So I tried the "clean" installs, blah blah and was coming up first with "insufficient space on c: while I had over 200GB free on C). So I did a system restore just to get the danged program back on C, because it was NOT going to let me do a clean install. I guess the only time I'd recommend a clean install and messing with the registry is if you don't have something like Ghost or Norton Save & Restore. If you are counting on Windows going back to the state before you tried to fix something, forget it because it doesn't touch the registry, so you need IMAGE backups to rely upon, and that completely restores the entire drive, registry and all, and you lose any changes you made since your last backup (mine does incrementals twice a week).
So the only way to get the program back onto the drive was the restore, and then figure it out for myself. The steps below are simple, uncomplicated, and you do not have to mess with your registry nor spend the rest of your natural life trying to get the program to work as it should.
This is what I did and it worked: If you downloaded the two big files and saved them, which I hope you did, this will solve your problem:
Take those two files that you downloaded and have them in a separate folder (I hope you have some other space than C, such as USB/firewire drives). Take the installation file (not the content file) and extract those files into that folder.
Then go to control panel (this is XP Pro OS) and "add remove programs". Go down to your Roxio files, and one by one choose "change" and then "repair". When it comes to the Roxio 10 suite one, it will say it is looking for this .msi file...simply browse over to the files you just extracted and look in the folders one by one until you come to the right one. I forget which folder it was...but then it continues the repair. I just checked out all the components and it works fine.
Edited by IMD, 07 April 2008 - 07:56 AM.