How to remove the roxio DVD-ROM emulator

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How to remove the roxio DVD-ROM emulator
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Roxio DVD-ROM Emulator is a part of the Roxio DVD burning software suite that creates a virtual DVD-ROM drive on your computer. It is placed on your computer automatically when you install other Roxio products. The software is mainly used for accessing ISO and other types of disc image files. If you don't want to burn your files to a physical DVD, you can simply load them onto the virtual drive for the same effect. You cannot completely remove the Roxio DVD-ROM Emulator without uninstalling the entire Roxio software package, but you can manually disable it using your computer's settings if you want to continue using the Roxio Creator software without the emulator function.

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  1. 1

    Right-click the desktop icon labelled "Computer" (Windows Vista and 7) or "My Computer" (Windows XP) and click "Open" in the menu that appears.

  2. 2

    Right-click on the icon that represents your Roxio emulated DVD-ROM drive.

  3. 3

    Click on "Select Number of Drives" in the menu that appears.

  4. 4

    Click "Disable." This will turn off the DVD-ROM Emulation function of your Roxio product. You can continue to burn discs with your Roxio DVD burning software, but you won't be able to read disc image files on your virtual drive unless you turn it back on.

  1. 1

    Open the Control Panel. Windows Vista and 7 users need to click "Start" and then "Control Panel." Windows XP users need to click "Start," "Settings" and then "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Open the "Programs and Features" icon (Windows Vista and 7 users) or open the "Add or Remove Programs" icon (Windows XP users).

  3. 3

    Click on the entry for Roxio Creator.

  4. 4

    Click "Remove." This will uninstall the Roxio Creator software package, taking with it the Roxio DVD-ROM Emulator.

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