Install easy cd creator first, don't worry about whether it recognises your cdrw or not. Next install the update you say you have on disk, finally go to the roxio site and download the latest update, install it and that should be that. The update should recognise the version of easy cd creator you have and install the update. If you can't install the update then its because the roxio update does not recognise that you are eligible for updates, if this is the case go back to Time and see what they say. By the way if I remember rightly you will have to restart the system after each installation.