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Lightscribe CD Burner

I have the HP Compaq Desk top computer and the lightscribe CD Burner. I could previously burn my labels by clicking on sonic and download my music and use the CD labeler program to put in the song titles and artist names. I had to recently use the recovery program on the computer, but after recovering programs and rebooting, when I went into Lightscribe labeling program instead of coming up with sonic Express labeling, it wants to open with Surething labeling program which will only allow me to print out paper labels. It is my understanding that the recovery program should restore my computer to the original factory specs. I can burn templates and music, but not titles, artist and song times. How Can I correct this.?

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Try and reinstall the sonic program if you have it. it sounds like the computer did not have the sonic software on it when you bought it, so it would have been removed when you restored your computer.

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I have a Superwritemaster dvd/cd duplicator with lightscribe capability. But I can't get the lightscribe to work. Help!

>You need to install the drivers for Lightscribe; if you don't have them Google Lightscribe HP and you should find them on the HP website. Then you need a disk label burning program that runs Lightscribe. has a good one, I think HP also has a basic one.

Sep 26, 2013 | Samsung Super-WriteMaster SE-S164L DVD?RW...


LightScribe Disc Burning

How to burn a LightScribe Disc.
You need to download The Light scribe Template Labeler.
You can get it here.
Pick your Platform. ie Windows,Mac,Linux
you can get Designs from here.
Install the Template Labeler
You now need to insert a LightScribe Dsic Into the drive (Lable side down)
Now go to start and left click on the LightScribe Template Labeler Program.
On the first window you'll get an option to do not show again.(your choice)click ok
You are now in the labeler program.
pick a Template
You can download more Templates from a link centered near the top of the screen.
click next at the bottom of the screen.
The next screen you can edit your slected Preview and Print when your done editing.
The next screen you can slect your color of choice and the drive as well as print options.
On the bottom right your estimated burn time will be displayed.
click print near bottom right.
Hope this helped.

on Jun 03, 2010 | HP DVD 740VI 16X16 Dual Layer LightScribe...

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Where do i go on my computer to start the light scribe prgram and print? i have a DELL xps with 6 Gig of RaM running windows Vista

You can download the Lightscribe software directly from Lightscribe:
This software package contains all the software need to burn a label on a Lightscribe disc.
Happy Computing, Myridom

Mar 05, 2011 | LG Slimline Ext 8x DVDRW LightScribe...

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I don't know how to copy the item from a DVD and burn to another DVD. Would you explain? Then, How do I write on the DVD? it's light scribe.

I'd like to suggest information directly from the manufacturer of LightScribe - HP,
(Don't forget to use HP LightScribe disks. They are the only ones you can use to burn to, and use the label marking feature)

Under the heading - LightScribe Basics, (In Red), click on -
1) What you need
2) The steps for burning a label
3) LightScribe quick tips

Oct 20, 2010 | HP CD & DVD Burners

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I've installed my lightscribe dvd/cd burner the only disc that came with it was nero 7 essentials i installed that but i cant get it to run the lightscribe when i put the disc in on the side to burn a cd...

You need to use a disk made for Lightscribe. Lightscribe technology was developed by HP.

Look at your local store that handles CD's, and DVD's, and look for the Lightscribe disks.

More information about Lightscribe,

Oct 22, 2009 | QPS Que! Fire CD-RW Burner

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I get a message "No lightscribe software installed Computer: HP Pavillion a1022n

You Need This Software (Click Here)
and this software (Click Here)
This is system software and a simple labeling program. it is all free and i use both of these on my computer. These are links to the offical website.

Sep 28, 2009 | HP LightScribe dvd640i (DVD640I)...

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LightScribe installed properly, but not seen by other software.

Software problem with NERO and Surething LightScribe. Didn't see the "LightScribe' option in thier software.

Droppix Lightscribe software worked fine.

Dec 28, 2008 | HP LightScribe dvd640i (DVD640I)...

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I am trying to figure out how to use the lightscribe DVD's, how to put a graphic on the DVD?

As long as you have a lightscribe drive it's really simple. Burn the disc as usual, put in upside down, ie label side down and using the lightscribe program burn you image to the disc.

See the site for the latest program and templates etc etc.

We use ours all the time and it is like magic, especially if you use colour lightscribe discs.
Cheers, Rob

Dec 28, 2008 | HP LightScribe dvd640i (DVD640I)...

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Why Can't I get my computer to print Lightscribe labels

Try going to and using their program. It works really well for me

Dec 23, 2008 | HP LightScribe dvd640i (DVD640I)...

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