Get HP Quick Launch Buttons in Windows 7
By on September 18th, 2009

Since I upgraded to 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 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.

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  • Dave Mazzetti

    I’ve just been to the HP support site and the only driver listed is for the Synaptics Touchpad – there are none available for the quick launch buttons. My laptop is a Compaq presario C500 (C504EA). However, even though I had to uninstall the quicklaunch buttons software before windows 7 would install, I didn’t uninstall the drivers. The touchpad now shows as an ‘unknown device’ in device manager, yet the buttons themselves are working as they did under Vista.

  • Ernst Malifer

    great for you, recently, I installed 7 64bit pro on my dv4 1222nr, the buttons works but i need the exact drivers, hp support site still has incomplete drivers for my 7 laptop…

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  • http://twitter.com/rsmota Barao

    I know it's an old post, but you can find the windows 7 drivers at hp.com now :)

    • p

      How do you switch off the annoying quick launch buttons on the HP G62?

  • Gilda E. Kurcz

    Haven't had a chance to review yet toroughly. Am actually seeking the HP & BING Toolbard which disappeared from my desktop.

  • Dj.ole

    I tried this method but it doesn’t fix the problem, at least on my HP pavillion dv9780

  • hoang

    Do the buttons work when you update ur system to win7 service pack1?
    Mine dont, those buttons go wrong…

  • shakir

    hy i have HP dv-6 1390ev. n my quick launch buttons are not working since few dayz. i tried every thing on ma laptop even restoring to couple months back bt still not working. i tried chking on the website of Hp bt still none of the drivers helped. now i m so much busted and angry that i try every option available on the net and the backup i had b4. bt till now nothiing.. actually “HP sucks…”

    cn anyone please help with the issue… i m really pissed n cnt help it

    • Ruben

      Check the services.

      On keyboard press WINDOWS KEY + R
      Services.msc
      Click OK
      Find the Quick Launch service.
      Right Click on Quick Launch service.
      Properties
      Startup: AUTOMATIC
      Click OK

      Start the service

  • Ruben

    Check the services.

    On keyboard press WINDOWS KEY + R
    Services.msc
    Click OK
    Find the Quick Launch service.
    Right Click on Quick Launch service.
    Properties
    Startup: AUTOMATIC
    Click OK
    Start the service

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  • andrew

    tried FAIL!! epic FAIL many many times over and over again!! DV7 1428ca downloaded the drives new and old unistalled and re installed everytime even extracted to a different location and ran install again but still nothing… AGGRAVATED!! done all of the suggestions online and from HP but nothing works! probably the worst thing about HP and their proprietary hardware… the drivers NEVER work….

    windows 7 pro 64bit 2.20ghz AMD Turion 8 gb ram 120 gb SSD 320 GB stock HDD

  • carilmore

    thank you so much for your help! : )

 
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