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Fingerprint Reader from Microsoft

Q: Fingerprint Reader from Microsoft

Just bought this after a previous post and thought you guys might like a review.

This product is more for fun than actual security. You can use this for boot but you can still type in the password making it nothing more than a convience to log in. The only other thing that it does is remember login and password information. If I where to guess it creates a file of these passwords actually making your system a little less secure. However, saying you have a fingerprint scanner is cool in an odd sort of way.
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Preferred Solution: Fingerprint Reader from Microsoft

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Has anyone managed to get Microsofts stand alone fingerprint reader (Digital Persona) to work under windows 7?
I can get it to install and show working ok under device manager. I can also get the fingerprint reader to light up and seem to accept finger print but the recognition software doesn't seem to interpret the read image as when you try and setup under registration wizard it accepts the finger but just shows as incorrect scan.
The driver version I am using is Digital Persona

Really hope there is a solution to this.

A:Microsoft Fingerprint reader

I tried the same thing with the same results when using the Keyboard with built in FP reader....
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Tried compatibility mode, no luck. The biggest issue is the driver, if I had the proper driver for the reader I am sure it would work.

I purchased one of these and I cannot get the software to work with vista/windows 7 x64 operating system. It came with xp digitalpersona software. I looked and could not find drivers that worked with x64. I did get digitalpersona personal 4.0 it never had the drivers to work. Can anyone help.


A:Microsoft fingerprint reader

hi what about trying compatibility mode
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Hellohas anybody else got a Microsoft keyboard with fingerprint reader working at all? i cant seem to get it to is listed in the device manager and in control panel under biometrics but it states can't connect or its not turned on.....any one that can help please do

A:Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

Hi newnerd
Thanks for posting.
Here is the link to the Microsoft Hardware Support for Windows 7 Beta again.Regards,

Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Does any one else have this keyboard??

I can get drivers for the mouse but not the keyboard, just wondered if any one else had a similar issue


A:Microsoft Keyboard with fingerprint reader

It says its not supported in W7 anymore your best chance is to install the vista 32bit driver if your running W7 32 bit or nuke it (new keyboard):

To install a driver OR program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista/xp etc - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

Fingerprint Reader Support

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Okay, I've been using this keyboard for a few months now. No problems whatsoever. Last night before I shutdown, windows promted me to install updates and shutdown. So I did. The next morning, I turn on my computer, and my keyboard doesn't work. My fingerprint reader works fine, just cant press any keys. I've tried looking in the Device Manager and there is no clue of my keyboard in use, besides the "Fingerprint Reader". I tried calling Microsoft and emailing them, and they rejected me both times. I've also tried uninstalling Intellitype Pro and reinstalling it, no luck. Can anyone help?

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A:Alternative To Microsoft Fingerprint Reader Software

Is this plugged into a hub or directly to the computer?
As far as software goes, I doubt it
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I have a problem with my Microsoft Fingerprint Reader. It worked fine until fairly recently when I ran a registry cleaner. Now it still works for logging in to websites, but I cannot log in to my account with it. When I try to use it, it tells me that it couldn't log in so I should change my password, however this has no effect.

I tried reinstalling the software, but nothing changed. My presumption is that a registry value has been deleted, but I have no idea what, and it seems odd that uninstalling and reinstalling the software wouldn't change this.

I am running XP SP2.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader Problem

Use the restore feature on the registry cleaner. You should always backup the registry before messing with it.
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The error is:
---------------------------Capture Failed---------------------------The biometric unit is not in the correct state to perform the specified operation.
Do you want to try again to enroll this finger?---------------------------Yes No ---------------------------

I've tried other fingers and I still get this error

A:I've installed the fingerprint reader palmrest on my dell e6420 and I keep getting an error when I enroll a fingerprint

It seems to have been fixed after I rebooted my laptop. I've enrolled my right hand and now can login seamlessly.
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Good day,
Got my new and shiny E7470, but there is some trouble in paradise.
Is there a way to improve fingerprint reader? This thing is complete <profanity>. Half of the time it does not recognize the finger and when it recognized, it just takes too long. Updated all drivers and software to the latest, as per dell support suggestion. Still <profanity> :D My old Vostro 3350 FP reader works better in any case.
And the second question is, can the nfc read tags? Installed a couple of programs from windows store, but they do not show the tags info. When the sound is on and I place a tag on the reader, there is chime and that is all. Device manager shows, that device is active and working without problems.
NFC card should be Mifare Plus.

A:How to improve fingerprint reader and can the nfc reader read tags? e7470

Received my E7470 few days ago same exact problem. Go to Dell Support website download and reinstall the Chipset Drivers ,A01
Seems there is problem after updating the ControlVault driver. This fixed my issue.
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Hi Everyone, I have got my new probook last week and I am continuously facing this fingerprint reader issue, Whenever I try to enroll my fingerprint, it say "fingerprint reader is not connected"  .. I have tried different fingerprint drivers from hp official website but none of them worked..   Does anyone knows the exact solution? 

A:Fingerprint Reader

@Usman_Ahmad? You can use the Fingerprint Driver listed for your notebook at your Driver pages:Synaptics (Validity) Fingerprint Sensor Driver Driver:sp74167 Synaptics-Validity Driver V4.5.321.0A Commentary Windows 10 provides its own "fingerprint logon" software program set.  You do not need any other security software installed to use the Windows 10 logon.  Windows 10 (fingerprint) logon does not work with websites; Windows logon will get you into the computer by letting you use a fingerprint to log into your account. Windows 10 requires that you assign a PIN number in PC Settings > Sign-in Options to enable the fingerprint scanner.  Why?  Microsoft has added this additional security to allow access to the fingerprint scanner / software.  It is best if you write down / remember the PIN -- you will need it if the fingerprint software fails - and this does happen.  Nice thing about PIN -- it is tied to the hardware; no one can use it to remotely log into your computer.  NOTE:  You still need a Windows Password assigned to your account (ie., your local password or your Microsoft password used for password logins) -- PIN and password are not related.  PIN allows you access to fingerprint and perhaps other login methods (Hello, Picture). Additional Local Admin AccountAdditionally, it might be a good idea to add an additional local account that has administrative privileges.  If you manage to lock yourself out of your main account, you can still log into your computer.  Do not enable fingerprint on the extra account; do give it a really good password and log into the account at least one time to allow the "Windows" setup to complete for the account.  Then, log out, let the account be, and hope you don't need it. In general - set up fingerprint logon:Create a Restore PointCreate your extra admin accountCreate a PIN for your main login accountEnable / enroll a couple of fingerprints (in Sign-in Options)Log out > log back in > check to see if the fingerprint scanner works If fingerprint is still balking (not working): This usually just means that the Windows fingerprint logon software cannot "see" your particular fingeprint scanner (built in fingerprint hardware).  Windows logon software is smart; it does not know about every single fingerprint scanner on the market.  In this case, install your (own computer's) Validity driver so the Windows Logon can make use of the driver information to enable your particular fingerprint scanner hardware.  Log in with PINOpen Settings > Sign-in Options > remove fingerprintsInstall your Synaptics-Validity Sensor DriverReboot and log inOpen Settings > Sign-in Options > enroll fingerprintsLog out > log back in > check results When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.
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I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon (2012 version) with a fingerprint reader. When I want to install the lenovo driver I have a message that said the Windows Biometric Framework need to be activate. I go into gpedit.msc and active the service, reboot the computer but still the error...

I check in the bios, no error..

Thanks in advance

A:Fingerprint Reader ?

Try looking at services and make sure that service is running. I would thing it should be set to automatic start.
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i need some help with a fingerrint reader!

i have a HP Compaq NC4400 laptop and it has one built in, but no software for it so any software would do i think seen as i have the hardware! basically i just think its a cool feature and want to use it for things!

anyway idea how ill get it to be used??!

Windows XP SP2 x32 <<<<----- my specs

A:Fingerprint Reader!!

check your control panel for the fingerprint reader setup. also you can go to hp and download the drivers if for some reason it was uninstalleld.
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After browsing threads/knowledge base here and googling, I am utterly confused.  Iwas looking forward to trying fingerprint recognition for the first time on my brand-new P50 and have no idea how to make it work or, after looking online, whether iteven works at all anymore.  No software from Synaptics or Lenovo (nothing underBiometrics in Device Manager).  Tried to install Synaptics FP driver and no result.Is this broken or just mis-leading advertising--not having an advertised functionality?Hopefully, I'm just being stupid and missing something--I'd be happy to have anyonehere prove that to be the case, lol! Thanks, PeterMadison,  Wisconsin
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Hi, I got a laptop with DigitalPersona software for the fingerprint reader. Now it works great with logging in and stuff. But it gives me problems with firefox in general. Also when I want to use it to log into facebook, I would try set it up, but it would always select the wrong username fields, and doesnt recognise the password field. HELP!! If you go to the facebook login, you will notice there is the username and password aread at the top, and the fields for becoming a member at the bottom.. IT ALWAYS SELECTS THE BOTTOM FIELDS, so its a bit weird. Please help!

A:Help with fingerprint reader

With Facebook, you have to be a bit creative to add its login to DigitalPersona fingerprint system. You have to do this only once, afterwards you can then use your fingerprint to login.

First, leave email and password fields empty and click Login.
New window opens telling about incorrect login credentials.
On this page you can setup fingerprint login normally.

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A:Fingerprint Reader

Try updating from here.

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A:Using Fingerprint Reader

Depends on the make and model of the system and the software that comes bundled with the fingerprint reader. That should be available with the documentation that came with your system.
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Is anyone still making this stuff or is it and Windows Biometric Framework pretty much dead at this point?


A:fingerprint reader for Win 8.1

they definitely must still make them because i remember just seeing a few at fry's electronics the other day. i believe the brand started with a v.
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Hi not sure if it goes under here but here it goes

I'm looking for another thinkpad. I chose the E430 and here are the specs.
Model Highlights
Part number: 3254A18
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3612QM Processor( 2.10GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
Operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
System graphics
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Optical device
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
One year parts and labour (system battery: one year)
6 Cell Lithium-Ion.

There is no fingerprint reader. I can't decide if I should get one or not. I have prevoiusly used a laptop with a fingerprint reader but I just used it for logging on to windows.

Should I upgrade the laptop to have a fingerprint reader and what features do fingerprint readers have now?


A:Fingerprint Reader

Pretty much that's it. I believe you can also preprogram website passwords into it so you can login with one swipe, but the only websites that don't automatically log you in are banking sites and sites that the reader won't recognize the login screen on anyways.

I had a computer last year for school that had a finger print scanner, and it got used very little.

fingerprint scanners are far more reliable that the webcam facial recognition that some laptops have, but it's easy to just type in your password.
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Thanks in advance

A:Fingerprint reader

I realize this is not answering your question.... but I suggest you do some reading on the pros & cons of fingerprint readers.

If somebody steals your fingerprints, you're pretty much out of luck for the rest of your life. You wouldn't be able to use your prints as a form of identification until you were absolutely sure all copies had been destroyed. There's no way to get new prints.

I have 3 HP laptops here with fingerprint readers. I consider them part of HP's bloatware & as such are never used.

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A:Fingerprint Reader Why or Why Not?


Can be useful with the right Win 7 compatible software - log in to forms/passwords.


Your finger can be cut off to gain access, and even with a password, your system can be compromised, so options will need to adjusted in the software.
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I'm having issues with my fingerprint reader on my pavilion DM4. It shows up in Biometric Devices in Device Manager, and even shows that it is functioning, but in HP SimplePass and 8.1 Settings there is no option to enroll a finger as a password logon -- the option is greyed out (Settings) or absent altogether (SimplePass). How can I run a test on the reader itself to verify it's working?


A:Fingerprint reader issues

Are you running 8 or 8.1?

You should be able to do it natively in 8.1 Fingerprint - Add or Remove Fingers in Windows 8.1
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A:Intergrated Fingerprint reader

Hope you're using not an HP? I just tried to use my intergrated Fingerprint reader by downloading the SoftPaq from HP and got locked out of my system. After the Softpaq installed, I registered my index and middle finger (per the instructions) and I restarted, not only could it not find my Fingerprint would not let me login using my PW?!!! (Error msg: Unable to locate creditial manager). Oh btw, had to format HD and start over. (Could not even login using safe-mode).
Per the HP is nothing but a headache and all advise not to attempt using this as a login method for a couple of yearss until it is debugged.
I have a MS Keyboard w/ Fingerprint Security that worked much better but..of course there's no Vista Drivers for IT and can't use it either?
Hope this saves you countless hours of frustration
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Upon login, it says to connect a fingerprint reader. In Control Panel > Biometric, it says the device cannot be found and to insert it or install drivers. Worked fine for many years until a few days ago after installing a bunch of Windows updates. No idea what to try. Don't seem able to find installable drivers.

A:Fingerprint reader not connected

Geeezus... I'm an IT guy so I kinda gotta know what I'm doing but this was a mess. I uninstalled and reinstalled a bunch of software, mostly Dell, changed a bunch of settings in the Embassy Security Center and BIOS. Finally got it to work but unfortunately I have no easy steps for future searchers to follow cause I changed a lot and don't really know what did it.  One thing that just happened was in the Device Manager, I uninstalled a device that simply wouldn't start, called "Dell ControlVault w/ Fingerprint Swipe Sensor" which kept erroring with "This device cannot start (Code 10)", which forced Windows to find and use another driver that works. New name of the device is "Control Vault w/ Fingerprint Swipe Sensor", loosing the Dell brand name and instead identifying itself with Broadcom. Perhaps that did, I'm not sure. All I know is that it finally works now.
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My new laptop has a fingerprint reader and software that allows me to log into sites such as SevenForums with my fingerprint. The problem is, it is only a free trial and keeps asking me to buy it which is incredibly annoying. Being that I spent $1545 on this laptop, I don't really feel like spending more for such software. Does anyone know of any good free software for this?

A:Fingerprint Reader software?

Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920

My new laptop has a fingerprint reader and software that allows me to log into sites such as SevenForums with my fingerprint. The problem is, it is only a free trial and keeps asking me to buy it which is incredibly annoying. Being that I spent $1545 on this laptop, I don't really feel like spending more for such software. Does anyone know of any good free software for this?

By any chance are you using UPEK? I don't know of any Open-Source/Freeware apps that do what UPEK does in this case

Windows only allows for just logging in with its' built-in ability
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A:dv7 fingerprint reader not working

Hi,Uninstall current driver and software for fingerprint reader and restart system. Resource:Uninstalling Software in Windows 7Uninstall or change a program in Windows 7 Download and install Validity fingerprint reader driver from here.Download and install HP SimplePass Software by DigitalPersona for fingerprint reader from here.Restart system and check the results.
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A:fingerprint reader windows 10

Hi, If you open SimplePass and then choose the Password option, this should then prompt you to scan your fingerprint a few times in order to set up the facility to log in this way. Regards, DP-K
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A:Fingerprint Reader not detected

Go to this link and select your version of Vista (regular or 64 bit), then download the driver AND the software for the fingerprint reader.

Uninstall the driver and software from the Control Panel...Programs applet, then install the stuff you just downloaded. Reboot and see if it works.
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A:What happens if fingerprint reader fails P50/P70?

You mean to log into Windows at the Welcome screen using your fingerprint?
If that's what you're asking if 3-4 repeated attempts fail, the fingerprint function will get temporarily inhibited and you will now need to click on the other Welcome screen icon to manually enter your Windows password via keyboard.  Each reboot this starts over, so after clicking on the fingerprint icon on the Welcome screen you'd once again get another 3-4 fingerprint login attempts.  Etc., etc.
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A:Restarting fingerprint reader?

In Windows 10, fingerprint enrollment and login is handled by Windows itself.
Check in Settings -> Accounts -> Sign-in Options and make sure your fingerprint is set up there.
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A:Fingerprint reader driver HELP

Try this ---> fingerprint and Windows 7
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A:Verisoft / Fingerprint Reader

If you don't want to use it, uninstall it.
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A:I Need A Bluetooth/Wireless Fingerprint Reader

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A:Fingerprint reader not working after hibernate

So here's the solution(s) as found by Pokey and me: Option 1:  Computer, Properties, Device Manager, Biometric Devices, Validity Sensors, Properties, and the Power Management tab, Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." Option 2:  Try disabling and enabling the "Credential Manager" service by going into Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services, Credentials Manager.  Even though the Credentials Manager status is ?Started,? stop the Credentials Manager service and restart it. Find more information here: Option 3:  Do both.
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Thanks in advance for this help, please let me know anything you need informationwise.

A:Fingerprint Reader Stopped Working

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A:unable detect fingerprint reader

Hi darrenE, welcome to the forums, use the vista driver you have in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode If it works in vista it should work in win7
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Biometric Devices: Authen Tec Inc. AE1610

A:Fingerprint Reader Not working with Win7

Quote: Originally Posted by dinomon

I used to use the Fingerprint Reader to login into my account, after installing Win7 (from Vista), finger-swipping is not working or not found as a device.

Biometric Devices: Authen Tec Inc. AE1610

Hi dinomon, Welcome to SF,

Have you install proper drivers for your Finger Print Reader device. If not go to their website. Download the Lastest drives for Windows 7 then install it. See whether it works or not.

P.S. Please fill the System spec so we know what are we dealing with.

Hope this helps,
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A:Fingerprint reader not detected on new Thinkpad Yo...

I don't have that Thinkpad model, but for what I remember in some other model the Fingerprint reader was internally connected to an USB port.
You can check some programs like HWInfo and check where is the fingerprint reader plugged to see if Windows recognize there is a deviced plugged on it. It can also be interesting for you to grab the hardwareID to know the manufacturer of it.
Which Windows version are you using?
There is also some fingerprint drivers on the Yoga 260 support site for Win10 and Win7.
Maybe you can also give it a try.
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A:How do I disable the fingerprint reader? I use a HP Envy 15-...

Please perform the steps as shown below to resolve the issue Turn off Biometric Logins:Remove the biometric login option:Control Panel > Biometric Devices > Change Biometric Settings UNCHECK "Allow users to log on to Windows using their fingerprints"Save the changes. To remove Biometrics data for all users, click the radio (round) button "Biometrics off" Disable the Validity Sensor Driver:The Validity Sensor Driver controls the fingerprinter hardware.The SimplePass software controls the password database.You can disable the device.  The fingerprinter will no long work as long as the device remains disabled. Control Panel > Device Manager > Biometric Devices > Right-Click on Validity Sensor > Disable  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the KUDOS star on left to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KI work on behalf of HP
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A:Fingerprint reader enrollment failed

Quote: Originally Posted by shakil97

I upgraded my ACER aspire 4930 laptop from Vista to Windows 7 64 bit. I downloaded all acer driver from acer website. But only my fingerprint reader is not working. I takes my fingerprint accurately and at the end it says fingerprint enrollment failed. Please help me.

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Can you post the link to the driver you used?
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A:Lost Password - have fingerprint reader

You have to know your current password to change it in the User Accounts screen, so even though you can access the system using the fingerprint reader, your stuck.

After you reset your password, create a Password Reset Disk
How to create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk
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Acer | Download

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A:Acer Fingerprint Reader Driver

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Can you please state which Drivers you have Installed from the Acer Website ?
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Is this feasible?


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A:Any way to log in to Windows with a Biometric Fingerprint Reader?

type biometric into the search bar and the settings will allow you to register use the device to log into windows.
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These two pieces of hardware have been working intermittently for the past several months but now have failed completely. Device manager recognizes them as on and working properly but neither of them detect anything, which makes me suspect a ribbon cable or something similar. Any leads on what could be causing this, or quick hardware possibilities to check? Thanks!

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A:Authentec fingerprint reader driver/app?

My fingerprint reader worked fine after I upgraded. When there is a problem with an application, it can sometimes be found listed in the Action Center. Have you checked there yet?
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A:DV9700 Fingerprint Reader Cable

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A:Switching on T460s using Fingerprint reader

akonit wrote:
Is there any setting to start the T460s laptop from power off state using the fingerprint reader. 

Unfortunately, that feature was removed a while ago. You can, howevere,  still set the pre-desktop to work from the fingerprint reader for power on password, disk drive password, etc.
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A:Fingerprint reader only works spasmodically.

Hi @Dekandev,  Thank you for joining the HP Forums!  I saw your post on how your fingerprint reader only works occasionally. With your HP Envy 17-N152NA Notebook. I am happy to help you with this issue!  The fingerprint function stops working after a system reset has been performed on the computer. To resolve this issue, perform the following steps to clear the fingerprint database. Navigate to the C:\Windows\System32\WinBioDatabase folder.Open the folder.Delete all files in this folder.Close Windows Explorer.Restart the computer.The fingerprint function is restored. NOTE: Fingerprints must be re-enrolled after deleting the contents in the WinBioDatabase folder. Source: Fingerprint Function Stops Working After System Reset is Performed. Please remember to return to this thread and mark 'Accept as Solution', if I have successfully helped you resolve the issue. If you wish to say 'thanks' for my effort to help, click the 'thumbs up' to give me a Kudos. Hope this helps!
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Hello MPSAN,

I'm afraid that Windows Hello for fingerprint requires that you setup a PIN first, and a PIN requires that you setup a password first.

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A:Fingerprint reader stopped working

Quote: Originally Posted by Kika

Hope someone can help me with this, Windows update offer me newer driver for my fingerprint reader AuthenTec AES2501A and after that update reader simply stopped working. If I try to enroll fingerprints it sais Windows did not find any biometric devices, also it says same at logon screen and I always need type password which is annoying. There are no 7 drivers for my laptop model, only Vista. I upgraded from Vista to 7, driver was installed under Vista and it did always work with 7 with no problem, stupid me I went and updated it I removed driver and now when I do new hardware scan Windows can not find driver for my device or if I tell it look online, it will install same driver that does not work. Vista driver comes with ThinkVantage security solutions and the installer simply will not run under 7 (operating system not supported error). What to do? Is there any way to make installer not check my system? Or how I get driver out from exe file? I don't want install Vista and then 7 again and all the programs, I will spend all day on it

You can use the vista driver if you install it in compatibility mode. to do this right click the installer>properties>compatibility mode>check vista. then install

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A:How do i disable the SimplePass fingerprint reader for now?

It is best to leave things as they are as long as the software is quiescent. This way it is a simple matter to reinstate your enrollment when you wish to use SimplePass logins. Merry Christmas!
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A:hp probook 450 g3 fingerprint reader not working

@Muhammad-Awais? When you say not working. Do mean it will not scan??? Does it show in Security Settings??? REO
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A:M$ fingerprint reader incompatibility w/ firefox

I doubt you'll ever see one. This is part of MS trying to hold on to the browsers by not making their software compatible with it. Try using Windows Update or Office Update through firefox, doesn't work.

But can you blame them? Why would you want your software to work on someone elses software who's stealing business from you? From a business stand point, you wouldn't, which is why they won't.
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A:How do I get the fingerprint reader working on Windows 10

Aug 11. I have been running Windows 10 updates each day since upgrading and today after a reboot the finger print reader started working? and remembered my print as well. I guess Microsoft dropped in a fix for this (which works for me) so maybe something to try?
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PROBLEM DESCRIPTION My Tecra Z arrived with Win From the start I could not use the Fingerprint Utility When accessing the utility nothing would happen for a moment and then the Re: Win malfunction - Fingerprint Tecra reader 8.1 Z40, error 'Could not connect to the fingerprint reader' eventually popped up I could also not use the built in Win fingerprint enrolment Error This device has not suitable biometric device PS mind that Re: Tecra Z40, Win 8.1 - Fingerprint reader malfunction this built in feature is now metro-embedded and Re: Tecra Z40, Win 8.1 - Fingerprint reader malfunction no biometric device settings are now present in the control panel in Win The problem persisted despite the latest Fingerprint Utility that comes with the drivers were installed for Win bit directly from TOSHIBA website and despite that a biometric device was always present in the Task Manager 'this device works properly' SOLUTION After literally weeks of searching including getting help from the shop and from Toshiba service I could finally solve the issue I uninstalled the driver and the fingerprint reader from the device manager only then are the fingerprint reader drivers really removed Then I cleaned the registry I used CC cleaner software otherwise installing again was failing for some reason Finally I installed an equivalent Fingerprint Utility and the driver for Tecra Z fp-sw- zip which I expected to be use the exact same sensor and since everything works fine I can now access the Fingerprint Utility and use the fingerprint log on in Windows SUGGESTION FOR CORRECTIVE ACTION It seems that the driver offered on Toshiba support website I believe for me it was the Polish one for my exact machine established by TOSHIBA-detector exe is incorrect To make things worse the driver does not communicate any useful information about its miss-fit in the task manager If I had to recalculate into money the time I and a bunch of support people had spent on it it really does make sense to improve that drivers list PS one of the regpatch files in the same online directory has a virus yes A VIRUS recognized in it by Antivir Toshiba- you may wish to contact somebody responsible for that Polish support site REMAINING ISSUES No fingerprint log in is possible in either Internet Explorer nor Mozilla despite appropriate plugins were installed along with the Fingerprint Utility where the web password option was enabled no suggestion appears to appear to attach the fingerprint service to the sites requiring passwords- maybe your service gets blocked by popup blocking protection of browsers I was actually much looking forward to this feature Please ensure that the plugins work correctly with the latest browsers Greetings

A:Re: Tecra Z40, Win 8.1 - Fingerprint reader malfunction

Hey thanks for this interesting thread and detailed description.
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I just bought an E I had windows then updated to windows I ran windows update and updated everything I Reader E7240 Fingerprint Dell possibly could then noticed in device manager that there wasn t any driver installed for the fingerprint scanner I went into Dell E7240 Fingerprint Reader the dell website to install the DDP ST and followed their exact instructions and then an error came up saying that says quot a pending file rename operation exists quot I found a registry workaround for it then another error came up saying my system didn t meet the requirements which I found odd because I just updated everything Anyways I ignored it and update anyways After the restart I installed the control vault firmware The DDP software was very choppy and low resolution I checked device manager Although the Dell E7240 Fingerprint Reader drivers Dell E7240 Fingerprint Reader show up device manager has a low resolution has well as it did not earlier Trying to ignore it I tried to enroll my fingerprint It didn t work at all and the software kept freezing crashing It s very odd because my device manager and the DDP software is low resolution Everything else on my laptop works like a champ
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I just got a new E7470 laptop and the fingerprint reader is burning hot. Support wants to replace the part. But I feel this is a software issue. Anyone have a similar issue ?
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All, I use my new T460s a couple of weeks now. The fingerprint reader has issues recognizing my fingers. It takes a lot of attempts to login.Often I reach the max number of attempts and need to sigin with password. Is this a known issue?Anyone can help me? Regards,H. Groenevelt

A:T460s Fingerprint Reader issues

Dear Henri, Welcome in lenovo community, May i know, what is your laptop operating system? Regards,Joseph