The results are positive. I completed without a problem a two hour VHS home video transfer.
The steps I used are simple. I insert a VHS tape, I open the Roxio software and select Record, Edit and Save. I then select, Start a new project, I then select the red record button then I press play on my VCR. When the video is done, I stop the recording and select the white arrow at the bottom right of the page. I then select Computer and finally Export.
There is obviously something wrong with my windows 8. But now that it works on my less powerful Windows 7 computer I am happy. I will now start transferring the sixty or so VHS home videos to digital formats. I will also visit this site for editing steps soon.
I can’t thank you enough for your help.