Thanks for the reply.
First point is that I haven't got the installation disc yet, I have seen them for sale on ebay with Sonic Digital Media + for XP
& Roxio Easy Media Creator for XP & Vista on the same disc.
I mailed the seller to ask whether Sonic would load on Vista & he has just replied yes, but I am a bit dubious.
I want Sonic for making up music CDs, photo storage DVDs, copying film DVDs etc
I have only had Vista for 2 days & I am wading through it as the instructions are non existent.
I found Sonic easy to understand & use. I made up a disc of photos yesterday,for example, & I had nothing to tell me how much room was left on disc.
I know that I will get used to Vista eventually, but I just lost a lot of work when a backup disc I made before formatting went belly up & I want to get started replacing it.