I resolved the issue myself it seems...
I found this on another forum... VERY helpful http://forums.techgu...reator-7-a.html
I searched Roxio's Knowledgebase and found this:
Unable to uninstall software through Add/Remove Programs
The information in this article applies to:
Easy Media Creator 7
Applicable Operating Systems:
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
You are unable to uninstall Easy Media Creator 7 successfully using Add/Remove Programs
Files required for uninstall to be successful have been moved or deleted from the system.
1. Download the Windows Installer Utility
a. Log on to the internet.
b. Go to the following website: http://support.micro...kb;en-us;290301
c. Click on the link titled, "Download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility package now"
d. Choose "Yes" to save the file to your hard drive. As a save location, choose your Desktop.
e. Click on "Save".
2. Install the Windows Installer Utility
a. Close out of any open applications.
b. Double-click on "msicuu2.exe" which should be an icon on your Desktop.
c. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
3. Run the Windows Installer Utility
a. Click on "Start" and select "All Programs".
b. Look for "Windows Installer Cleanup Utility".
c. Once open, you will be presented with a window. Locate Easy Media Creator 7, highlight it, and select "Remove".
Easy Media Creator 7 should now be removed from your system.
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it must be a common problem if Roxio has it in their support articles.