Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: function keys don't work windows 7 ultimate

16 May 2014   #1
lida80

win 7 ultimate-64bit
 
 
function keys don't work windows 7 ultimate

Hello
My laptop is Hp-pavilion dv6-core I7,but function keys don't work in windows 7 ultimate.
I can't find any useful driver for that.
All help is appreciated, Thanks for reading.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 May 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. You need to Download the HP Quick Launch Software ..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did these key work with Windows 7 Home Premium?
Did they ever work after installing Windows 7 Ultimate?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 May 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

If the Function Keys still do not work after you have Installed the Software .. Read the Link below ..

Disable The Fn + Function Key Combination on Certain Models | HP® Support
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2014   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. You need to Download the HP Quick Launch Software ..
No!!!

HP Quick Launch is one of the most useless apps of all HP bloatware, also known for its bad compatibility. As a long time HP user with almost exclusively HP products, I ask each and every HP laptop user to forget this software. If you have installed it, please do yourself a favor and uninstall it as soon as possible.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lida80 View Post
Hello
My laptop is Hp-pavilion dv6-core I7,but function keys don't work in windows 7 ultimate.
I can't find any useful driver for that.
All help is appreciated, Thanks for reading.
The function keys on HP laptops (as on almost any laptop) have two functions, the normal Windows function like F1 for help or F5 to refresh a browser page, and laptop's own control functions like volume plus or minus, dim display and so on. Selecting between Windows defalt function or HP laptop's specific function when an F key is pressed is done with the Fn key.

The examples below based on HP Envy series laptop, other HP laptops might have slightly different terms and HP specific functions used. BIOS setting in question on Envy laptops is called Action keys. Depending on if Action keys is enabled or disabled in BIOS, the function keys work as this:
  • Action keys disabled in BIOS
    • Pressing F key performs its normal Windows function, for instance F11 switches browser to kiosk mode (full screen, no menus and addressbar)
    • Pressing Fn + F key performs an HP laptop specific function, for instance Fn + F10 disables WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Action keys enabled in BIOS
    • Pressing F key performs an HP laptop specific function, for instance F10 disables WiFi and Bluetooth
    • Pressing Fn + F key performs its default Windows function, for instance Fn + F11 switches browser to kiosk mode (full screen, no menus and addressbar)
Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Many thanks for the input Kari ... HP is about the only Computer Model i have never owned ..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2014   #7
lida80

win 7 ultimate-64bit
 
 

Did these key work with Windows 7 Home Premium?yes
Did they ever work after installing Windows 7 Ultimate?NO
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2014   #8
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
HP Quick Launch is one of the most useless apps of all HP bloatware, also known for its bad compatibility. As a long time HP user with almost exclusively HP products, I ask each and every HP laptop user to forget this software. If you have installed it, please do yourself a favor and uninstall it as soon as possible.
Hi Kari

Would you please explain the exact consequences\issues of installing quick launch software ?. I never experienced any issues by installing quick launch but when someone familiar and experienced with HP machines is advising to not install it, there should be some known issues which i am not aware of.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2014   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

For the first, it really is totally unnecessary, sitting there, being of no use eating both memory and resources.

For the second, on my Pavilion series laptops which I do no longer have but which I have had several, Quick Launch was quite often the culprit when analyzing BSOD logs.

Third, this being of course only a subjective opinion of an experienced user (experienced regarding both Windows OS and HP computers), every application that does not add any functionality is useless. Both default Windows functions, as well as HP specific functions for each F key can be used without Quick Launch application. Also, the other function of this application, to open user selected application with a button, can be done with Windows shortcut keys.

Give me one example of how you use the Quick Launch application, I'll show you how to use the same function without it. My recommendation to users of all HP computers (applies to any other PC label with pre-installed OS) is to get rid of all these "special" applications and do a clean install instead, using an original Microsoft Windows install media instead of the one delivered with the PC. See this tutorial: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2014   #10
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

In years of daily use of many different HP laptops, never experienced any problems whatsoever using QLB. Got some functions I do not need or want, but uninstalling\disabling it results (in my experience) in an effective (and very unwanted) killing of any specific screen brightness control keys. BTW, used qlb on xp, vista, w7 homepro up to enterprise, w8, w8.1, w8.1.1, zero problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 function keys don't work windows 7 ultimate




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Function keys don't work after clean install
On my Sony VAIO I reinstalled windows after some problems and now my brightness Fn keys don't work, display output, hibernate or any others. How can I make them work? Thank you Sent from my iPhone using SevenForums app
Installation & Setup
Function Keys Wont Work With iTunes
My function keys (or Fn Keys) will not work with iTunes when it's in it's toolbar mini player. The function keys work perfectly fine with it when iTunes is not in the toolbar mini player and is windowed. Any reason why?
Software
Function keys wont work after samsung update
hello, im new to the forum. would someone be able to help me, i have a samsung np550p5c i kept getting popups of samsung updates and it did my head in so i updated them. they were about 7 updates and the ones i could remember were a bios, sound and graphics update. when the updates were...
General Discussion
how do a make the function keys work
i recentley bought a asus n43j and i can't figure out how to use the function keys; i tried simply presing it and usin ctrl+alt+the function key but to no reaction. please help
Performance & Maintenance
Can't use Function keys
I just got a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7. The book that came with it talks about Windows Vista. I've tried pressing the "Fn" key then the F(1,2..) key. The F(1,2..) key , then the "Fn" key. No matter what... nothing happens. What am I doing wrong. When Best Buy was "optimizing" it, did they...
General Discussion
arrow keys don't work with auto scroll function with wi
I use the auto scroll feature on my mouse frequently to browse web pages. Before upgrading to win 7 (and ie8) when activated I could scroll using the arrow keys on my keyboard. Since upgrading the arrow keys no longer work. You can only scroll by moving the mouse itself. That function is very...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App