Help with installation of 112D and Writing to DVD

I am very new to the world of creating CDs/DVDs. I just purchased a Pioneer 112D OEM version online. I believe it does not come with any accessories/cables/instruction manual.

Can someone help me with what I will need to get started with writing - what do I need to setup and install (Nero ?) and what accessories will I need. What is a good site to buy Nero for less ?

I am planning to use it as an external drive with my PC (win xp home) and laptop (win 2000). Will that work fine ?

Thanks for your time and all the info !

It normally comes with a short instruction sheet.

If not, check the pioneer websites.

Start burning by using Imgburn.