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Windows Hot Start/Media Buttons

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#1 simonrjnash


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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:20 AM

My laptop came preinstalled with Windows Vista so upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium when it was released, since then an issue has persisted but has not been sorted, just lived with it,

My laptop a: Toshiba Equium A200-26D has six media buttons above the keyboard, since the upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium the only button that launches from the desktop is the Internet button (which is fine).

The button next to that used to launch a media application such as Windows Media Player when pressed (Vista Installed). Since Windows 7 has been installed it has no function at all. When pressed it does not respond, is there a way to sort this so it launches Windows Media Player again or even iTunes?


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#2 bludgard


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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:17 PM

Hi, simonrjnash.
It seems to me that you need a driver to activate these misc. keys/features.
I went to the support site for your machine and there are two that look promising; Utilities and Value Added Package.
As I am not familiar with your machine, it may be worth browsing the site on your own to acertain the correct drivers required. If the driver is not issued for Windows 7, you may be able to run the setup in Compatibility Mode; I have had to run certain drivers in XP SP3 Compatibility Mode on Windows 7 installs on older laptops to get certain devices to operate.


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