thanks again for the help
when i metioned nero software (i meant the whole bundle that i got with my drive which does include InCD program.
my concern was peaked by two posts on the subject by Ian:
"You go to Add Remove Programs and choose media player 7.1.
This will start up the installer and ask you what components you want to uninstall. Choose the Adaptec one and go from there. Let me know if you have any questions"
then went on to say in next post (same thread):
"I just uninstalled the plugin. I don't burn from Media Player anyway.
I have had some problems with InCD 3.xx. Especially the later versions. Removing that plugin has helped a lot."
to cfitz: i know i am being overcautious, and i appreciate your time; youve answered all of my ???. just been through too many uninstalls and troubleshooting, wanted to get it right the first time to save aggravation.
windows seems very concerned with the order that things are done in order to work properly; and if i do have problems, uninstalling seems to leave stuff all over my drive to potentially conflict with current or future software
the link i posted is relevant to me (forgot to mention that i have mediaplayer 9 latest release cantidate installed) which it does have a run command to delete the adaptec software. because i had burning problems with my last cdrw drive i tried mp9, to see if it would fix my problems but it did not) i normally dont use beta stuff but wanted to avoid having to have to buy a new burner
in a way i guess it is a convoluted way to get rid of the adaptec software since i couldnt find any instruct for removal of it for mediaplayer 8 (just 7 & 9)
that was not the original intention, but hey
im also thinking that mp auto update will just try to reinstall the adaptec . there is also a reg hack at the same site just below the adaptec removal instruct, to permantly disable it from being reinstalled. anyone out there try it?
also the comments made by Ian are from jan 1 1970 (real dates would help me with figuring if things might have been potentially fixed from a particular date)
cfitz you mentioned that some InCd probs were fixed with some ver of xp? do you think that maybe these reg hacks are unnecessary if i have sp1 (ie the problems were fixed in the update)?