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Windows 7: Can I DISABLE Fingerprint option at Win 7 login?

27 Dec 2009   #11
MarkCz

Win 7 (HP64)
 
 

It did the same thing. I can't find anything even close to biometrics or scanners in the Bios options.

I do remember the HP update program doing a bios update immediately after I installed Win 7, maybe I did get the wrong version.

I'll keep monitoring this thread for replys, but I think I'll contact HP to see what they say.

Thanks for trying!


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27 Dec 2009   #12
MarkCz

Win 7 (HP64)
 
 

SUCCESS!

I did a few more searches online, couldn't find anything that was about my exact issue, but there were several places where 'uninstall the software' seemed to work.


Looks like my first hunch was right, I used remove program in control panel to get rid of the DigitalPersona software. After rebooting all I had to do was type in my password.


Now maybe I'll check into getting rid of this crappy Windows Live Email
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28 Dec 2009   #13
fireman604

windows 7 ultimate final Office 2007,27 Quad IMAC vm 7 64 bit
 
 

Glad you were successful . Now what did you do for the rest of us to learn from your problem
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28 Dec 2009   #14
MarkCz

Win 7 (HP64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireman604 View Post
Glad you were successful . Now what did you do for the rest of us to learn from your problem
ummm....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkCz View Post
I used remove program in control panel to get rid of the DigitalPersona software. After rebooting all I had to do was type in my password.
Translation:

Since I had already tried disabling anything to do with biometrics in MSCONFIG, along with the DigitalPersona program itself, I'd guess that on startup Win 7 looks to see if an exe is INSTALLED that controls the fingerprint reader. If that program is found, then it assumes there is a reader and gives that option. I used the normal 'remove program' function of control panel to remove DigitalPersona and my fingerprint login prompt is gone.

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28 Dec 2009   #15
Martha T

Win7
 
 

[QUOTE=MarkCz;467194]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireman604 View Post
Glad you were successful . Now what did you do for the rest of us to learn from your problem
ummm....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkCz View Post
I used remove program in control panel to get rid of the DigitalPersona software. After rebooting all I had to do was type in my password.
Translation:

Since I had already tried disabling anything to do with biometrics in MSCONFIG, along with the DigitalPersona program itself, I'd guess that on startup Win 7 looks to see if an exe is INSTALLED that controls the fingerprint reader. If that program is found, then it assumes there is a reader and gives that option. I used the normal 'remove program' function of control panel to remove DigitalPersona and my fingerprint login prompt is gone.

I went to the "remove program" function and didn't find the DigitalPersona like you said. Am I looking in the wrong place?
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30 Dec 2009   #16
Martha T

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
If you open device manager, do you see a heading for the biometric device? If you do, just right-click and disable it.
I tried this and I couldn't right click.
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30 Dec 2009   #17
Martha T

Win7
 
 

I tried this and I couldn't right click
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31 Dec 2009   #18
Martha T

Win7
 
 

don't know if you solved your problem,,,,but I accidently stumbled onto mine:
I stumbled onto the way to get rid of the finger print notification.......it really isn't getting rid of it,,,,,but suppressing it. On the icon bar at the bottom of my screen is a tiny little arrow (down on the right). I clicked on it and came up with the following screen: see attachment.

The 5th item down in the document is the finger print program notifier.......see how I set mine...."hide icon and notifications". Accidents can be good ones. You'll still see a small icon when I logon with my password, but you just ignore the finger print icon and you don't get the notification where you have to "X" it to get rid of it.
I hope this helps you...........Martha


Attached Files
File Type: doc finger print document.doc (142.0 KB, 531 views)
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06 Jan 2012   #19
jgelmi

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I had to reinstall DigitalPersona in order to get rid of an annoying logonui.exe error that kept coming up. I then uninstalled it as I was hoping that the error would not come back if it uninstalled correctly. Not I cannot log in at all. On the login screen, when I click on the user name nothing happens. I have already disabled everything I can find that has anything to do with biometrics or Digital persona. I can boot into safemode. I disabled having to enter a password. Any other ideas?
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