I bought a Lite-On LDW-851S, which was bundled with Nero 5.5, from NewEgg.com. The drive itself works flawlessly with some other DVD recording software I have, but I needed to burn a specialized CD, and set up Nero 5.5.
The problem was that Nero wouldn’t see the drive - only the virtual recording device. After some checking, I discovered that the burner wasn’t officailly supported until a later Nero 5.5.x dot-release, so I downloaded that. Now it sees the drive, but says it wasn’t the one with which it was bundled.
So here’s my question - did Lite-On bundle the wrong version of the Nero with the drive, or did NewEgg pull some sort of switcheroo (either accidentally or on purpose) that has made my Nero install worthless?
It looks like my only options right now are to download and purchase an install serial number for Nero 6, but that sure seems silly given I received my copy legitimately - no pirating going on here. I just want to burn a CD, and had this notion Nero could do it for me.
Any suggestions? Or am I out of luck?