Since I upgraded to Windows 7 I have been missing the HP Quick launch buttons feature on my HP Pavilion dv6000 special edition laptop (dv6875se).
I tweeted about it and fellow Techie buzzer Clif Sipe gave me a working solution, so here is a post that will show you how to get HP Quick Launch Buttons working in Windows 7.
Step 1: Visit HP.com in your web browser and select support & drivers from the menu.
Step 2: From the available radio buttons select Download drivers and software (and firmware) under Step 1. Under Step 2 enter the product number of your HP laptop or PC, in my case it was dv6875se (you will find this under your laptop or the serial number sticker on your desktop). Once you have entered the product number click on the Go button.
Step 3: In some cases HP will display a list of laptops/desktops that match yours select the one that you have to go to the driver page. In cases where you entered the exact product number it will take you directly to the drivers page.
Step 4: In the available list of operating systems click on Microsoft Windows Vista for 32-bit Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit) for for 64-bit Windows 7.
Step 5: Scroll down till you see Driver – Keyboard, Mouse and Input Devices, in that list click on the link HP Quick Link Launch Buttons to download the drivers.
Step 6: Install the downloaded software and the quick launch buttons will become functional again.
I tested this out on my laptop and everything works perfectly fine.