Using NFC to log into Windows 10?

Both my laptop and my Andriod phone have NFC, and I am able to get them to communicate with each other, but there aren't very many uses for this yet.  

So I was wondering, since my laptop does not have a finger print scanner, if it would be possible to use tapping my phone on the palm rest of my laptop to log in to my laptop via NFC?

Does Windows 10 have any native support for this?  If so, how does one set it up?

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CnicNVAuthor Commented:
So, as far as I can tell.  It does not look like Windows (even 10) has native support for this.  IE, it supports NFC, but only an as of yet, gimmicky feature set.  

You need to use third party software to do this, such as  But I cannot really find an easy way to see the cost of their Windows authentication software, so no real idea.

The NFC reader that McKnife mentions, again, as far as I can tell is for the following ASUS product (and perhaps, ASUS laptops that have it built in).  But I do not think ASUS software would work on a Dell embedded NFC hardware.

So for now, I am abandoning this as not having a solution.
"It does not look like Windows (even 10) has native support for this" - it has, since windows 8.
"NFC reader that McKnife mentions, again, as far as I can tell is for the following ASUS product" - sure, but that does not mean, your device might not have one already built-in. What laptop model is it?

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CnicNVAuthor Commented:
Well, what I mean by native support, is not that it doesn't have native support for NFC (as a whole), but rather it doesn't for NFC based Windows Authentication.

My Laptop is a Dell XPS 12.5.  I check the software and drivers page for my service code, for Windows 10 OS, and there is no security software for this model that addresses NFC authentication :-(
Windows has, the hardware hasn't. I don't know whether one could buy USB based nfc readers, have you Googled?
CnicNVAuthor Commented:
Yeah, but nothing for integrated, from Dell at least .  Ahh well.  I will reward us both points 50/50.  Let the admins sort it out if need be.  Too bad really that NFC hasn't really taken off the way one would imagine.

Thanks for your feed back.
Points don't matter. CU
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