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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC: Media Keys on HP Keyboard Not Working

22 Jul 2009   #1
RSK24

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Windows 7 RC: Media Keys on HP Keyboard Not Working

The multimedia keys (play/pause, next, eject,...) on my HP keyboard are not working, the only keys that do work are the three volume keys. Also I have a media center remote that came with my computer that does work for all the functions including play/pause. Can anyone help me fix the media keys on my keyboard?

Thanks in advance.


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27 Jul 2009   #2
mbmalone

Windows 7
 
 

My DV9000 is having the same problem

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RSK24 View Post
The multimedia keys (play/pause, next, eject,...) on my HP keyboard are not working, the only keys that do work are the three volume keys. Also I have a media center remote that came with my computer that does work for all the functions including play/pause. Can anyone help me fix the media keys on my keyboard?

Thanks in advance.
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29 Jul 2009   #3
Cyberwolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Visit HP's website and download the driver set for your keyboard. Input your PC's model number on their support section and it will list a bunch of drivers. Your keyboard should be one of the options. At least that's how it was when I had a HP branded PC.
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01 Sep 2009   #4
kelceycoe

windows 7 pro rtm
 
 
it works

As tested with :

Original HP Multimedia Keyboard Driver Version: 1.0.7.1 on Windows 7 Professional RTM

*Driver Update Notes:

The temporary files can be found by typing "%temp% in the Windows Explorer address bar or Run command, access the folder with the .tmp extension created the time you extracted the files (it no longer starts with a "{" sign).
The driver installation files are found in the "src" folder.

The driver installs the generic keyboard drivers in C:\HP and the multimedia drivers in C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\KBD. You can use this information and additional information found in the KBD.bat file in the "src" folder to verify the installation was complete in addition to using the keys on your keyboard.

Alternatively, you can use the driver that can be found on your HP recovery disc set you should have created. Insert the first disc (I think you want the src folder) and you'll see a list of folders that start with "APP..". You can copy that folder to your desktop and run the appropriate Install.exe from there to install the drivers shipped with your system.
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29 Jun 2012   #5
freedomdoc

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

I have an HP dv7 running 64 bit Win7, and I found that you can access the top row of function keys with <shift> F5 (for example). This is also needed in legacy DOS games like Doom.
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