Cheers all! I put together a new rig, and decided to install 7. Device manager correctly has the dvd running happily along - I can write and burn - no worries. However: No matter what I have done, the drive is not recognized as Lightscribe capable. I have tried the various methods mentioned on these forums, and a few other places. The drive is Sata, and at least in another fellow's case, the Sata drive has not been Lightscribe recognized, but the IDE one is. I'm not terribly wonked about this: I just thought it would be cool. Any thoughts from others who might have some insight into the Sata HP dvd1170i and Windows 7?