Hi MoonlightDesirez I have a lightscribe CD-R/RW,DVD-R/RW in my computer you dont have to use the lightscribe CD , DVD's if you dont wont to. You only have to have them if you wont to burn a label on to the CD or DVD that is what the lightscribe dose. To do the lightscribe you use a different program than the one you use to burn a CD or DVD so you can buy the lightscribe one and just buy the lightscribe CD's or DVD's if you wont to burn a label on to it auther wise just buy the regular CD's or DVD's and use them.
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