Hi all I kept getting this persistent Nero Patent Activation wizard approaching, now since its linked to an EXE file located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Shared\NL3\NeroPatentActivation.EXE, I renamed the file to .BAK. EXE files have to have a link or registry entry to tell them when to execute and have a reference point. I manually altered the Registry to remove all reference to this file. Since then no annoying popup or nag screen has appeared. Simple but effective.