I think you may have missed mvallevand's point, Slim. He isn't asking for something for nothing.
No, I didn't miss it. Perhaps I overstated my point. Let me try again: Perhaps he is expecting too much (or more than I do) for a little (something marginally removed from nothing).
I have the same situation also. The Dantz Retrospect and Nero bundled with the Yamaha burner (now in my daughter's PC) won't burn to my Memorex (LiteOn) drive. The Nero bundled with the Memorex that won't burn to my 52x32x52x LiteOn when I get it off the floor and into the box (no, it really doesn't look like Hoxlund's bedroom). However, that drive and the Verbatim (LiteON) (Verbatim now in my son in laws PC) drive both are bundled with the Express version of Nero which I recall Craig saying that would work anywhere.
And yes, I can understand the annoyance of the multiple installation with my Nero 6 on one bootable partition while retaining 5.5 on the other until 6.x settles down. OTH, that is my purpose of the 2nd HDD with a bootable partition, to work with "beta" software and precluding it from disabling my machine without a backup.