can DirectCD component only be uninstalled

March 8, 2011 at 13:17:02
Specs: Windows XP
I would like to uninstall the direct cd component only. I looked at an uninstall procedure and I dont want to mess with uninstalling the whole program. It seems time consuming from what I printed out. Nero 6 was on this computer and I had discs formatted as direct cd. I needed to access them. I have windows xp media center edition.

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March 8, 2011 at 14:05:17
You can add/remove easy cd creator components by way of the cd creator installer cd. The equivalent of direct cd in nero is called incd. I believe that newer versions of both programs nolonger support what is known as packet writing. I've had new installs of windows xp with no packet writing software install on the computer. When an direct cd was placed in drive with "autorun" on, popup box appears to ask if you want to install something that deals with udf. That is a component that is needed to read these cd. Yes to install to read these disks. Once again I mention that your driver's autorun has to be on or the popup box doesn't appear. This needs to be done only once. After that you will be able to read these cds.
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March 8, 2011 at 14:39:48
Great answer and I thank you. What started me on this was rewrite DVD's both plus and minus and seeing what effects Nero and Roxio had. These were mostly recorded church services. As I said, I had some direct cd from the past and I needed to read me. What I forgot to do, when I installed, was check compatibility for XP. Nothing happened in terms of install. All was okay. I had many direct cd's from archiving special events and services and I just did not want to throw them out because I could not access them with Nero. Later on, I did install Roxio Suite 9.

Correct me, I was led to believe, inCD of Nero only works in terms of rewrites. But Roxio does both.

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March 8, 2011 at 20:12:12
The difference in the two programs is that Roxio Direct CD can use a CDR for the media. Can't really erase so when changes are made to a file it simply marks the original as "do not read" This just wastes disk space but allows you to use the cheaper CDR media.

Nero InCD can only work with rewritable media. Other than that both are similar. As mentioned, they are called packet writers. There are some legitimate uses for them.

As you may have discovered, older versions of the packet writers may not be compatible with newer versions of Windows.

If you didn't close session or the disk when using either of those programs then the files can't be read on another computer. Additionally, there are two methods of finalizing the disks. One only allows the disk to be read in other Windows computers. The other allows any computer to read the disk.

If you go to Control panel> add/remove program and check the installed program for either you will get an option to remove or modify the program. Choose modify and then you go back through all the options. There are sub-selections with some of the options and you expand them and either check or un-check as necessary.

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