Just to clarify, our company CdCoverSoft (the makers of AudioLabel Cover Maker), and Hewlett Packard (the makers of LightScribe hardware and software) are not affiliated.
Hewlett Packard (HP) produced LightScribe hardware and software from 2004 until 2013. In 2013, Hewlett Packard discontinued the production of LightScribe drives, stopped developing LightScribe software, and also took down the official LightScribe website (www.LightScribe.com). This means that any LightScribe software produced by Hewlett Packard will display 404 Page Not Found errors because the LightScribe website is gone. Regardless of the 404 errors, the software itself should work just fine.
Although Hewlett Packard discontinued LightScribe, they left behind 2 pieces of free software than anyone can download.
1. LightScribe System Software – Used to control your LightScribe drive (required for AudioLabel).
2. LightScribe Template Labeler – Used for designing LightScribe Labels.
Your computer most likely came pre-installed with LightScribe Template Labeler version 18.104.22.168 which was produced by Hewlett Packard. You can still download a free copy of LightScribe Template Labeler from various websites (just do a Google search for LightScribe Template Labeler 22.214.171.124).
Our company produces AudioLabel CD/DVD Cover Maker which is used for designing and creating LightScribe labels as well. Although you need to purchase a license for AudioLabel, the extra features and flexibility in LightScribe design make it worth it in our opinion. AudioLabel has never been pre-installed on a manufacturer’s computer, so If there was a full version AudioLabel on your computer, it would have been from the previous owner.
As a side note, AudioLabel Cover Maker and the LightScribe System Software are both compatible with Windows 10. The LightScribe Template Labeler software is only compatible with Windows 7 and below.
Hope that helps.