Ok, I finally stopped procrastinating and bought a serial # for my OEM Nero. It was version 5.5.8 or something, sorry for my mistake earlier.
When I entered the serial # into my OEM Nero, it still wouldn't recognize my new Buslink LiteOn 52x24x52x CDRW. So I uninstalled the OEM Nero version, and then installed the demo version from Nero.com.
After punching in the serial #, I was able to access both of my CDRW's on the PC.
I'm really impressed with the response time from Nero - only about 15 minutes before I got the serial #. As a precaution I burned a CD-R with the demo file and the serial # just in case I need to reinstall it.
I also downloaded Nero Vision Express, and am going to try to create VCDs of my photos.
On another topic, how come my Easy CD Creator version 4.05 doesn't require serial # registration? I've been able to use an OEM version for my Teac USB 1.1 CDRW, my 12x10x32x Cendyne/Lite On CDRW, and other CDRW's that I've bought and tried?
Incidentaly, the Cendyne 12x CDRW was bought in 4/2001, and it cost $129 at CostCo, and had the burn-proof feature. Amazing how much cost has gone down! The Cendyne was meant to be used with Nero, as it came with Nero 5.0. However, I was lazy, and use the already installed EasyCD Creator 4.05 on my PC with it, without ANY problems! I love Lite-Ons