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Use Biometric fingerprint reader in windows 7

hi there,

I've purchased a few HP ProBook 6440b laptops which I want the users logging in using the finderprint reader using with Windows 7 built in biometrics software, not HP's protec Tools software.

When I go into Device Manager, the fingerprint reader is detected under biometric devices but when I go into control panel Biometric devices is not listed to register the fingerprints.

Can someone advise how I can get fingerprint login enabled on this laptop?
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merowingerCommented:
Try to reinstall the fingerprint driver for this notebook type.
The driver has 63 MB so i assume there should be included the firmware for control panel...
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=de&cc=de&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=4095207&prodNameId=4095208&swEnvOID=4054&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-81481-1
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LBCAuthor Commented:
Nope, didn't work.

The fingerprint reader is from validity.
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merowingerCommented:
From what?
is there a bios settings which enabled it?
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LBCAuthor Commented:
The manufacturer is called Validity.

Enabled in BIOS, as I said in original post it appears in device manager and functioning correctly.
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merowingerCommented:
ok
Isn't there a HP Fingerprint tool installed with the driver?
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LBCAuthor Commented:
yes, but it's a big lump of junk.

All other laptops I've rolled out use the Windows 7 biometrics utility, much easier for end users to use.
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Andres PeralesCommented:
Hit the start button, then on the image for the user that is logged in, right click you should see options there.
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LBCAuthor Commented:
When I right click on the user image from start meni no options are displayed.
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merowingerCommented:
have you tried another driver?
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LBCAuthor Commented:
What other drivers is there except for the one on the HP website?
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
I've not got the HP crappy tools installed on my probook 6545b here's how mine shows up

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LBCAuthor Commented:
That's how mine shows up also, but nothing appears in control panel to setup fingerprint login.

My other laptops show Biometrics in control panel.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Have installed the Digital persona or just the driver? - you will need both for the device to support Windows 7 logon framework I think http://www.validityinc.com/post.aspx?id=142
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Andres PeralesCommented:
Will have to check on the Laptop from home later today.
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LBCAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately none of these suggestions have worked.

It seems HP are enforcing the use of the fingerprint reader only through their HP Security protect tools, which are junk.
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