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Windows 7: Anyone found a fringerprint reader for Win 7

04 Aug 2009   #1
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Anyone found a fringerprint reader for Win 7

Running 64 bit on an HP entertainment laptop that happens to have a fringerprint reading on it.

Everything works just fine except the fingerprint reader. Win 7 does not recognize the device.

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04 Aug 2009   #2
Kari

 

I have a HP Pavilion dv7-1199, with a fingerprint reader from Validity Sensors Inc., using DigitalPersona 4.0 software running on Windows 7 64-bit RC build 7100. I'm using it all the time to log on to my computer and onto websites containing sensitive personal information like my bank and credit cards.

Please fill you computer specs, at least give a full model of your notebook and we'll see if I'm able to help you.

Kari
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04 Aug 2009   #3
Frostbite

 

Yes you probably need to find a Vista driver for it. Check Windows update for drivers, alot of drivers just sit there as optional downloads. If not try here http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html
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05 Aug 2009   #4
johngalt

 

Giving your passwords the finger: a review of fingerprint scanners - Ars Technica

Upek works in 64bit Vista / W7. Digital Persona may, depends on age, and the M$ one is an older DP that does not support x64.
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05 Aug 2009   #5
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Thanks all for the responses.

Specs:

HP Model class Pavillion dv3500 Entertainment Notebook (specifically: Best Buy Blue label dv3501nr)
Centrino-2, P7350, 2.00 GHz
13.3” Diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
4 gig RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GS 512 dedicated Mem
500 Gig HD (upgraded from 320)
64 bit OS (was Vista now running 64 bit Win 7: 6.1.7100 Build 7100)
Bios version HP F12. 12-16-08
SMBIOS 2.4
DVD: SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Blutooth
WiFi 5100 AGN
1 Gig Etjhernet
Touch pad
Fingerprint reader
Full keyboard
1 ExpressCard/34 Slot


I have tried Digital Persona and also Verisoft Access Manager but could not make either work. My system would report that no fingerprint reader was installed or present on my computer.

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05 Aug 2009   #6
Kari

 

OK. Here are the drivers for you:

- Validity VFS201 Fingerprint Reader 64-bit driver
- Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader 64-bit sotfware

It should work with these drivers. Please install in Vista compatibility mode. Install first then driver, the reboot. After reboot install software. Uninstall first any existing copy of Digital Persona software.

Kari
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05 Aug 2009   #7
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Excellent. Thank you very much.

Never thought I would use the thing when I bought the laptop but it turns out it's handy and much faster than typing a password all the time.

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05 Aug 2009   #8
Kari

 

Nice it worked. It is really practical "toy"; I don't have to remember all the passwords, I just create a fingerprint logon for every website I want to secure. That way I can keep my passwords really complicated like I want because so many people have access to my computer. These passwords I save then in a application called KeePass Password Safe.

Kari
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05 Aug 2009   #9
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Win 7
 
 

I should have added that it did work, perfectly. I leave my laptop on when I am out of my office. My screen saver starts and can't be unlocked without the reader, so that keeps snoops out. :-)

Thanks again,

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26 Oct 2009   #10
jstrome

 
 

I am having the same issue but i have the Hp Paviliondv5 1034ca

centrino 2 2.00GHz
15.4"hp HD screen
4gig ram
nvidia gfource 9200m gs
320 gig harddrive
was running vista 64bit and am now running 7 ultimate 64bit
Blueray drive
Blutooth
WiFi 5100 AGN

1 Gig Etjhernet
Touch pad
Fingerprint reader
Full keyboard
1 ExpressCard/34 Slot

not sure of the bios version could you help?
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