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Windows 7: Any way to log in to Windows with a Biometric Fingerprint Reader?

31 Oct 2010   #1
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
Any way to log in to Windows with a Biometric Fingerprint Reader?

This is probably really obvious, but I recently purchased a new laptop with a Fingerprint reader. It came with a fingerprint reader (an AuthenTec AES2501A), and Windows installed all the drivers for it and stuff, and it came with this little program to "learn" your fingerprint for each finger (which I went through), but I was hoping you could actually "do" something with it, LOL!

Is this feasible?

Thanks.

- 2 Bunny


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31 Oct 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

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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01 Nov 2010   #3
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, 2 Bunny.

Since Jan has so nicely pulled references together in another thread, please consider what she wrote:

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

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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.

HowStuffWorks "How Fingerprint Scanners Work"

Case studies reveal the pros and cons of biometrics

FAQ on Fingerprint Scanner, different types of fingerprint sensors/readers, Capacitive Sensors, Optical Sensors, Thermal Sensors, Pressure Sensors, RF Sensors, Ultrasonic Sensors, Static Fingerprint Reader/Sensor, Swipe Fingerprint Reader/Sensor

Fingerprint Reader Why or Why Not?
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01 Nov 2010   #4
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Hi, 2 Bunny.

Since Jan has so nicely pulled references together in another thread, please consider what she wrote:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
I realize this is not answering your question.... but I suggest you do some reading on the pros & cons of fingerprint readers.

Quote:
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.

HowStuffWorks "How Fingerprint Scanners Work"

Case studies reveal the pros and cons of biometrics

FAQ on Fingerprint Scanner, different types of fingerprint sensors/readers, Capacitive Sensors, Optical Sensors, Thermal Sensors, Pressure Sensors, RF Sensors, Ultrasonic Sensors, Static Fingerprint Reader/Sensor, Swipe Fingerprint Reader/Sensor

Fingerprint Reader Why or Why Not?
Didn't they also have a thing on mythbusters or something where they were able to fool a "StateOfTheArt" Biometric Door unlocker machine with just a standard copy machine and some paper?

For me, the machine mostly doesn't leave the house that much, so somebody would need to break in and physically steal the machine first. Good thought though. I just need something convenient, especially at this stage of setting things up, rebooting, tweaking, etc.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
type biometric into the search bar and the settings will allow you to register use the device to log into windows.
Sorry, nothing there when I search for "Biometric".

While we're at it, anybody know of any Biometric login software for WinXP x64?

Thanks.

- 2 Bunny
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03 Nov 2010   #5
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
SOLUTION SOON TO COME Reply

Any new solutions in the community on this one?

Thanks.

- 2 Bunny
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03 Nov 2010   #6
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

My netbook has a biometric fingerprint reader, also an AuthenTec, and the results when I was using it to log in were hit and miss.

You should be able to go into control panel, and there should be a control panel item that allows you to register your fingerprints for login. I don't have my netbook right here with me, or I would be able to be more specific.

I do know that you need to register your fingerprints within Windows before it will allow you to use the biometric scanner to log in though.
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03 Nov 2010   #7
madtownidiot

 

Yes, there is, but you have to get the fingerprint reader software and driver and install it immediately after installing windows.
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03 Nov 2010   #8
Pusspa

 
 

did you see this thread Authentec Drivers
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