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Lightscribe not showing up

I have Nero 7 that came in a bundle with a LG external DVD driver/writer. The copy right date on the disc is 2002-2007. I have installed this to my windows 8 computer but when I try to find the lightscribe option it isn't there. I know this software is dated but is there any way to get the lightscribe to work? I have this external drive that should be able to etch LS discs but can't figure out how to go about getting it to work. Please is there a driver download that you can send me? I can't find anything on your site and I'm afraid to download from an untrusted site.
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    Hi Christine,

    As Nero 7 is not compatible with Windows 8, there is a high probability that it won't work, though using "Windows compatibility mode" *might* help.

    As well as the Nero software, you do need the LightScribe software too, as you have mentioned.

    This LightScribe download site is reported as "Safe" by Norton Internet Security, so it might be worth a try, I scanned the LS_Update_1.18.27.10_.exe file also with Norton, and it is all clear :

    http://lightscribesoftware.org/lights...

    Version: 1.18.27.10

    File Name: LS_Update_1.18.27.10_.exe

    File Size: 11.70 MB

    Notes: Windows 8 OS classic (non-Metro UI)

    Release Date: 14 March 2013

    Requirements: LightScribe Enabled drive and media. LightScribe Labeling Software.

    I've never used Lightscribe myself, but I think Wither (A very experienced forum member) may have used it - so he might give you some more tips on trying to get it to work ...

    p.s.

    See page 55 of this Nero 7 help file:

    http://ftp6.nero.com/user_guides/nero...
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  • Christine,

    Just thought ...
    You could download the latest Free copy of Nero Cover Designer from here:

    http://www.nero.com/enu/downloads/

    Down the page a bit under "Nero Free Tools" ...

    "Nero CoverDesigner"

    It does have the Lightscribe selection options in it too, and it does run on Windows 8.

    So maybe in conjunction with the Lightscribe software found in my first reply, and the free copy of Cover Designer, you will have some luck.
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    Thanks Lucky Phil that worked. Now lets hope the machine will actually work. At least I can try before just buying a new one.
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