Nero Scout: Do not want.

So I made the stupid mistake of letting Nero install Scout. Now instead of taking 30 seconds to start up, it takes nearly 3 minutes. Yeah, thanks Ahead. And I loved the way your config app asked me if I wanted to enable auto-updates, to which I clicked no, and then when I asked it to manually check for updates, it turned on auto-updates too but didn’t update the checkbox until the next time I switched to that tab.

To disable Nero Scout:

Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> Cmd; if you don’t have a ‘Run’ option under your start menu, sucks to be you), and enter (or right-click on the little ‘C:\’ icon top left of the window, Edit -> Paste) the following commands (the first or second may fail depending if you have Nero 7 or Nero 8, but it’s safe to do both):

regsvr /u “%commonprogramfiles%\Ahead\Lib\MediaLibraryNSE.dll”
regsvr /u “%commonprogramfiles%\Nero\Lib\MediaLibraryNSE.dll”
net stop NMIndexingService
sc config NMIndexingService start= disabled

Don’t worry about “NMIndexStoreSrv” – that will go away once you reboot.

But you’ll now have “NMBgMonitor” running, use “msconfig” (Start -> Run -> msconfig) to remove this from the startup list.

Alternatively, you can reinstall Nero and this time don’t say “yes” when it asks if you want to install Nero Scout :)


A hate when a good product goes bad. I guess I’ll have to stick to Roxio, unless they’ve started doing stuff like this.

Sounds like an Adobe in the making.

For simple burning of data or audio cd’s I use a freeware product called CDBurnerXP

Great, simple product, doesn’t install any crapola, etc. Love it.

nero I have problems every time i try to use it ….long time ago called them said i needed to upgrade . now thay say Nero Scout need to up grade why do thay keep putting junk on the market that will not work.or makes a mess of your cpu? I do not like NERO

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