i use Mixmeister Express and also have Nero 2016 and had no issues with Win 7 Home Premium (64-bit). My CD/DVD drive is listed in Device Mgr with no problems reported but the DVD portion of the drive doesn't recognize when a DVD is in the drive. Mixmeister says CD-R engine unable to initialize while Nero WILL write to CD. i previously had to install the GEAR driver to resolve the issue in Mixmeister so i assumed this would solve the trick but it hasn't so far...any suggestions? (i have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5128 laptop).