Thanks for the reply.
I uninstalled Nero, ran the clean tool, ran Ccleaner and then installed the Essentials. Essentials basically works, but the Nero Application List does not include Essentials. Furthermore, this Nero 9 Essentials disk only contains a watered down list of applications. It does not include Burning ROM, Wave Editor, Sound Trax, Recode and PhotoSnap Viewer. If you go to the "Check for Updates" list of installed programs, Express Essential is not there, either. If it was there, I would still have to update, and this process has been error prone in the past.
The LabelTag instructions are clear and specific as to how to load the disk. If everything worked the way it should we would be trading a full, updated version of Nero 9 for a rinky-dink OEM version just to get the LabelTag feature. Then we would have to go through the error-prone activity of updating all the applications.
This LabelTag venture between LiteOn and Nero seems to be ill conceived. All they had to do is come up with a simple patch to add LabelTag to the existing software. I really had no driving need for LabelTag, but since I was getting a new system with a new optical drive I thought I might as well try it. I'm going to try a LiteOn forum and see if there are any answers.
Anyone have any ideas?