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Vista to Win7 - HP Pavilion's useless Buttons-Fn Keys
I sure wish someone would figure out how to hack the registry, .dll or whatever it is that might make use of the HP 'QuickPlay' button so that it works 'when users actually want it to'.
Then even greater is if someone also figured out how to get the 'QuickPlay' button to open Windows Media Center.
I've read that there are utilities and/or programs available that sort of reverse engineer hardware button pathways (so users can make a key or button do what we want).
Of course this would require figuring out how to readily disable and re-enable the 'shoot yourself in the foot' design style of the QuickPlay 'button', eg; it's the only 'button' that envokes the exceedingly slow and irreversible process whenever users merely wish to wipe off dust or fingerprints.
The only other wish item, would be that the two non-functional Pavilion Fn shortcut keys would once more function, ie; Fn+F1 (system information) and Fn+F2 (help & support).
Note as things stand right now, ie; after wiping partitions and the dv4-1030ee Pavilion, installing Windows 7 Pro (Windows 7 Pro OEM Systems Builder) and some HP's drivers and/or softpaq's, I really can't complain about MS's Windows 7 and/or the Pavilion.
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|21 Mar 2010||#2|
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The function button drivers for laptops are always a bit hit and miss for a "new" OS, For example, on my own Acer Aspireone netbook everything works except the volume buttons .
Hopefully in the fullness of time HP will release Windows 7 optimized drivers for your system, until then my only suggestion is to try installing the latest drivers you can get, in vista compatibility mode if needed
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