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Windows 7: How do I refresh the fingerprint I use for logon

02 May 2012   #1
axelbring

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
How do I refresh the fingerprint I use for logon

I have for some time used a fingerprint reader to log on to a HP 4730s .
My print is no longer recognized, probably wear and tear.
Where can I register a new print, after logging on with password?


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02 May 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

In the software you can register another finger. It may also be the reader is dirty.
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03 May 2012   #3
axelbring

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

My problem is: Where is the update function hidden in the software?
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03 May 2012   #4
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Hi,

Click on Start -> Control Panel -> Biometric Devices
You will have to click either 'Use your fingerprint with Windows' or 'Change biometric settings' (not sure which one, will update once I get home but its either one of those).
You will be prompted for the windows user password, after which you can register a new fingerprint.
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03 May 2012   #5
axelbring

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for a prompt reply, but, alas, on my Control Panel there is no heading Biometric Devices.

If I select an option to show 'All Control Panel Items' I can count to 55 items sorted alphabetically, but no Biometric or Fingerprint unit.

Axel
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03 May 2012   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Just in passing, if there is no installed driver it probably wont show in control panel, it should show in device manager.
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03 May 2012   #7
axelbring

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Hello,

it is correct, via Device Manager I found Biometric Devices - Validity Sensor
and can inform myself about the driver manufacturer and status; it is said to work properly.
However, that path doesn't let me use the driver in any way; specifically I want to update the prints that were registered for login use.
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