According to the Nero 11 page, Nero 11 supports all modern Windows operating systems, including Windows 7. And according to Microsoft, software that work on Windows 7 should work fine on Windows 8 as well. So, that means Nero 11 should work fine on Windows 8 but it doesn’t! In fact, you can’t install Nero 11 on Windows 8 Or windows server 2008/R2 When you try to install Nero 11 on Windows 8, you get “Nero requires that your computer is running Windows XP at least SP3, Windows Vista with at least SP1, or Windows 7” error.
Running Nero 11 setup in compatibility mode doesn’t help either.
Users who have a legal copy of Nero 11 and can’t live without Nero 11 on Windows 8 may want to know a possible workaround to install Nero. If you are one of the early adopters of Windows 8 and missing Nero 11 on Windows 8, then you’ll be glad to know that it’s possible to install Nero 11 software on Windows 8 with a simple workaround.
Step 1: First things first. Download your copy of Nero 11 from here. You may need to provide your email address to download a trial copy from Nero web page. Users who have a copy of Nero 11 on CD may skip this step.
Step 2: Run the setup and proceed until you get “Nero requires that your computer is running Windows XP at least SP3, Windows Vista with at least SP1, or Windows 7” error. Click Ok button to cancel the installation.
Step 3: Open Run dialog (use Windows + R keys). In the Run dialog box, type %temp%and press enter key to launch Temp folder.
Step 4: Here, locate the folder named NeroInstallFiles and copy the folder to your desktop (or any other location).
Step 5: Open NeroInstallFiles folder and locate nero.mmstrial.msi file. Do a right-click on the file, select Properties. Switch to Compatibility tab, and then select Run this program in compatibility mode for Previous versions of Windows option. Click Apply button.
Step 6: Now run nero.mmstrial.msi file and follow the normal installation procedure to install Nero 11 on your Windows 8 PC without any issues. Do note that you need at least 5 GB of free disk space on your Windows 8/Windows server 2008 drive to be able to install Nero 11.