Photoshop: Lighting Effects lights don't turn on

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Looks like everything is working (well that's an exaggeration...) but the lights don't turn on...what's up with that?
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Sidney Davis

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Posted 4 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Sidney,

What OS/version are you on? Are you video drivers are up to date?
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Sidney Davis

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Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1. The Device Manager indicates the following:
INTEL HD Graphics Family; Driver Date 5/23/2011; Ver 8.15.10.2405
AMD Radeon HD6700 Series; Driver Date 4/19/2011; Ver 8.850.0.0

When I run Driver Update Windows says drivers are up to date. So what should I do?
Thks Jeffery for your help...
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Chris Cox

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You really need to update those video card drivers (from Intel and AMD) to pick up the past 3 years of bug fixes...

The drivers from Microsoft are years out of date (as you just found out).
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Determine what video card you have and go directly to the manufacturers website (nVidia or ATI/AMD) and download the latest driver: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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Sidney Davis

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Thks...I have updated drivers and a quick check indicates that the lighting effects feature is working properly.

I appreciate your help. I think that MS needs update its instructions re. chking for latest driver downloads. They indicated all was up to date....

Sid