After installing Nero 126.96.36.199 I discovered some Windows components don’t quite work anymore… the two I can think of off the top of my head are:
-Scanners and Cameras Wizard (multiple errors)
-CD Burning Wizard (will fail when it tries to burn the disc)
Uninstalling Nero will not fix these problems! Initially, I did a system restore to fix it. This kind of thing makes me want to do a little digging into the real cause of the problem. By snapshotting the registry before and after installing BackItUp, and diffing the files, I have determined the following:
-The BackItUp installer is what breaks Windows. If you don’t install BackItUp, this doesn’t happen.
-It does so by removing the IStream, ISequentialStream, IPropertyPage, and IPropertyPageSite interfaces from the registry. These are shared windows components that any application could need. :Z
This is a BIG bug in the Nero installer. There is no reason any installer would need to remove or modify these interfaces. The following registry script will restore the interfaces if they have been removed. Change the extension from .txt to .reg to import it.