867
I installed it after installing XP, there was nothing on my hard drive before I installed XP.

Accepted Solution

assimilator earned 100 total points
ID: 6883953
Hi Bob..
         I have both XP and CD creator 5.0 platinum too.
like you say, other than take two everything else should work.
I use all of it on mine and i have had no problems.
I have a hewlett packard CD/WR 9300 series.
Check the  roxio site for any updates or run the compatability test.
Failing that...try:
Also check the other tabs too for any abnormalities.

Expert Comment

ID: 6884438
Using Roxio ECDC version 5.1 (60) basic no problems so far although haven't done a lot of burning since XP install. Must say I'm not a fan of DirectCD either but haven't had a need to use it thus far. Admittedly I don't use rewritable CDs as most of mine are for music or data I will always want to keep.

Author Comment

ID: 6884634
I have all the updates but have not installed XP yet so the compatibity test  always gives a warning! I plan on uninstalling it before installing XP. Then I should be able to reinstall it - run the XP patch and the latest update.

For now I am busy removing all the noncompatible software before installing.

Wish Me Luck :)

The worse that could happen is that I'd have to do a clean install..  I know thats the best way..... but I would have to reinstall a ton of  software along with all of the updates.

Just Call Me Lazy

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit If you want to manage em…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question