Neex explanation about CD Burners

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by dcardarelli, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. dcardarelli

    dcardarelli Guest

    I had to replace my older computer with one with Win8.1...just getting used to it. Seems pretty good so far.

    I had Nero on my old XP and went to Softpedia and downloaded Nero-9-Free. I would have expected a small 'exe' file but it downloaded a large 54mb file.

    I guess this is the whole installation program instead of a small 'exe' one using the internet for the installation files.

    Does this sound right? I have not run it as of yet.

    On the Softpedia site, there are many dozens of burners listed, most of them unknown to me. Nero is the only one I am familiar with. I am sure there are other fine ones unknown to me.

    If there are not any reservation on the large 54mb file, I probably ill run it.

    There is a burner with Win8.1 but it is pretty lame and not easy to use.


    Dave C.
    dcardarelli, Dec 12, 2013
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  2. A 54MB file has not been large for about 10 years. Indeed, it's on the small
    side these days.

    But whatever. It is what it is and you can't change it. Just load the file
    and do what it says.
    Jeff Strickland, Dec 12, 2013
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  3. dcardarelli

    Paul Guest

    Here is a functional description.


    Imgburn is also free, and is probably a smaller download.
    Imgburn used to be a "clean" download, but now you should
    watch for toolbars.

    "Versions on included optional adware in the
    installer, which was replaced in version with
    OpenCandy adware."

    Which means don't click any install buttons too fast.

    Older versions of Imgburn are available. If you can be sure
    that something before is clean.

    When using Imgburn, there is an audio prompt you might
    want to turn off.

    Paul, Dec 12, 2013
  4. dcardarelli

    dcardarelli Guest

    Thanks very much...very helpful. Appreciate your time.

    Best regards,

    Dave C
    dcardarelli, Dec 13, 2013
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