Hope some of you tech guys can help me out. Got a freind who bought an HP Athlon system last year with an HP burner (ok, I know it's a repackaged burner....Teac or NEC I think) but here's the problem he seems to be facing. He's under the impression that he can ONLY run the HP burner WITH the Roxio software that apparently came with the system. As far as I know, it's not an HP BRANDED version of Roxio, just plain application. Now, first off...is this illegegal to make hardware that ONLY runs on "propietary" software from ANOTHER COMPANY?? And 2nd, do any of you have any ideas how he can get the burner to work in XP using other programs like Nero (my fav) and such ?? He seems to be having REAL problems getting the thing to work outside of Roxio and he's tried just about everything I can think of, and he got NOWHERE with HP tech support !!