You didn't reveal why you didn't use what came with the HP. Maybe there is more to this story like this is an used laptop?
I have recently got a hp compaq note book. I was recommended to buy Verbatim discs to burn. I have bought a 50 disc pack of DVD-R discs and I have tried two burning software Nero and Shampoo but I still cannot burn the discs. Have i wasted my money a choice of 2 + or - and I have buy the wrong one. PLEASE can somone help me. Thanx