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Postby Marrea » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:01 pm

towy71 wrote:Microparp have a page about it :roll:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/en-us


I had a problem with my optical drives about eighteen months ago. I opened Nero Express 6 in Windows XP to burn an iso to a CD and discovered that the writing speed selection box was greyed out. When I looked in Device Manager I saw that both my DVD-ROM and CD-Writer drives were sporting yellow exclamation marks. The problem I think had actually been caused by Nero itself. Anyway, deleting the UpperFilters and LowerFilters entries in the Registry fixed it.

And then a couple of months later my whole system seemed to have slowed down quite considerably. I eventually discovered it was being caused by Nero Scout, which apparently is a system hog, so I simply disabled it and everything was OK again.

My main gripe about applications such as Nero is that, although their main program is often quite good, they will insist on installing all manner of crap you don't want along with it. Half the time you don't even know it is there until a problem occurs.

Needless to say, K3b is my first port of call for iso burning these days. :wink:
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Postby ollie » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:51 am

Bazza wrote:Well to add to the Windows woes...

... Why, oh why, oh why???

<shrugs>


IMHO you should get them to buy Windows 7, it will save you a lot of grief having to support Windows. Does the UK have student pricing? Does the UK have the 3-licence Family Pack?
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Postby Bazza » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:01 pm

Hi ollie...

Bad enough having the Windows TAX in the first place without
paying for another load of Windows TAX to "CURE" all Windows
previous, present and prospective evils...

:-(
73...

Bazza, G0LCU...

Team AMIGA...
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Postby ollie » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:03 pm

Bazza wrote:Hi ollie...

Bad enough having the Windows TAX in the first place without
paying for another load of Windows TAX to "CURE" all Windows
previous, present and prospective evils...

:-(


Yeah, I know but if your kids need Windows, you may as well get a version that will give you the least trouble.
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Postby nelz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:23 pm

Or trade in your kids :)
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
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Postby LeeNukes » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:23 pm

ollie wrote:
Bazza wrote:Hi ollie...

Bad enough having the Windows TAX in the first place without
paying for another load of Windows TAX to "CURE" all Windows
previous, present and prospective evils...

:-(


Yeah, I know but if your kids need Windows, you may as well get a version that will give you the least trouble.


Tell them to stop calling you or use Linux :wink:
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Postby towy71 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:27 pm

ollie wrote:Yeah, I know but if your kids need Windows, you may as well get a version that will give you the least trouble.
My daughter only uses a computer at work, number one son has a macbook son number two has a a degree in computer security from Napier Uni, everyone else that asks me for help has Ubuntu :D
still looking for that door into summer
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