I don't use Roxio, and don't have a clue where I put my disks, but I did buy it and did register it back then, and I see it registered when i sign into Roxio.com.
Now for some unexplained reason, when I use some programs including iTunes, Picasa, and Rinse (for iTunes cleanup) I get a dialog titled "Roxio CinePlayer" that reads "Please wait while windows configures Roxio Cine Player Gathering required information..." it shows a green progress bar at around 55% and then spawns a second dialog box also titled "Roxio CinePlayer" that reads "The setup must update files or servies that cannot be updated while the system is running. if you choose to continue, a reboot will be required to complete the setup. OK Cancel".
If I pick cancel it just keeps coming back. If I pick OK it closes that dialog and opens a new dialog box also titled "Roxio CinePlayer" that reads "The feature that you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'CP.MSI' in the box below." and the source path/file that is pointing at is: "C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local\Temp\WZSE0.TMP\CINEPLAYER_53\"
The I see "An installation package for the product Roxio CinePlayer cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'CP.MSI'
I was not trying to install this! I installed it 3 or 4 years ago! I wasn't even trying to use it! WTF?
if I search my computer for CP.msi I do not find it.
If I run CinePlayer or Roxio Creator 2010 they work just fine as far as I can tell.
This is on Windows 8.1, on a machine that was upgraded from 7 a few months ago. I have no idea why this started now.
How can I stop this from happening!
I search the forums and see lots of rambling responses, and nothing that looks like it's from Roxio. I am not interested in downloading registry cleaners or other dubious 3rd party software. i just Roxio to tell me how to stop their product from having this problem. (Or more likely, some other helpful and smart user to give me some advice.)