Features: Software & Hardware
We are going to be adding a new section as needed, which will focus on proprietary software from the notebook vendors. Whether you buy from Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM, etc... each company usually has software that is branded in their name to make the notebook experience just that much sweeter. By that we mean easier, simpler, more feature laden, with user fixable solutions, etc...
There are no specific display indicators for mute, volume up, volume down, increase brightness, or decrease brightness, though Microsoft does have a system tray icon for mute in Windows. There are, however, display indicators for the status of num, caps, and scroll lock, as well as for WiFi status.
Of the various software enhancements that HP includes, we want to particularly note:
- HP Total Care - This is the program that pops up when you click "HP Total Care" from the desktop. This is a separate program that detects your system ID (both serial and product) in order to give you access to the newest drivers, HP online troubleshooting and support, and HP technical support contact information (phone).
Reinstallation of Drivers - This will require that you either use the driver/application CD that shipped with your system or go to the ZE2000Z download section of HP's driver support site.