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compaq armada 1750 hotkeys

i found a comaq armada at a university surplus store. i put windows 2000 on it. the side volume keys work, as do most of the fn+_ keys. but there are four hotkeys labed 1,2, 3, and . the manual says that you use keyboard settings for them but i have no restore cd and so i have no driver. hp's site has the driver nowhere either.  

 

i tried autohotkey . detected the keys but the script writer gave me a bunch of garbage as well. hotkeybard didnt detect the keys.

anybody know where i could get the driver for the keyboard or how to cutom st the four keys? 

 

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The four keys are application quick launch keys and you can map them to the .exe file for your email, web browser, word processor, etc. For some reason they do not post the driver under the 1700 or 1750 series but the one from the Armada 4100 series will work. This says it is for Windows 98 but runs fine under Windows 2000. After you install reboot and go to the keyboard applet in the Control Panel and there will be a new tab which allows you to browse to a file to associate with each of the 4 buttons.

 

Programmable Keys driver

 

 

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thanks! i owe you for that one. they really need to post that online.
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umm... my keyboard driver fails. microsoft says it is because of a .sys file that it installs. now i cannot enter stand by or use the shut  down button.

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uninstall the update. I never had a problem with it but you do not really need it.
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