When I tried to rip a disc using Exact Audio Copy on Windows 7 x64, I found it kept crashing as soon as the rip tried to start.  Bummer.

Remembering the previous times I’ve used EAC, when you click a button to start a rip, it asks you where you want to save the ripped files.

Turns out if you set EAC to save into a predetermined location instead of asking, EAC manages to rip perfectly fine!

So, here’s a step-by-step guide to stop it crashing:

  1. Open Exact Audio Copy.
  2. Go to File > EAC Options.
  3. Click the Directories tab.
  4. Instead of “Ask every time”, choose Use this Directory, and pick a directory of your choosing.

    • I personally use:
      C:\Users<Username>\Music\Extracted
  5. Click OK.

That’s it!  Good luck.