To be clear and fair, I have an earlier version of Cakewalk Music Creator (2003) that did not install -- similar experience to the others that have posted here. Like others, I was lured-in by the affordable price. I also experienced difficulty isolating customer support. About me: I'm an IT Software Test professional who chases down & resolves software bugs for a living, with almost 20 years PC experience to include troubleshooting, repair, upgrade, with some building and programming, too. Not to boast, but to let you know I am not some newb who can't cope with PCs. :-)
I came to the reviews section cuz I still need some music software and figured, you know, it's affordable and the issues should have ironed out by now, ya? But, instead, I found a wealth of horror stories that enabled me to steer clear, save another $40 ...and what... helped me realize that maybe springing for some other product for $100.00+ mite actually equate to money saved, in this instance.
I'm grateful to Amazon.com ( a great company, indeed ) for the customer reviews service...goldmine here.