Lightscribe icon does not show on Nero 7 essentials

Nero 7 essentials works great. I upgraded for $4.99 as a post on another web site said that was all I would need to get my Lightscribe to work. It still doesn't work.

The problem is that I can run Nero 7 E and make the disk etc but when it comes to print on the disk, I do not have the option - the Lightscribe ICON is not one of the options to print. It prints on paper just perfect.

I have downloaded Lightscribe software again but no change. I notice in a couple of YOUTUBE.com videos it says to run "setup" in Lightscribe etc. I never found that option so I guess it is not properly installed into Nero.

Any suggestions would be greatly helpful. Dan C at dgcoleman@bellsouth.net
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  • Hi Dan-

    The use of LightScribe and Labelflash requires the full v7.

    Since v7 hasn't been available for around 4 or 5 years, I don't know how you would have been able to get it for $4.99. You could get the v7 update for that price but, with your serial number, you would still have an Essentials version.
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  • Hi Wither 1:
    I guess I used the wrong word. I "update" my existing Nero 7 essentials for $4.99 which, according to a web site post, would allow me to use Lightscribe.

    So, I guess what you are saying is that I would have to run "Labelflash" (not heard of that) with the "full v7" and I guess the updated Nero 7 Essentials is not the "full v7."

    This is turning out to be more than I had hoped.
    Dan
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  • Would you provide the url for the web site post that gave you that information. The official v7 update is at nero.com.

    All updates for v9 and earlier are the complete program (full version). However, when you have an Essentials serial number, you won't have all the capabilities of the complete program. An Essentials version is typically provided on things like new computer hard drives or optical drives. It has limited capabilities compared to a full version. The capabilities are determined by the original equipment manufacturer.

    To run either LightScribe or Labelflash in any version of Nero, it has to be the full version.
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  • Here is the URL.
    http://forum.my.nero.com/index.php?sh...
    So, it looks like the answer is that if I really want to use Lightscribe, I must purchase a new Nero program.
    Doesn't seem worth that considering I need it for 4 disks now and will likely need it for same next year.
    I guess I don't understand what happened as I used this about 2 years ago (Nero with Lightscribe) and it worked great but now it will not work. I still have my original Nero disk so maybe I will clear out my computer and install the "old" software and see if that will work.
    Dan
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  • The link says pretty much what I said except that Infohelp said that Lightscribe will work with an Essentials version.

    The latest CoverDesigner manuals indicate otherwise. However, in looking at the v9 help file, it indicates that the Essentials CoverDesigner has all the features of the full version. I would guess that it's the same in v7 but I didn't look at the v7 manual. So, it appears I'm wrong.

    A way to test it would be to download the free CoverDesigner and give it a try.

    I have a feeling that reinstalling your old software, as you mentioned, might be the best path. In the link, Infohelp suggested the same thing as I did- download the v7 update and use it. However, the download is no longer free.
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