Originally introduced with Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system, the ability to integrate service packs and hotfixes into the initial installation of the operating system became known as "slipstreaming".The process of slipstreaming a service pack or hotfix is nearly identical for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003.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: In fact, when a service pack is released the Retail / OEM Windows CDs eventually get shipped with the integrated update.Many system administrators and OEMs slipstream various (Microsoft and in-house) updates into their standard Windows distribution.---I can download a trial version on the Nero web site and register it for . I could always order from the US, but it is then possible that I would have to pay additional duties and taxes.
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.
A) Unfortuneately, I do not know the answer to this, as I am not in sales. Thanks Thanks CC for the explanation of the available variations of Nero. There is nothing like talking to someone who works for the company...
Correct me if any of the following is wrong: ---I can buy a boxed full retail version of Nero for .
---I can get a bundled OEM version of Nero with certain drives (AOpen, TDK, Lite On...others?