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Dell :: XPS M1730 LightFX And Windows 7

Although I doubt many people use it, I still find myself attracted to the LightFX plugin when playing music. It makes things more entertaining =-P

My issue is that in Windows 7 when I use LightFX Plugin 1 or 2, the lights simply 'flicker' really weakly. They don't change color or anything. LightFx3 works fine.

I was wondering if anyone has had a similar issue and has been able to fix it? Does anyone know where maybe an updated version of LightFX is available? (it's nightmare to track down!)

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