|Nero * MIGHT be compatible with Windows 7. I know none of the components of Nero 7 are.|
That said, try removing Nero. You should get a choice to repair or modify. Choose modify and select not to use that portion of Nero. You should always install Nero that way anyways. There are components that you probably don't want to install.
I checked the Nero site after haing problems with Nero Essentials 7 and found Nero 9 is Windows 7 compatible. Don't know about 8.