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Windows 7: Microsoft Fingerprint reader

06 Jan 2009   #1
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 
Microsoft Fingerprint reader

Hello,

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 3.0.0.187.


Really hope there is a solution to this.


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06 Jan 2009   #2
johngalt

 

I tried the same thing with the same results when using the Keyboard with built in FP reader....
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06 Jan 2009   #3
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Well at leased I am not the only one with the problem. Thought I was alone there as not seen another post on it.
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07 Jan 2009   #4
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Have you tried the DigitalPersonaPasswordManager 2.0 from microsoft?
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07 Jan 2009   #5
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Have you tried the DigitalPersonaPasswordManager 2.0 from microsoft?

Yes m8 that is the only version that will even boot up on windows 7. Just does not fully work as above.

Thanks anyway.
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07 Jan 2009   #6
LazyFunker

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

mine worked like a charm at the beginning when i just installed it but now when i boot it up i have to wait like 20 seconds before it responds, but other than that mine works fully
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07 Jan 2009   #7
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LazyFunker View Post
mine worked like a charm at the beginning when i just installed it but now when i boot it up i have to wait like 20 seconds before it responds, but other than that mine works fully
Really? Are you working from an upgrade from Vista or fresh install?
I am on a fresh install but nothing although I did upgrade from Windows 7 earlier build to Beta 1.
Everything looks like it is working but cant setup fingerprints as not recognised.
Wish I knew why it is not playing ball.
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08 Jan 2009   #8
LazyFunker

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Studulike View Post
Really? Are you working from an upgrade from Vista or fresh install?
I am on a fresh install but nothing although I did upgrade from Windows 7 earlier build to Beta 1.
Everything looks like it is working but cant setup fingerprints as not recognised.
Wish I knew why it is not playing ball.
I got a HP Pavillion dv9000 computer, so when i first got it everything was preinstalled and thing OS was Vista Home Premium.
Then i installed Vista Ultimate x64 (fresh install) on my D drive and all the drivers i installed from swsetup on my C drive, or all that i could, then installed Windows 7 Build 6936 (update), and now im installing Build 7000
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10 Jan 2009   #9
johngalt

 

The problem with that though is that the HP version of the drivers and software *actually* work - and there is an x64 version as well.

Those of us using the *M$* ones are limited to old Vista drivers (I am betting they are Beta drivers at that) and no x64 support.

I experienced the *exact* same symptoms as stud on a fresh install on build 7000, because before that I was running build 6801 x64, and there are no x64 drivers from M$. When I first installed build 7000 I installed the x86 version to see if the FP reader worked - the software installs, but when you try to register a FP, it acts as if you performed a bad scan - an I tried for 20 minutes straight.

The FP Reader works in Vista 32bit - I checked just in case it was just the reader had gone bad - it hasn't.
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10 Jan 2009   #10
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
The problem with that though is that the HP version of the drivers and software *actually* work - and there is an x64 version as well.

Those of us using the *M$* ones are limited to old Vista drivers (I am betting they are Beta drivers at that) and no x64 support.

I experienced the *exact* same symptoms as stud on a fresh install on build 7000, because before that I was running build 6801 x64, and there are no x64 drivers from M$. When I first installed build 7000 I installed the x86 version to see if the FP reader worked - the software installs, but when you try to register a FP, it acts as if you performed a bad scan - an I tried for 20 minutes straight.

The FP Reader works in Vista 32bit - I checked just in case it was just the reader had gone bad - it hasn't.

Yep that will be the problem I am having.
There seems to be no way of getting HP drivers to work either. I have had a go but no joy.
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