Just wanted to share my experience with installing Nero on windows 7. My clean install of win7 has been severely corrupted by a store-bought version of Nero 9 which should have been safe. It isn't. The only version of Nero that will work with Windows 7 is 9.4.26. The store-bought version I had was 9.0.2.x and was registered to work with Vista, but did not mention anything about Win7. It doesn't work. The loader mostly goes OK, but in seizes control of file associations, corrupts Kaspersky databases, and does not load in a timely fashion. Nero provides a "Clean Tool" to uninstall and clean up after it, but it's nearly useless - it does not restore the file associations, nor does it remove all the directories from Program Files or all registry entries. Not only that, I seem not to be the administrator any more! Yet you must completely remove Nero before installing the updated version 9.4.26 which is the ONLY one that will work with Win7. No earlier version (8, 7....) will work either. You can only get this version as a download from the Nero site (link: Official Nero Forum) and it includes Backitup which is also a source of many problems. If you have a current licence for Nero 9, you will be able to install the updated version using your licence number. The Nero forum has a few tips on this - it is likely to be a problem for many users as I know a lot of XP friends using Nero plan to upgrqade to Win 7. Good luck, all!