Originally Posted by WeAreNotAlone
Only meant for HP products. Addtionally it will only work on certain models as the installer looks for the approved model/bios ? id string before it will install.
AmigaDude seemed to be making some progress on dissectingthe installer but we haven't hear from him in a few days. (Since 6-16-2006)
Well, I'm back and starting to look into getting QP2 running on my DV1000 again. Here is what I've found thus far: (First the good then the bad.)
The Installer(s) are looking at the registry first (and probably the bios next) before they will begin to install anything. After mucking about with various methods, I believe the easiest way to trick the CD install is to simply create a registry entry that it's looking for. Thus, I've been able to install the CD, and the Windows s/w. Next, I was able to 'run' Quickplay from within Windows (it creates an icon for you) and even get it to download and install an update.
However, now when the machine is powered off and I press the DVD or Music buttons to start QP, it flashes the QP logo screen and proceeds to boot into WinXP.
Oh well, my intent was to wipe this machine anyway, so I'll see if a clean install of WinXP helps any.
Here is the Registry file, if anyone wants to try. I'd suggest that you only do this if you are willing to risk mucking up your machine.QPFlag.REG
Use these steps to create / use the file:
1) Open NOTEPAD
2) Copy the above 4 lines and paste into the empty Notepad window
3) File -> Save As -> QPFlag.REG
4) Exit Notepad
5) Use Explorer and Right-Click on QPFlag.REG and select MERGE