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Hi guys is there a software available that can be used to make legal backups of my precious PC cd's? thanks in advance Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Hi guys is there a software available that can be used to make legal backups of my precious PC cd's?

thanks in advance
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
If you want something to copy non copyright material try nero or the windows built in burner.
If you want a program that magically makes piracy OK try turning water into wine & copper into gold too.
#2
Google
#3
anydvd, clonecd. [url]www.filehippo.com[/url]
#4
seancampbell
If you want something to copy non copyright material try nero or the windows built in burner.
If you want a program that magically makes piracy OK try turning water into wine & copper into gold too.


i needed a software that could be used to make backup copies of my SAP software (which cost me over £500+) and ,as you state, are copyright. Anything out there?
#5
ele-font
i needed a software that could be used to make backup copies of my SAP software (which cost me over £500+) and ,as you state, are copyright. Anything out there?


Alcohol 120% does it for me. Insert disc, make ISO of it, ISO can be mounted to a virtual drive or burrned to disc as an exact duplicate of the original.
#6
securom / safe disc 1 2 or 3 or whatever number they are upto now star whatever - weak sector use clonecd and see if the reader writer you have can read weak sectors etc if that is part of the protection.
#7
ashampoo burning studio, easy to use.
#8
ok now im confused. which software is easiest to use for a novice like me :? alcohol 120%, clonecd or securom?
Can anyone give a step-by-step using one of these apps please? My drive is Sony-dvdrw is that helps.

rep will be added. much thanks
#9
seancampbell;4139243
If you want something to copy non copyright material try nero or the windows built in burner.
If you want a program that magically makes piracy OK try turning water into wine & copper into gold too.


There is a difference between piracy and legitimate backups. If you pay several hundred pounds for a software license you really should have the option of making a backup of the media for personal use - you've paid money for the license and content, not the unreliable storage media!
#10
don't believe they make clone anymore m8, believe me ashampoo has minimal install, easy to use, if this is for backup of personal files and not pirated stuff get ashampoo
#11
ele-font
ok now im confused. which software is easiest to use for a novice like me :? alcohol 120%, clonecd or securom?
Can anyone give a step-by-step using one of these apps please? My drive is Sony-dvdrw is that helps.

rep will be added. much thanks



Software companies protect their CD's from copying in lots of cases therefore sometimes just reading ISO and writing ISO will not work (securom/ safedisc is a technology used to protect certain Cd's)

Try using READ and then write with something like dvddecrypter if its a DVD or ImgBurn if CD/DVD. See if that works . If your disc is protected you will need something like clonecd or alcohol 120 or the free version Alcohol 52% or whatever its called (though I doubt that backs up protected like the paid version)

http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=6380
#12
Has all you need to know.
http://www.videohelp.com/
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#13
jah128;4141588
There is a difference between piracy and legitimate backups. If you pay several hundred pounds for a software license you really should have the option of making a backup of the media for personal use - you've paid money for the license and content, not the unreliable storage media!

You should have that option, I agree, but as it stands generally the end user licence agreement of most software does not permit reproduction of any kind. If you buy a one user / one pc licence you get a one pc licence. It's your choice if you want to pay hundreds of pounds for another copy - the OP appears to want to use the licence contrary to the EULA rather than to fix a dodgy disc as your comment re unreliable storage media suggests. If it's simply a media defect often a store will replace the disc under SGA79, or the manufacturer will for a small fee.

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