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Should I remove LightScribe System Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,968
United States Rank #6,620
Reach 0.0616%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.47 days
633.49 days >
Average installed length: 332.85 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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LightScribe System Software

What is LightScribe System Software?

The LightScribe System Software (LSS) is required for proper operation of your LightScribe system. Updates are released regularly to support new hardware or recently introduced LightScribe CDs and DVDs, and will ensure optimal and reliable operation of your LightScribe Labeling system.

About  (from LightScribe)

A LightScribe-enabled optical drive. Although LightScribe technology makes use of existing hardware, additional hardware and firmware components are required to enable LightScribe labeling. LightScribe System Software; this is very similar to a device driver but is specific to LightScribe commands. Each hardware manufa...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named LSSrvc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 27.59 MB (28,929,989 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lightscribe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{582287DA-0806-4AC0-BF19-C15E3A466034}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LightScribe System Software

Program executable:LSSrvc.exe
LightScribe Service
Signed by:Hewlett-Packard Company
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
Additional files:
  • LightScribeControlPanel.exe (by Hewlett-Packard Company) - LightScribe
  • LSCAPI.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Company)
  • LSDrComm.dll
  • LSLauncher.exe
  • LSLog.dll
  • LSPrintDialog.exe - LightScribe Print Options Dialog
  • LSPrintingDialog.exe - LightScribe Printing Dialog
  • LSPrintLauncher.dll
  • LSPrtEn.dll
  • LSRunOnce.exe
  • LSSMsg.dll
  • LSSProxy.dll
  • LSSrvc.exe - LightScribe Service
  • QtCore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • LSLauncher.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'LightScribeOnArrivalAP' with the ProgID of 'LightScribe.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'LabelLightScribeDisc.
  • LSSrvc.exe runs as a service named 'LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service' (LightScribeService) "Used by the LightScribe software components to support 3rd party disc labeling applications using the LightScribe COM Application Programming Interface (LSCAPI). This service needs to run for LightScribe direct disc labeling to work.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • LightScribeControlPanel.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'LightScribe Control Panel' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005907812%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00041771%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017307%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,426
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove LightScribe System Software?

You can uninstall LightScribe System Software from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program LightScribe System Software, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove LightScribe System Software.

Win Vista (SP2) 72%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 86.16%
Windows XP 7.00%
Windows 7 6.34%
Windows 10 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 74.90%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.15%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.99%
  France 8.10%
  United Kingdom 5.96%
  Italy 5.42%
  Germany 4.82%
  Canada 3.28%
  Spain 2.41%
  Sweden 1.87%
  Australia 1.67%
  Belgium 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Finland 1.07%
  Norway 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 94.25%
Dell 0.96%
Intel 0.78%
ASUS 0.78%
American Megatrends 0.70%
Acer 0.17%
Sahara 0.17%
Toshiba 0.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 27.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 17.36%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 10.86%
HP G60 Notebook PC 10.24%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 7.48%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 7.39%

Publisher URL: www.lightscribe.com


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