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Windows 7: Change Fingerprint to Password as default logon method

21 Apr 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Change Fingerprint to Password as default logon method

I have password set up as required on start up and wake up. I also have fingertip reader. Previously the password field was showing up as default (while it was still possible to just swipe fingertip to log in) but at some point it switched to fingertip as default. If I cannot use fingertip as log on (often it does not work) I have to change to manually change to password page. How do I set up password page as default log in way but not disable fingertip reader?

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21 Apr 2017   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32bit

There is a registry trick that can change the default logon method:
  1. Open Registry Editor and browse to:
  2. Find the value that is named with your windows user's SID, and double-click on it.
  3. Type "{60B78E88-EAD8-445C-9CFD-0B87F74EA6CD}" in the Value data field and click OK.
  4. This will set password as the default logon option.
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