By updating the install CD, it saves time later that the user would have to spend manually downloading and installing updates and drivers.For the purposes of this article, we will slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and create a bootable CD (just like a regular Windows install CD).
A) This is actually a Full Retail version, but with out the Nero CD Box, or Manual, or Label aplicator or labels. Or you could get an OEM Nero CD that does support all model recorders. Why would I pay for a download from Ahead Software that is identical to what I can get in some stores for half that price? A) Hopefully the information I provided will give you an answer as to why you would or would not purchase from the web.(No limitations at all) ---I can buy an OEM version online or in a store for as low as . :-) Finally, as I live in Canada, I would be grateful if anyone could tell me where in Canada I could buy an OEM version of Nero.Those CDs have been customized and Windows will give you an error during the slipstream process if you try to apply a service pack or hotfix to them.Page Navigation Page 1: -- Introduction, Required Software & Hardware Page 2: Copy the CD to the HD, Extract The Service Pack Page 3: Update the Windows Installation Files Page 4: Create a Bootable Windows XP CD Page 5: Create a Bootable Windows XP CD (cont) Home: EXTREME Overclocking Home Page Forums: Visit The EXTREME Overclocking Forums For More Info And Help!), but this OEM version will work only with that particular model.
It will be almost identical to the full version, except for a few minor functions. Why would I pay for a download from Ahead Software that is identical to what I can get in some stores for half that price? Finally, as I live in Canada, I would be grateful if anyone could tell me where in Canada I could buy an OEM version of Nero.
As for it being "illegal" to sell an OEM version of Nero in the US, I wonder if this is not too strong a word. These CD's are probably imported from Europe through back channels, since this product is available over there.
I understand that Ahead does not want to distribute the OEM version is the US, except when it comes bundled with a burner. For an example of one of many retailers through which Nero 5.5 OEM is available, go there:
Thanks I suppose callling it "illegal" to sell OEM software, seperate from the hardware, is strong. We only have the following limitations on upgrades....
Let's just say that in the US, they have different laws concerning OEM products, than Europe does. 1) If you purchased Nero 4, after Jan 2000, you are entitled to a free upgrade to Nero 126.96.36.199, but no higher.
It will still lack the few minor functions, but work with all supported drives. I could always order from the US, but it is then possible that I would have to pay additional duties and taxes.