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Windows 7: Thinkpad fingerprint update messed with logon screen

27 Jan 2010   #1
Pentium3 FTW

Windows 7 x86, Mac OS 8.6
 
 
Thinkpad fingerprint update messed with logon screen

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T400 with Windows 7 professional 32-bit. Previously, my login screen would display a "fingerprint logon" option and my username concurrently. I just finished installing an update for the Lenovo fingerprint software using the Lenovo update utility, and now the logon screen will only display the "fingerprint logon" option until I click on "other credentials" or "switch user". I liked my old login screen better and both a system restore and an attempted re-installation of the old software failed to bring it back.

I would like to know if anyone knows a registry hack or something to keep the giant icon of a finger off my login screen (similar to this one: http://www.blogsdna.com/wp-content/u...gin-screen.png), and confined to tiny icons, like these : http://www.blogsdna.com/wp-content/u...windows-xp.jpg with the option of logging on with either a password or the fingerprint reader without any additional clicks.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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27 Jan 2010   #2
brady

 

uninstall the software
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27 Jan 2010   #3
Pentium3 FTW

Windows 7 x86, Mac OS 8.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
uninstall the software
Tried that already.
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27 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

It's part of the utility. You said you have unstalled the software, it still there?
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27 Jan 2010   #5
Pentium3 FTW

Windows 7 x86, Mac OS 8.6
 
 

I uninstalled the new version and then re-installed an older version which I did not previously have any problems with; now it's all back.
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28 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

It all back meaning, the new version came back automatically or the old version installed and looks like a new version? Can you confirm the version of the software to have changed.
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28 Jan 2010   #7
Pentium3 FTW

Windows 7 x86, Mac OS 8.6
 
 

I have the old version of the software installed but it continues to have the same screwed-up appearance that the new one had. Now it won't even tell me if the fingerprint swipe has been successful anymore; it's just a guess whether the swipe was too short or if the computer froze. I can't believe Lenovo would put out such a piece of garbage.
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