Can't install Nero after clean install XP +SP2

  musicbassman 20:59 11 Nov 2004
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I had to do a clean install of XP after hard drive error -all data wiped. I installed SP2 at the same time - no probs. But now I can't install Nero. I don't know what version of Nero it is - came on CD with new PC 2 years ago. By the way -is Nero freeware? And are there any alternatives? And am I right in thinking that XP Home doesn't include any CD burning software as standard?

  luvpup 21:11 11 Nov 2004

Nero has to be purchased as it requires a serial no. As far as I know, NERO has a "known" bug with SP2 and you need a patch from the NERO website, but I don't think that will resolve the actual install process (is more like an update once installed) Good luck...

  g0nvs 21:31 11 Nov 2004

XP Home + SP2 using Nero 6 with no problems at all.

  musicbassman 21:46 11 Nov 2004

Anybody suggest any alternatives?

  User-312386 22:02 11 Nov 2004

does have standard burning software installed

Just drag and drop the files

  musicbassman 22:08 11 Nov 2004

Ah - thanks madboy - so why do people use Nero ??

  Buchan 35 22:40 11 Nov 2004

Have you tried the Nero website for updates on your old one? Sorry I can`t give you a link.

  Buchan 35 22:40 11 Nov 2004

Have you tried the Nero website for updates on your old one? Sorry I can`t give you a link.

  Buchan 35 22:41 11 Nov 2004

OOPS! finger twitch, and at my age too!

  Danoh 00:53 12 Nov 2004

Nero 5, circa 2.5 yrs old, installed with no problems after XP-SP2. Then upgraded to 5.5.10 from website, running well.

What error message did you get on attempting the installation?

  Salinger 01:00 12 Nov 2004

Nero has to be later than 6.3 version to work with XP Sp2 if I'm not mistaken

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