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Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements 10.0.9 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements 10.0.9

Burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs quickly and comfortably with Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements!
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 752 102 comments

Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements 10.0.9 was available as a giveaway on January 9, 2012!

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Let Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements convince you with its high functionality, intuitive handling and simple user interface. Burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs quickly and comfortably!

Overview of Features and Functions

  • Burn data on CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
  • Update previously burned discs.
  • Backup important data on one or more CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
  • Rip music titles of different music formats from CD.
  • Burn music as audio CD, mp3 or wma collections.
  • Burn Blu-ray Discs with videos in HD and Full HD format from already existing files.
  • Copy CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
  • Create and burn disc images.
  • Erase rewritable discs.
  • Create modified copies of already existing discs.
  • Design and print covers, labels and booklets.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista (x32/x64)/ 7


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File Size:

65.1 MB



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i installed this software and i got a 30 days free trial. i contact the company but i didn t get any reply. This was not supposed to be a totally free software? it was not a "giveawayoftheday???? but maybe is my fault. any help? thx in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by dendri  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I really like Ashampoo products.
I've used cracked versions in the past, when this came up, I jumped at the chance for legitimate software.
So I now have a legitimate version of Ashampoo
Thank you Ashampoo.
Thank you Giveaway of the day.
I love it.

Reply   |   Comment by Smoggy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

i trying to get my key # please email it to me Thank You!

Reply   |   Comment by donna mclellan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi GAOTD team,
Request for free registration key to install and activate it before the Giveaway offer for the software is over.

Reply   |   Comment by Rahul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi, Requested for free full version license n mentioned my email as well but still not received the same...hardly few minutes left for registration ..please need ur help for getting the registration key.


Reply   |   Comment by Rahul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Used two different email ids and still haven't received a key - it has been several hours.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)


Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements Version 10.0.9 Released:2011/03/11


Ashampoo Burning Studio 10 Version 10.0.15 Released:2011/08/09


I have 10.0.15 and will pass on today's offer. Appears my release has more features than today's offer.

Reply   |   Comment by BeenTaken  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Finally got it! Looks like a great program. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Still trying to get the activation key for over an hour!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Grabbed it last time and really enjoy it.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Hamilton  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Check the installation and uncheck the boxes for the programs you do not want.

Reply   |   Comment by Rov  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Agree with 84 ,if this converted avi files to vob it would be almost perfect.

Reply   |   Comment by JP68  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Like other users have said, beware of the toolbar addons for both IE and Firefox and the fact that Ashampoo will hijack your homepage. They also spam the hell out of you. This makes for the worst GAOTD experience I've ever had.

Reply   |   Comment by Liam McGowan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi again, my thoughts on Robert's Comment and Those who "bashed" the heads of folks complaining about unwanted Toolbars etc (yes, of course You are absolutely right) - the oldest trick under Software's sun:), Ashampoo including, is putting that little naughty word after "Express, or Default Install": (recomended)..!!

That word in my own long, distant PC past would catch me thinking that IT actually means "better for me":)), and if I start picking and choosing I will miss something vital.., lol.

Long gone are these days, but we must not forget that these (even more so now) marketing tricks, ploys, or simply advertising - will always "catch" less careful, older perhaps, very young, someone in a hurry..,or someone who (once) thought like me?
By all means, ALWAYS look carefully what You're ticking, or better still what might be unticked if it's obvious:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

1 - I like the Ashampoo products. I have the "burning studio 2010" from a previous giveaway and I appreciate having gotten it for free so I won't bother with today's download.

2 - Software companies have to make a living. Having the add on boxes checked by default is a pretty standard practice. I equate it to computer manufacturers pre-installing bloatware trials like Norton except it's much more time consuming to get rid of that piece of crap and there's no option to choose whether or not to start out with it. Those of you who inadvertently installed the tool bar, changed your search engine and all should just chalk it up as a valuable learning experience.

3 - I've had no problem unsubscribing from the emails. Technically, you can't call them spam because you do opt in by accepting their free offer. They are too frequent but honestly, I wouldn't mind getting them once in a while - there are some good values offered.

Thank you Ashampoo and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by ketchfish  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

All i can say is WOW! This software is fantastic and I have been looking for burning software for a while now. Not only does this work properly but it is extremely fast!. Thanks GOTD, best burning software I've used to date.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Great burning program. This is an 'elements ' version that gives you the basic features of the full program which is even better. And for all those whining about the toolbar etc if you try READING the instructions as you install you will see boxes that you uncheck to prevent the install of Ashampoo homepage and toolbar. Its not difficult.
I have 3 or 4 of Ashampoo Software products now and find them to be very good.


Reply   |   Comment by DreamerDan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ashampoo may very well be the best company which gives away quality free software, they give away so many more different types (older versions but still quality) than anyone else I know of. Yes they nag a bit but it's well worth it and actually understandable, just tell them to go away and they will.

I have 2011 Advanced so I don't need this, otherwise I'd be trying it out.

@Giovanni the main difference (between the FREE and this one) is it's ad-supported, as I'm sure you noticed a lot of freeware you get at softpedia (and others) are ad-supported, they are at least nice enough to tell you.
Thanks as always GAOTD, and to the ever generous Ashampoo.

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The only problem I have with this program is it doesn't covert avi or mpeg video to dvd. You have to have them already converted to the recommended video ts files. Otherwise this is a good program to use. Thanks again. Still have no registration key from them though.

Reply   |   Comment by Tamara  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Ye gods! This thing uses 88% of my (smallish) memory. Won't run at all, aside from the opening screen. Why so much resource demand when it isn't doing anything?


Reply   |   Comment by tcebob  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Followed instructions to the letter and all seems to have gone as promised- thank you Ash. and GOTD. Thanks also to earlier posters who alerted me to the custom install to avoid hijacking- I'll be more observant in future- again, TY. Btw, does ANYONE read the licence agreements bfore ticking 'accept'?

Reply   |   Comment by Eddy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm with Robert on #13. You HAVE TO DO A CUSTOM INSTALL in order to pick what you want and how you want the program configured. Something WE ALL have to keep in mind is that, with a free program comes advertising and toolbars as a way to bring in profits and guage how we all use the product and services. Fortunately many free programs give the option to customize installation. Someone mentioned the fogged out portion on the install screen: that's WHERE you select your choice and can untick the boxes. I'm not trying to be condescending there just informative. I only checked the box that asked to put quick launch buttons on. I use the SEARCH WITH KISS as my search engine and I don't like when programs try and change that!!!

About the program itself: I've never used it but plan on giving it a chance. I've read a lot of great reviews for it in the past and am excited it's offered today. Although I already have other programs that I've purchased, I still like to have a variety because each program is different and some are just all out frustrating. I limit how many Windows 7 (64 bit) updates I install because it seems like once the system is stabilized an update can be like tossing a million-dollar vase up in the air only to land in ten billion pieces. My system, fortunately, has been alright and my programs will notify me of any update they need. It simplifies things considerably.

So, in a brief recap: anytime you get the option for "EXPRESS INSTALL" or "CUSTOM INSTALL", custom is how you choose what you want and what works best. Most software programs DO OFFER a choice on how to install. Once you start installing programs it'll become second nature to bypass filler content. Some toolbars pack in goodies so not all of them are devoid of benefits. Weather, YouTube, Radio stations...pretty handy to me. I look forward to trying this well praised software out, and I thank GAOTD for offering it, the software maker for giving it, and of course the people who comment and share their experiences. I find that to be very valuable since it's our computers we're dealing with. Thanks everybody!

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The software itself is great, but their installer is bundled with what I call "ad-ware". It redirects your start page and installs an annoying tool bar. We're in 2012 people, not 1998.

And just because of that, Ashampoo is being removed from my system for good.

But thank you just the same to GoTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Duncan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Excellent products from this company, BUT terribly confusing naming and numbering identification for the products. I have no idea how this differs from 'Ashanpoo Burning Studio 2010 Advanced'
Does Burning Studio Elements do something more or better?

And remember to opt out from their constant daily emails with products
for sale, should you find that annoying.

Reply   |   Comment by mt  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Finally after many attempts I got the acivation key. However, it stated that it was only good for 10 days. What's up?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@69 Mina: You might like to opt out out of subscription by clicking the unsubcribe button provided in each newsletter Ashampoo sends.

Reply   |   Comment by Athan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I love this program and yes, custom install to avoid the unwanted extras. This is and Ashampoo has been, for me, the best recording software, easy to use and quickly done. I too am on Windows 7, 64bit.
I have been using this version since it since the last it was given away and have had no problems with it at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Zealotron  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Several comments ask for a comparison between Burning Studio Elements, Advanced etc... I'd suggest Google/Bing with search terms along the lines of "compare ashampoo burning studio advanced and elements"... IMHO more than enough info on all the different versions & such.

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#19: "... If you haven’t realised yet, THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH!! The software developer is doing this to “lure” you to buy some of his products..."

It's called Marketing. :)

IMHO "lure" is a bit strong, at least when dealing with a company as up front about their marketing efforts as Ashampoo.

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#20: "... I presume that later burning programs enclose later databases for burning hardware parameters..."

Not so much anymore -- Sony software still uses that older programming, & it sometimes causes problems for the few who use it, but I haven't seen/heard of such a thing for quite a while from Nero, Roxio, ImgBurn etc... Now DVD & BD blanks do have a code already on the blanks that sets burning parameters, this is stored in the burner's firmware, it's often editable with Media Code Speed Edit [see tools at videohelp.com], & some very cheap blanks use some other company's codes, which may/may not work properly.

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#62: "... Ashampoo is the only burning software I’ve used that finalizes the DVD for use on most players,"

If you're happy with what you've got no reason to change, but there's nothing special about finalizing or closing discs or anything -- any & every burning app should happily & easily do it for you.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

I got the activation e-mail, but I am stuck on step #2 to set up my profile? Where is it?

Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Ashampoo IMHO make nice software, & their flagship app, Burning Studio is no exception. Like the 2 big names in disc burning apps, Nero & Roxio, Ashampoo Burning Studio goes far beyond just burning CDs, DVDs, & Blu-Ray discs, but its MSRP is much less & it doesn't go as far, doesn't include as much as those 2 suites. It also has much less impact on Windows, particularly compared to Roxio. Long story short, if you need the added features/capabilities in Nero or Roxio [each of which has 2 versions], watch for sales -- Fry's often has Nero for free after MIR, &/or you can pick up either Roxio or Nero a few times a year for ~$25 - $40 depending on version [I just got Nero 11 Platinum boxed for $40, because I wanted/needed its updated Blu-Ray player]. You might be better off with Ashampoo Burning Studio if you don't need that sort of thing -- I've always had installation issues with Roxio [check their forums & you'll find it's not uncommon], & I've come to loath Nero's update process [though their setup process I just strongly dislike :) ]. Today's GOTD, Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements, is a good intro to the full Burning Studio, though it may work well for you if your needs are more modest, &/or if you just need a part of it, e.g. the disc printing portion... for printing discs Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements is better than the software that comes with Canon printers [it *may* also be better than HP or Brother bundled apps, but I've never tried them], & IMHO it's better than what Nero & Roxio have to offer, being fairly easy to set the printable area of your blanks [it does vary], & having a good selection of printer templates [though many (most?) of those listed were never available in the US &/or are no longer sold].

If my memory's correct activating Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements worked a bit differently than prior Ashampoo giveaways -- in the past I never bothered signing in to Ashampoo when asked, & received the key in an e-mail anyway... today that didn't happen, & I only got the e-mail once I signed in. Installation & removal were trouble free -- that's a plus as I've never been able to totally remove Roxio without damaging Windows, & after uninstalling Cyberlink software last week I lost all optical drives, real & emulated.

That all said, and in case it helps, the free ImgBurn is still IMHO the best app for actually burning BD & DVD DL video discs with content you've prepared elsewhere. Video editing, encoding, &/or disc authoring with one of these burning suites is still less than what you should expect, & less than you'll get with many separate video &/or disc authoring apps... that stuff's bundled with suites like Nero, Roxio, & Ashampoo offer to IMHO increase perceived value & in turn sales, but those add-ons for the most part can't stand on their own [rarely will a company try to bring these individual components to market]. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, as long as you realize what you're getting for your money & can use some of it, e.g. I've used the video encoder & Blu-Ray player that came with Roxio Creator 2011 Pro more than enough to justify the ~$40 I paid for it a year ago, but there's quite a lot I've no intention of ever using -- had I "Drunk the KoolAid" so-to-speak, paying full price & believing all their ad copy, I'd have been seriously irate. I think the same applies to Ashampoo Burning Studio, though with the full trials they have available [Nero's trials are vastly crippled & Roxio doesn't offer one], I don't think too many will be mislead.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Even dummy me knows to ALWAYS custom install & unclick or deny any add-ons you do not want. I cant believe I know something some of you dont... I almost feel smart. LOL No insults intended- I just don't get to brag on my comp skills very ofton, so I have to grab the chance when I can. :D

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Rakes  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

I have "Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free" and if this giveaway is as good, I would highly recommend it.

In past giveaways users have complained about toolbars and browser hi-jackers and spam e-mails after registering with Ashampoo but I have never had any of these problems. It is simple to deselect the toolbar and home page options. I opted out of e-mails and have never received any.

I have been using my "Burning Studio" without any problems for several years and can highly recommend Ashampoo's products. Combined with DVDShrink it is a perfect movie back-up solution and on its own it performs well.

I'm not downloading this giveaway for the simple reason that I am perfectly happy with the software that I already have, but for anyone who needs a burning suite, I am convinced that you will not find a better free product.

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Couple of points re today's giveaway and Ashampoo:

@ #30, Eileen Craddock: You should be using disposable email addresses. It takes but a few minutes to set up a new gmail account. Gmail's server-side spam filtering is still amongst the best out there (far better to stop spam from landing in the POP3 account on your coomputer.)

But Gmail server-side filtering is even better, and takes less than 15 seconds to organise. Simply open a mailing from a source you no longer wish to hear from, then click on options, go to 'create filter', then choose the option 'delete'. And that's it. You'll never even see emails from that source again; they'll be deleted on arrival at Google's mail server. (Yes, you can still hunt for them within trash / bin if you wish -- but why would you bother?)

We've had various instances of rogue emailers sending us stuff when we've unsubscribed. So we just create a gmail 'delete' filter. End of story. There's no reason why you should receive any emails from any source you don't wish to hear from. This is 2012; the era when spammers could lay siege to your mailbox ended quite a while back.

As to Ashampoo. It's been our experience (like that of so many others here) that this is a developer which, on the one hand, employs a lot of highly talented software specialists and, on the other, an absurdly aggressive marketing department.

And it's that latter which causes too many problems for anyone's good -- including, Ashampoo's. Some world-weary cynics have already graced this thread with macho advice about how Ashampoo is fully justified in obfuscating its install process and that it's the end user's fault if they're stupid enough to wind up with a lot of junk they never asked for.


It is Ashampoo's fault.

And the reason it's Ashampoo's fault is because every consumer protection agency in Europe and the USA has long since held that no commercial operator should wilfully obscure its purchasing processes or automatically opt in a customer to purchasing or acquiring more than she / he actually intended.

The default position should always be 'opted out', i.e.: a consumer should be able to make a considered decision to check a blank tick box so as to indicate a wish to acquire whatever goods or service is signified by that box.

The box should not be pre-filled in because that means the customer has effectively been opted-in by the supplier, but without the consumer's pre-agreement.. (It was on this precise issue that British Telecom was finally forced to abandon Phorm Inc and the so-called 2009 'WebWise Project'.)

I've no issue with any company which strives to market itself and its products in the most effective way possible or seeks to earn additional income from third-party add-ons bundled into the prime product.

But I do have an issue with Ashampoo's continuing lack of transparency: it could easily make quite clear during the installation process of any of its products that add-ons are available which can be obtained simply by the customer ticking the relevant check-box.

That it continues to prefer not to do this -- that it effectively opts-in all customers and requires them to opt-out -- is regrettable. Commercially, it's also counter-productive, for as some posters have said on here, they won't touch Ashampoo not because there's anything wrong with its products but because its marketing tactics can be objectionable.

Such reaction is understandable but it's still a shame, because I've used Ashampoo software for many years and in practice have found it as good as Nero and a darn sight better than anything from Roxio. Today's GAOTD seems to be a re-hash, but without any significant change, of an existing Ashampoo burning product, so I'm going to pass because there's no point in me duplicating what I already have.

But those who don't have Ashampoo burning software would be well advised to take advantage of today's GOATD offer: Ashampoo's boffins know what they're doing even if Ashampoo's marketing department so very evidently does not.

Thanks to GAOTD and Ashampoo.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

@38 This has nothing to do with being tech saffy but everything to do with READING WHAT IS PLACED RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, so yes, end user is to blame him/herself for possible toolbarcrap and conduit engine installs.

Always been happy with this burner, have 2012 version from chip and the 11 version from a friend so taking this one would imo be a downgrade, however if you need a burner, take it.

Thumbs up for this one

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Think before you download this software!!! I grabbed it last time it was available and as soon as I installed the program I started being flooded with their company spam!! I'm still getting spam emails from them, and I uninstalled the program almost immediately. Not just one or two a week. We're talking 1-2 a day!!! With no way to opt out except a generic link to their homepage!! I'm sure the software is excellent for some people, but I refuse to have some company fill my email with crap just to try their software!! Thx GAOTD but I'll pass on this one!! Keep up the good work, though!! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Mina  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

FYI.. Adobe uses "Elements" for their stripped down basic versions of Photoshop and Premiere. I think Ashampoo is just following this protocol in naming this product "Burning Studio Elements".

I use several of their products and am happy with them. I can usually tell which of their programs are being offered in their emails and just delete the ones I have no interest in.

Reply   |   Comment by David Johnson  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I am going to give this a whirl, but honestly, since I have been using imageburn, I have deleted, actually nuked, any and all nero products. Those programs are huge, memory hogs, bloated system killers, with coasters a plenty. I have yet to have imageburn create ONE coaster, not one.

It is free, simple, and effective. But we shall see what happens when I start burning to BD disc's. That is why the choice to download and try this program......

Anyway, thanks, GOTD, there are lots of good products the come from this site, and we DO appreciate them.

Reply   |   Comment by Stalker6recon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed this only to find that it hijacked my search engine and set it to Bing. So I deleted all Ashampoo products from my system and sent them and email. I suggest you do the same to send a message to developers to stop all this hijacking.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Will this burn light scribe labels like nero? I'm trying to decide if I want to uninstall nero and install Ashampoo.

Reply   |   Comment by Evan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Great Software that does what it's supposed to do easily. Like many others have said before me if you simply choose a custom installation during install you will avoid all of the toolbars and search engine changes by unticking the boxes. If you're a newbie you have an excuse for skipping this and making such a mistake. Any experienced user knows better and always chooses a custom install to avoid getting things you don't want. Stop complaining and blaming ashampoo and actually read what you are installing and you won't have any problems ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Mysticrhythms  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I have been using the free version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 for several months and love it - I'm anxious to try Elements (downloaded and activated painlessly on Vista.) Ashampoo is the only burning software I've used that finalizes the DVD for use on most players, a must for watching on TV. As for the frequent, unsolicited e-mails I get from Ashampoo, I long ago directed them to the spam folder and they don't bother me there. Excellent product!!

Reply   |   Comment by bilbobagginsx  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi, Since Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements 10.0.9 last appeared on GAOTD in September last year - I have moved to a different Computer and.. forgot about it, until today. I mean that particular piece of Software, not Ashampoo's (ever so friendly and.. frequent:) e-mails with all kind of offers.

Burning Studio Elements was installed on my external Drive, which I'm naturally still using, so today I thought to better check which version I already have (yes the same as today's offer), but opening it brought a surprise.
The license key "deactivated" itself and the key for Full Version License in my "MyShampoo" account - doesn't work any more on this PC. It's a SINGLE License it seams (worth remembering).
So much for having one's own account with Ashampoo, using one's password and having License Keys for all Products.., eh? I could be anybody, lol!
I'm only joking, because I have moved so many times to different Computers and normally there is no problem reinstalling something purchased (mind) if you have receipt. Perhaps it's something to do with GAOTD, or it's not "for life", hmm.

Should Anyone found themselves in the same situation as me - my advice would be to get Today's Offer (again) if You need it and wish so. I reckon all in all - it's a decent piece of burning Software!

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I have tried over and over to try and get the activation key, but no luck. I have installed it, uninstalled it, gone to the web address in the ReadMe file,I have clicked and filled out my email address in the other window that popped up. But no use. I would like to run the program, but if there is this much problem, who needs it. I believe that GOTD has a serious problem with programs that they offer and trying to get the activation key. This is not the first program that I have had this trouble with. A big thumbs down not only to GOTD but also to Ashampoo. I had installed an Ashampoo program before that was supposedly free and after installing it, then and only then, was I told that it was a free TRIAL and not a free program. Next time I will probably stick with Nero.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Just installed. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Noticed that the old Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 Advanced is still on my system - I was expecting this version to replace it. Should I uninstall the older one?

I tried to run them both to compare their UIs but only one can run at a time.

I only unsubscribed from Ashampoo's e-mails a week or two ago. Would it be rude to immediately unsubscribe again?

Reply   |   Comment by JerryDB  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@ #13 Robert. "Stop blaming the publisher.", you say. Are you for real? Who would you say puts these kinds of PRE-SELECTED homepage hijacking and toolbar additions into installers? May I suggest there's a high probability, perhaps even to a virtual certainty, that it's the publishers who put them there and yet you tell us they must be held blameless? No question the check-boxes can be unchecked, but the rhetorical query I have and will, for your benefit, also quickly answer is: "To what purpose do the check-boxes appear already check?". Without mincing words, "To trap the unwary". Or would you maintain that publishers aren't able to present these check-boxes initially unchecked? Why must the choice be to opt-out rather than to opt-in? Personally, I find Ashampoo so egregiously aggressive, if Ashampoo offered pre-paid legitimate copies of Windows 8 (no typo) Ultimate on GOTD I'd still not touch it with the proverbial 10' pole.

Reply   |   Comment by Alvin in Madison  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I downloaded and installed this software the last time it was offered on a HP Pavilion Windows 7 brand new machine.

I wish I had a better experience to report...
1) It stopped burning DVD-R's after about one or two times (while the standard Microsoft software still works)
2) I remember having to read the fine print to not have the tool bars installed
3) I'm constantly receiving emails from them to the point of SPAM. (sometimes 2 per day..

I was so put off by the experience I will never deal with them again.

Reply   |   Comment by Crazy Al  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I downloaded last time have used for many years it is a good easy to use product

Reply   |   Comment by Francis Graham  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To those Holier than thou namely > 31-38-13-18-19 > THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH!!. Even if you Buy just about any of the Ashampoo Products, you have to do a Custom Install, so you do not have to have all the Rubbish, Intrusive, non essential add-ons Software Companies including Ashampoo, try to Force upon you and it has become a Total Joke with what they all seem to be doing Paid or Free Software, like we all need 1001 Search Bars installed on our, PLEASE NOTE the "OUR" Computers, i.e not THEIRS, are you Clicking on to what i am trying to say (31-38-13-18-19), You Buy the Software Product as Advertised not the Add-ons they want to FORCE upon you, with the DEFAULT so called options Ticked, if you Purchase a piece of Software they should be UNTICKED options and that will be an option, as for People being NEWBIES, if Software Companies were strait with People and do as i have mentioned, so called NEWBIES would not have those sort of Problems but of course the Software Makers are not NEWBIES are they, they know all the tricks of the trade, just like every other SCAM Artist out there, thats why they take the Advantage of so called NEWBIES. I also suppose you like the Actions of Junk Mail, Spammers and Phishers, Virus writers, BotNets etc etc, because after all they are all only trying to make Money and after all it's only normally NEWBIES that fall for their Scams, so what does it matter, just like Bank Robbers etc they are only trying to make a Living "A"!!!???...

As for Ashampoo Products, despite the Toolbars etc, they do some very GOOD Products at very good Prices and do a lot of Deals, unlike a lot of Software Companies out there.
This Text Probably will not be Posted but if it is, have Fun.

Reply   |   Comment by pip  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Got to the screen where it asked for my key; clicked the "Request Key" bar and nothing happened. Nowhere did it ask for my email address, so how can it send me the key?

Reply   |   Comment by Dan Hughes  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Excellent product. I have the paid version. As stated above, installing custom can turn off the add in advertising, etc. and the options menu in the product can turn it off. I always install custom to choose installation directories. For example, this is in my c:\Media\Ashampoo\ directory

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Siegert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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