Free Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010!

2009-09-24_120623Update2: The promotion for Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 is back (it works now) but from ComputerBild.de instead of ComputerBild.ru!

Update: The promotion for Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 seems to have ended. If you still need a burning software, take a look at Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 Advanced. The only difference between ABS10 and ABS09A is ABS10 supports Lightscribe while ABS09A does not.

One of the most popular freebies posted on dotTech is Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009. Recently I posted about how Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 was available as an “Advanced” version which added more features and increased performance over the non-advanced version. Now here is your chance to grab the another free upgrade to the next software in line: Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010.

Unfortunately, besides the change of color scheme, there is only one “new” feature in Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 which is not in Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 Advanced:

  • Supports Lightscribe.

For those that don’t know, “Lightscribe” is the ability of your CD/DVD/Blu Ray/HD-DVD burner to literally “draw” labels onto your CD/DVD/Blue Ray/HD-DVD (although I believe Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 does not support HD-DVDs).

The thing about Lightscribe is Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 itself will not give you the “Lightscribe” feature; Lightscribe is a hardware dependent feature. Your disk drive has to have it physically built in and the disk you are using has to be designed to work with Lightscribe. Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 only removes the software limitations of Lightscribe. So for many upgrading from Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 Advanced to Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 is pointless because not everyone has a Lightscribe drive; however if you want, and can use, this Lightscribe feature, feel free to keep reading to learn how to grab Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 for free.

As a quick recap, in addition to Lightscribe mentioned above, here are the full features of Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010:

  • Burn and update data discs
    Burn data to discs and update previously burned discs by adding and removing files and folders.
  • Back up your data to single or multiple discs
    Back up your valuable data to one or more discs. Single backups can span multiple discs. Restore your backups in a single easy operation.
  • Rip and burn audio
    Rip audio from CDs and burn to audio CDs and MP3 discs on CD, DVD and Blu-ray in a variety of formats.
  • Burn movies to DVDs and data discs
    You can burn video DVDs, Video CDs (VCD), Super Video CDs (SVCD) and data video discs.
  • Copy CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs
    Just insert a disc, select Copy and you’re ready to burn.
  • Create and burn disc images
    You can both create and burn ISO, CUE/BIN and Ashampoo’s own special ASHDISC image formats.
  • Erase rewriteable discs
    Quick and easy erase functions for reusing rewriteable discs.
  • Expert burn functions for full control
    Burning experts can create modified copies of existing discs (read in data structure and make changes and additions) and burn discs of all kinds with full control of all main configuration options.
  • Label Designer
  • Point-and-click label design
  • Ready-to-use themes – just enter your title data
  • Import track data from your disc
  • Design and create:
    • Disc labels
    • Booklets
    • Covers for jewel cases, slim cases, DVD and Blu-ray cases
  • Add your own backgrounds, text objects, images and data tables
  • Fast alignment and editing tools for images and text
  • Burn and update data discs
    Burn data to discs and update previously burned discs by adding and removing files and folders.
  • Back up your data to single or multiple discs
    Back up your valuable data to one or more discs. Single backups can span multiple discs. Restore your backups in a single easy operation.
  • Rip and burn music
    Rip music from CDs and burn music to audio CDs and MP3 discs on CD, DVD and Blu-ray in a variety of formats.
  • Burn movies and photos to DVDs and data discs
    In addition to the new slideshow DVDs you can author and burn video DVDs, Video CDs (VCD), Super Video CDs (SVCD) and data video discs. Video files are automatically converted to the necessary formats.
  • Copy CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs
    Just insert a disc, select Copy and you’re ready to burn.
  • Create and burn disc images
    You can both create and burn ISO, CUE/BIN and Ashampoo’s own special ASHDISC image formats.
  • Erase rewriteable discs
    Quick and easy erase functions for reusing rewriteable discs.
  • Expert burn functions for full control
    Burning experts can create modified copies of existing discs (read in data structure and make changes and additions) and burn discs of all kinds with full control of all main configuration options.
  • Label Designer
  • Point-and-click label design
  • Ready-to-use themes – just enter your title data
  • Import track data from your disc
  • Design and create:
    • Disc labels
    • Booklets
    • Covers for jewel cases, slim cases, DVD and Blu-ray cases
  • Add your own backgrounds, text objects, images and data tables
  • Fast alignment and editing tools for images and text

NOTE: As Mario and Amnesia pointed out in the comments of the post on Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 Advanced, the only differences between Ashampoo Burning Studio v9 (the paid version from Ashampoo’s website) and Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009/2009 Advanced/2010 is v9 can author DVDs and create slideshows while 2009/2009 Advanced/2010 cannot.

To get Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010, follow these steps:

If you already have Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 or Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 Advanced  installed, first be sure to uninstall them (preferably using RevoUninstaller) because ASB09 and ASB09A install into different folders than ABS10 and can co-exist side by side. In other words, installing ASB10 will not remove ASB09 or ABS09A automatically so you must do it manually.

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 officially works on Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Unofficially, I have it running in Windows 7 just fine.

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Make sure to leave “Get fullversion key…” checked. You may also want to consider unchecking “Create ‘The-Page.com’ desktop icon”.

  • After installation the registration page should open in your browser. If it does not, visit it by clicking here.
  • Enter your e-mail address and click “Send”:

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Take note when you register, you are automatically signed up for Ashampoo’s regular e-mail newsletters. If you don’t want the newsletters, you can manually unsubscribe from these newsletters after you registered by logging in via MyAshampoo, going to “Subscribe service letters”, and unchecking the ones you don’t want.

    • After you have registered, go to the inbox of the e-mail you entered and look for an e-mail from “Ashampoo <MrReg@ashampoo.com>” with the subject of “Your registration – Ashampoo® Burning Studio 2010 (F_asv_ru) (English)”. Open the e-mail and find the registration code inside:

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    • If you have Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 still open, go back to it and select “Enter Key” at the “Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 Trial Information” window that should be open (if you do not have ABS10 open, open it and go to “Internet” -> “Buy/Register…” and the “Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 Trial Information” should open):

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    Enter in your registration key at the next window, hit “Register”. You may have to manually type it in instead of pasting (it wouldn’t let me paste for some reason).

    • Enjoy your fully registered, never ending copy of ABS10 installed! Excellent free Nero alternative.

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    59 comments

    1. paul george

       Hello,
       
       I am Paul George, I am ill and would die having been diagnosed with
       cancer disease. I want to distribute my funds to charities in your country
       through you. Please respond for more details.
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    2. joa1

      As usual, great work! Thanks Ashraf!…
      One thing that is odd… “Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009/2009 Advanced/2010 is v9 can author DVDs and create slideshows while 2009/2009 Advanced/2010 cannot.
      so… 2010 lacks one essential feature which was removed from the 2009 version? the possibility to author DVDs?… hum… weird… why would they do that? lightscribe is great but i have other programs that offer that… on the other hand… if you go to Ashampoo’s website, BS 2010 says it can author:
      “The main focus of this premium version is even better authoring capabilities for building video and audio discs using the latest formats. HD and Full HD video (720p and 1080p) are now fully supported for Blu-ray discs, and all the encoding is handled by Ashampoo Burning Studio 10. All the authoring tools have been overhauled and the video encoding quality is even better than before. You now use the same new integrated editor for building DVD and Blu-ray video disks with menus. The program also starts more quickly and is generally snappier to use.”
      What gives? Does BS 2010 author DVDs or not?…

    3. Jeff

      I tried downloading it with IE 8 and with Download Accelerator Plus. Neither can complete the download and Accelerator Plus is unable to even resume the download. How can I get this?

    4. normofthenorth

      I miss the comparison with “free alternatives” that you always include with GoTD reviews. I know that this is already free, but so are GoTD offerings, really.
      I’ve got ImgBurn and it’s working fine, and I’m wondering if this does anything that ImgBurn doesn’t. (I think it’s also free right now from store.v3.co.uk .)

    5. Gil

      I must be missing something here. Clicking on the promotion link above takes me to a page in German. I was able to download it in English, but the part for “Get Full Version Key” was never displayed on that one screen.
      Any suggestions to install this software?

    6. zack

      hey Ashraf, just wanted to say thanks for all the effort you put into your helpful studies. I have been  rebuilding computers for people since i have been laid off and you have helped me a lot with your reviews at cnet and here for setting up people with freeware after new os installs. I spend countless hours staring at my monitor also. one partition has about 50 programs install exes & have gotten much better since following your reviews. Thanks again   You rock!

    7. Joji

      Hey Ashraf, what’s the difference between this and Burning Studio 9?

      I don’t get it… but is it the 0.01 difference?

      9 is newer than 2010 right? ‘Cause Burning Studio 9 is 9.21 and the screenshot is 9.20…

      ~Joji~

    8. John Lynn

      Recently started to save some of the video files to cd/dvd’s. The ammount of codex types, types of files, cd formats, file formats, is mind boggleing. Is there a written documentation on different extensions for videos, and their strengths and weakness. Would like to know what and sizes you can burn on cd/dvd/blu ray cd’s that dvd players can read. This ashamopp burning studio does not handle the .avi files? Seems there are endless questions. When you have video_ts folder it is full of files with .bup, .ifo, .vob files. Where is the well written white papers/manuals for all this. Thanks

    9. Sherwin

      I have downloaded and installed ABS 2010 today ff ur instructions…everything went well without any hassle…tnx so much

      “Enter in your registration key at the next window, hit “Register”. You may have to manually type it in instead of pasting (it wouldn’t let me paste for some reason)” …

      That’s funny ‘coz I was able to copy/paste my reg code

    10. nganchaihou

      @Alfan (35):

      Hi Alfan,

      I just registered with Ashampoo and the email I got from them is in German language. The email did not have the key and provide a link that will take you to its product registration page. And what’s more, the reference in the email is for German version of the Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010! Please help!
      I wish the installation of this Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 is as easy as the article made it to be…

    11. Bruce Fraser

      @Ashraf:

      Ashraf: For-Free-On-Internet.com are asking readers for opinions on the best disk imaging software. I was going to write a post, pointing them to your EXCELLENT review. I was further going to point them to this article and you giving credit to them as your source, to demonstrate that you have shown at least a glimmer of good will towards them. But then I discovered that you deleted their name from this post! [even after your reply said you WOULD credit them]

      C’mon, all of you: you are behaving like little boys. It’s time to grow up!

    12. alfran

      Hi nganchaihou:

      Something went wrong..i guess.

      Anyway,there is no catch.You get al the free versions with keys. I advise you to make an account,for there you can always retrieve your keys.The software can always be updated..!!!

      Just be prepared for a lot of promotional email, however it is sometimes very interesting: i.e. i bought Photo Commander 7 for just 7,77 euro’s.

      It is very user-friendly software,i can recommend it.
      Btw,i am not assiociated with this firm in anyway,in case somebody is wondering.

      Have fun.

    13. Ashraf
      Author/Mr. Boss

      @Sibill: Sibill,

      That v9.12 is not really different than the v9.10 you get from ComputerBild.de – it still does not include the features of the commercial Ashampoo Burning Studio such as dvd authoring and slideshow creation.

    14. Maddog

      ABS 2010 = 9.10.5956 same with advanced version if you have abs 9 and have updated to the latest version i.e. 9.12 don’t bother with either of these its called going backwards :-)) P.S. all versions from 9.10 support lightscribe …. if your hardware does :-))))))

    15. Ashraf
      Author/Mr. Boss

      @Maddog: If you bought v9 do not worry about 2010; just updated v9 to v9.12 via Ashampoo’s upgrading feature or w/e they have. You see Ashampoo’s naming scheme is weird. The v9 you buy from Ashampoo actually has more features than this 2010 you can get for free. If you want to get even more technical, 2010 is actually just v9.10.

    16. Ashraf
      Author/Mr. Boss

      @Ron: I warn people against that. That ABS v9 promo is not legit; it is not for the general public (which is why I have no posted about it even though that “promo” has been floating around on the internet for a while). Only ABS10 is.

    17. Ron

      @Bruce Fraser:

      The link to “For Free on Internet” also features a promo for the latest share product, Burning Studio 9. I bought the upgrade about a month ago and feel it’s a nice step up from ABS 8. Version 9 includes a video editor as well as a DVD ripper. Version 8 only rips DVD’s. Worth checking out.

      Ron Moore

    18. Ashraf
      Author/Mr. Boss

      @Ian: Hmmm. That is a hard call indeed. ASB10 has more features than StarBurn (as far as I can remember) but StarBurn is a lot more lighter on resources. To be honest I don’t know. You decide =D.

      @Ozzie: You are welcome.

    19. Ian

      Hi there Ashraf,
      Love your website, never miss an article.
      Question. If you were to compare ABS 2010 to Starburn v12, which would you prefer? I picked up the GOTD of Starburn and love it. But if ABS is better, I’d consider that. Thoughts?
      Thanks for all your hard work.
      Ian

    20. Ashraf
      Author/Mr. Boss

      @Bruce Fraser: The difference between dotTech and other websites is one simple fact: on dotTech we don’t just say we have high ethical standards; we show we have high ethical standards.

      Man I could be a politician.

      On a serious note: others can do what they want for their websites, but I will always hold dotTech to high standards… even if that means linking to… well, you can fill in the blank. Why ruin what we have here because of something out of our control.

    21. Bruce Fraser

      Ashraf,
      I held my breath until the very end of your article. There it was: credit to For-Free-On-Internet.com.
      Good for you to do the right thing. There’s been more than enough nasty sniping between them and you (although not much recently, thank goodness).

    22. Ashraf
      Author/Mr. Boss

      @Abu Ahmad: Wasalaam.

      It is definitely better than ABS2009 and ABS2009 Advanced. However the question is “is it worth the upgrade”? Well if you have ABS2009, yes it is. If you have ABS2009 Advanced it is if you need Lightscribe.