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Digital Finger Print Setup - Lenovo

Posted on 2007-11-18
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I recently purchased a Lenovo (IBM) T61 notebook  that came with a finger print reader. I do not wish to use this method of log in; however the setup window for finger print ID access keeps appearing every time I restart the computer. How can I get rid of this annoying window? The OS is Vista Ultimate.
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by:garycase
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There are two solutions for this:

(1)  Simply disable the fingerprint reader in the BIOS;

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(2)  Temporaily disable User Account Control ... then let the setup continue and simply set it so you do not use that method of security ... and then re-enable User Account Control [Note you'll have to reboot each time you change the UAC setting].
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Just set it up and the annoying window will go away.

You don't have to use it once it's set up but you DO have the choice of using it.  If you really don't want to, then after you've set it up, disable the service.

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by:Generator
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I checked the BIOS and did not find anything related to the fingerprint device. Where would I locate the "User Account Control" in Vista?
So, once I set this up it then runs as a "Service"?
Thanks
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Control Panel - User Accounts - "Turn User Account Control On/Off"

Just turn it off; reboot; run the setup wizard; reboot; turn UAC back on; and reboot one last time.

With UAC turned on the wizard isn't able to correctly store the "I don't wanna use it" flag :-)
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The thing is that once you set it up you don't HAVE to use it, but it's a nice feature to have just in case.  

Jeff
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