If you do a custom install, you can choose not to install the add-ons, such as the Lord of the Rings game.
Once it's installed, the driver is always running. If you want to open the program, you should have an ATI icon down by the clock, or you can go to start-->programs-->and access it there.
The icon to launch CCC is not in either location. A point of clarificaition......I could not get my TV tuner to work in Media Center. A friend recommend me not using Media Center and use CCC. Will Media Center not working, will this affect CCC. If it does, I still do not understand how it would cause the install not to show up in the program list or have an icon located on the desktop.