Thanks Jim I am out at the moment I shall take a proper look at the error logs and install logs when I get get back. The only reason why I ran compatibility mode was as a last resort as I tried tried everything else apart DX9C which I didn't have time to do before I had to go out.
I need yo go through the install logs to try and determine what is causing this. My gut feeling is telling me me that this is DX9C related because it stops at this point.
I shall check it out later and let you know the outcome. Thank you Jim for your support.
Installing Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2 on Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Clean Install Not Upgrade)
As an IT Technician, they normally say don't follow your gut as it can sometimes be wrong. Well I would disagree with the experts because 98% of the time I am correct. Annoying, at times yeah!... I had a good idea the cause of the problem was DX9 or more commonly called DirectX 9.0 related. I downloaded dirextxsetp and installed DX9.0 and then installed Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2 again and the installer looks to see if DX9.0 has been installed and it skips past and carries on with the installation and installs the software without any issues. The problem with issues like these, is trying to pinpoint who is responsible for not allowing Roxio to download an install DirectX 9.0. As an IT Technician I would hesitate to suggest the cause of the problem is related to RNXT Pro 2 because looking through the install log it looks as though Roxio is trying to download and install DX9.0c but DX9.0 has to be installed first which RCNXT Pro 2 is trying to install hence the reason why the installation fails to install the software.I have only tested this on a clean install of Windows 8.1 and not the upgrade. I don't know if this is happening with Windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade, I would hesitate to guess that it probably is because in principle this is the same but an upgrade instead.
First of all you need to download DX9.0 dxwebsetup.zip
1. Install DX9.0 then Finish to close the installation
2. Install Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2 as normal, it should install fine
If all goes well Roxio Creator NXT Pro 2 should install fine without any errors or issues with the installation.
WARNING Please bear in mind this is for Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (clean install only)