My (D:) drive on the laptop only shows up if I insert a disk, and then it shows up on my Desktop as 'Roxio Burn'. Does that make it a Burner? As I've said - I'm VERY NEW to all of this and slowly learning.
As for the printer, I like the idea of having the ability to store pics right onto a CD/DVD from a memory card via the printer, but unless I'm misunderstanding the Lightscribe feature, what really appealed to me was being able to 'etch' or 'inscribe' photos and text right onto the top of the DVD/CD itself - elminating the need to write on it with a sharpie. And having the photo etched (or silk-screened) onto the top of the CD/DVD is a nice way of letting you know what type of photos are held on it.
For the most part my problems have been solved. I was able to hook the new printer up (Via a USB Cable, I should add) to my computer system upstairs (which runs Windows XP), and it is still functional with my laptop and iPod Touch (via the WiFi) for basic printing purposes! The software that came with the printer is compatible with Windows XP so I ought to be in good shape for using the Lightscribe feature now. Haven't tried it yet - but I'm planning to do that today after I read up on it a little more. I have never done anything like this nor have I ever experienced using Lightscribe DVD/CD's. We'll see how it goes!