Well, the title says it all, really. I have a HDR-CX155 handycam, and the included PMB (v.5.0) used to play without a glitch on my old winXP Pro SP3 box. Unfortunately, that box now sleeps with the fishes, so I had to go out and buy a new one. I opted for Win7 PRo 64-bit (woe me). I tried installing the bundled PMB, and then tried installing the newest PMB I downloaded from Sony (v 5.8). In both cases I get the same behaviour: the installation runs smoothly, up until the installer tries to "Apply the standard settings". There, it says "Inspectng the current video environment" and never proceeds - it's currently in that state for about a day, so I think it's safe to say that it has hung.
Moreover, I tried installing PMB on a virtual machine (windows XP mode). It installed without a glitch, however I am unable to import the video files I have, because the VM is not recognizing the attached camera as a camera, but rather as an external disk, and I can't for the life of me find where I can tell PMB (on the VM) that this is actually a camera and not an external disk.
Any help with either of these issues is greatly appreciated, as I have a boatload of data on the camera, that's been sitting there for more than a month now.