Awhile ago I posted a thread mentioning that when I use View NX to apply metadata, the data is unstable. I reinstalled View NX hoping that that might solve the problem. It remains unstable. Having decided that there is nothing I can do about View NX's unstable metadata, I decided to try using Capture NX2 to apply it. I am now realizing that I am having the same issues with NX2 that I've had all along with View NX. My wife is a very methodical person pertaining to computer usage, so I asked her to follow along to ensure that there isn't something I am doing wrong that is causing the issues. She is also amazed at the instability of the data. She sees star ratings of two or three stars inexplicably appear even though my workflow employs the use of only five stars or no stars. She sees the crazy dialog box that tells me that I'm not authorized to make the change (despite that we have only one user set up on Vista and that user is the administrator.) After applying metadata, she sees the dialog box that asks if we want the changed data to be saved and the results are the same whether we select "yes" or "no." This is just crazy. I am very close to completely giving up on Nikon software with regard to metadata and am curious if anyone else is having this problem.