Could not see anyone else with this problem, so here goes…
Have been running 126.96.36.199_eng with no installed toolbar for some months and all was fine.
Decided to upgrade to the enhanced version as I wanted to play with the new toys, and having paid for it… etc.
Fist of, using Nero-188.8.131.52_eng_update.exe, the software said it needed to uninstall the older version after warning me a restart may be required. It started, then just vanished.
Restarted PC, nothing.
Tried to reinstall again, and it bounced out with the message “Unable to access file association manager” and then told me no modifications before finishing. Left files all over PC. Cleared them out, eventually.
Tried installing from the full Nero-184.108.40.206_all_update.exe.
This time, “The installed version of is not compatible with Nero7. Please update or reinstall before you install Nero7”. No idea as to what " " is, is very unhelpful.
Is it a Nero file/program or something else?
The only files I cannot get rid of short of nuking the machine are in - C:\program files\common files\ahead\lib and are MFC71.dll, msvcr71.dll, and NeroDigitalEXT.dll
I can’t for the life of me get rid of them and so there is no way of knowing whether these are the culprits or whether something else in the registry or another installed program has caused it.
The latest version to install successfully is v220.127.116.11
Have asked AHEAD to help, but heard nothing yet.