Quick Launch Buttons?

Hewlett-packard / Ze5300
March 30, 2010 at 02:32:12
Specs: Win XP , 3.368 GHz / 4095 MB
What do you use to reprogram the quick launch buttons at the to of the keyboard only the internet button works it launches a web browser how do you customize what they launch or do?

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March 30, 2010 at 04:51:58
If the keyboard came with the HP computer, the drivers should be installed already. Go to Control Panel / Keyboards and right click the icon and choose Properties. See if it gives you the options there. If not, you will need to look for the keyboard driver disk and install the drivers from there.

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March 30, 2010 at 12:10:26
Drivers are all installed its a laptop(ze5300) device manager reports all hardware installed correctly. I just performed a system format and reloaded windows but driver are all up to date

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March 30, 2010 at 14:16:54
"I just performed a system format and reloaded windows but driver are all up to date "

XP doesn't have the drivers built in for most things that first came out after XP was first released, circa 2001, and it doesn't have some of the drivers built in for things made before that.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

Load the main chipset drivers first.

Load everything applicable for your ze5300, available in the downloads for the model at the HP website.

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March 30, 2010 at 14:53:00
I used a XP Pro SP3 (Jan 2009 version) and all the north and south bridge chip sets were installed correctly, only thing was the lan and graphics card, oh and COM1 witch is still missing.

I let it do what it could then ran windows update immediately and downloaded just the hardware section. Like I said everything installed I've been repairing computers since I was 12 but this is just got me. I'm going to try to uninstall the chip sets and get the chip sets drivers from HP and not Microsoft.

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March 30, 2010 at 15:25:37
As far as I've seen, it doesn't matter which SP updates are built in, regarding detecting the main chipset features properly - that hasn't been upgraded as far as I know since the first XP version.
If the main chipset first came out after 2001 or so, load the main chipset drivers anyway. If they've already been installed, the main chipset drivers installation will tell you that - if you get no message like that, they haven't been installed.

NOTE that you must get laptop main chipset drivers if you get them from the maker of the chipset's web site - they have support for laptop only devices built into them.

There should be something in the HP downloads for the keyboard that sets up the software for the extra buttons.

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March 30, 2010 at 18:11:23
I'm in that section now all they have under keyboards and mice for this model is Synaptics Touchpad Driver and I already installed that.

Also for this model HP does not have any chip set drivers either! Go to the chip sets manufactures website or?...

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March 30, 2010 at 20:06:46
Look at it's specifications (a.k.a. System Information) and find out which main chipset it has, then go to the maker of the chipset's web site and download and install the main chipset drivers. If there are separate main chipset drivers for laptops, load those rather than desktop main chipset drivers. E.g. Intel has them separated.

Unfortunately, I've seen a few cases where HP includes drivers and/or software for things in it's original software installation for a model that it has no downloads for. You might find the software for the keyboard elsewhere on the HP web site, or in the Win 2000 downloads for the model.

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March 30, 2010 at 20:57:07
Isint there a universal quick launch button application where I can set them to do whatever I want? Wouldn't that be easier? Maybe not made by HP or something.

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March 31, 2010 at 07:34:09
Since I don't know which specific ze5300 series model you have, I searched the HP site for ze5300 -
23 products:

I picked the first one - ze5300CTO (Configured To Order)

Software downloads ze5300 CTO for XP:

There are two versions of what you were looking for for XP, one for 2000.

Notebooks One-Touch Buttons Support Software
VERSION: 1.00 Rev. D
April 25, 2003

Pavilion Notebooks One-Touch Buttons Support Software
VERSION: 1.00 Rev D
April 24, 2003

Product specifications
HP Pavilion ze5300 Notebook PC series

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March 31, 2010 at 13:46:51
Oh no! I had no idea what CTO meant so I did not bother seeing how it did not say it on the bottom. Thanks I will try this!

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March 31, 2010 at 14:54:01
See the Product specifications link.

You need to determine which specific model you have, from the info on the laptops' HP label.

I didn't look at all the possible models, but all the ones I looked at had Intel P4 D or P4 cpus and ATI video in their specs, and an AMD main chipset going by the software downloads, which had only the AMD AGP drivers. I haven't found the name of the AMD main chipset otherwise.
Sometimes HP (or Compaq) has both Intel and AMD main chipset mboards / models in the same overall series.

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March 31, 2010 at 15:33:17
I got it, the CTO section had the quick launch button drivers, my model is exactly what I said 5300 or I would have said 5307-5395 :P

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April 1, 2010 at 11:51:46
There are two ze5300 specific models.

Quote the part number - the part of it before the #

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