The new version of Nero is now available for purchase and/or download. http://www.nero.com/enu/nero8-introduction.html Hard to believe but it is just as bloated. You would think Nero would have made some changes to the install process to give you more control over what is and is not installed. You still have no say on whether or not Nero Scout is installed; and by default it is enabled. The service for Nero Scout is also enabled (it can easily be disabled but that's not the point). It seems portions of Nero Home are also installed regardless if you choose to install it or not. No clue what is new with the new version besides a new look SmartStart. A 15-day trial is available.