This evening I attempted to use my son's laptop since it is a more advanced one. I installed Roxio VHStDVD, firewall and av disabled, and gave it a try. When I was trying to capture, it says it had to switch back to colr scheme basic, consequently it said the software wasn't compatible and it stopped. This was exactly the same as the problems I had with the desktop. The only difference is that thye desktop has Windows 7 and my son's laptop Vista. It looks like I have to cope with my old laptop that has Vista but somehowe it looks like there is a compatibility problem since I have the same problem on two different computers.