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Here's a link I found w/ instructions on how to get the macro keys to work in Windows 7 if anyone is having problems.
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=56375

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Originally Posted by mspector
I had the same problem here. Then I started trying some things and I got a workaround. Now it's working in my Windows 7 x64.

For Windows 7 32-bit users, just replace the folder Driver64 for Driver on step 2 (if needed, I think you can just skip step 2 if your Windows is 32 bits.).

All that is needed is to enable XP compatibility in Elixir Alchemy executables. To do so:

FIRST OF ALL: Go to Task Manager (Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, click Start Task Manager) and in the Processes tab, finish the processes Control.exe, option.exe and traicon.exe.

1) Go to C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Alchemy Elixir (or the folder where you installed OCZ Alchemy Elixir drivers and program);
2) Go to the Driver64 folder. Double-click DPInst.exe and install the 64-bit driver. This may take a while.
3) Go back to the previous folder (the one in step 1), right-click Control.exe and select Properties. Go to Compatibility tab, enable "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select Windows XP (Service Pack 3). Click OK.
4) Repeat the steps described in #3 for option.exe and traicon.exe.
5) Double-click each of the executables above to start them or restart Windows.

It's done. Your macro keys are working nicely now. However, I do really hope that OCZ develops a brand new and more functional version of Elixir Alchemy controls that works perfectly with Win7.

Cheers!

Edited by Gabkicks - 10/29/09 at 10:04am
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thank you SO much.
    
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This is very strange. The above mentioned fix worked for me but after carrying it out I started to get weird typing artefacts, like if I type 'about' it comes out as 'abouwt'. Had this kb for more than a year and this never happened to me. Weird. I'll try to reinstall it now.
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After trying to reinstall the keyboard the problem remains, but I also found that interestingly it somehow remembered the compatibility settings and the hotkey were working. This sucks. I was very happy the hotkeys were working but now I have this stupid problem. Argh.
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I was able to uninstall the driver and revert to my old funtion where the hotkeys don't work but it also doesn't have typing artefacts. The media keys actually work perfectly though (even with winamp) so that at least makes thing somewhat good.

I have seen other people with the typing artefact problem even when just installing the driver and not making the above changes. OCZ said they will not fix the problem. If anyone has any solution so I can get the hotkeys to work please let me know. Thanks!
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