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Should I remove LightScribe System Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,762
United States Rank #5,104
Reach 0.0514%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.97 days
323.70 days >
Average installed length: 170.08 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


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 28.73 MB (30,121,146 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lightscribe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DA9DAC64-C947-47BA-B411-8A1959B177CF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LightScribe System Software

  • LightScribeControlPanel.exe (by Hewlett-Packard Company) - LightScribe
  • LSCMHT.dll
  • LSImSE.dll
  • LSMCtr.dll
  • LSPrtEn.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Company)
  • LSTrMp.dll
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • LSCAPI.dll
  • LSDrComm.dll
  • LSLauncher.exe
  • LSLog.dll
  • LSPrintDialog.exe - LightScribe Print Options Dialog
  • LSPrintingDialog.exe - LightScribe Printing Dialog
  • LSPrintLauncher.dll
  • LSRunOnce.exe
  • LSSMsg.dll
  • LSSProxy.dll
  • LSSrvc.exe - LightScribe Service
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
  • msvcr71.dll
  • 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' (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:1.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0129688229%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00648441%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00648441%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:165,818
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:44 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:36 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove LightScribe System Software?

Quickly and completely remove LightScribe System Software from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 58%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 70.22%
Windows 7 17.87%
Windows XP 8.17%
Windows 8 3.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 62.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.89%
Windows 7 Professional 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.98%
  Canada 3.81%
  France 2.66%
  Germany 2.19%
  Italy 1.52%
  Spain 1.14%
  United Kingdom 1.14%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Australia 0.95%
  MA 0.86%
  Malaysia 0.67%
  Austria 0.57%
  Brazil 0.57%
  India 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 95.65%
Dell 2.01%
Acer 1.00%
Common models
Compaq-Presario FQ582AA-A... 9.16%
Compaq-Presario NC696AA-A... 6.72%
HP-Pavilion NC686AA-ABA a... 6.52%
HP-Pavilion FQ565AA-ABA a... 3.05%
HP-Pavilion FQ619AA-ABA a... 2.85%
HP-Pavilion FQ563AA-ABA a... 2.65%

Publisher URL: www.lightscribe.com


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