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    Login with Fingerprint

    We use Acer TimelineX laptops here which are awesome little machines and include a fingerprint reader.

    Now I have always ignored it but my girlfriend showed me her work machine the other day and she logs on to Windows 7 just by swiping her fingerprint.

    Anyone know what software you use to do this? I tried looking for biometrics in control panel but its not there

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    It might be a software package you need to install to get the reader working.

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    You would need to install the software for the Biometric Fingerprint Reader.

    I use mine too I have one finger to login to local machine and one finger to login to my domain account.

    I then have a special finger which i use to authenticate against my servers

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    You would need to install the software for the Biometric Fingerprint Reader.

    I use mine too I have one finger to login to local machine and one finger to login to my domain account.

    I then have a special finger which i use to authenticate against my servers

    James.
    Middle finger? lol

    Brings a new meaning to 3 fingered salute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    I then have a special finger which i use to authenticate against my servers
    Just me that thinks that sounds a bit wrong then? Lol. Quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    You would need to install the software for the Biometric Fingerprint Reader.
    I have the Acer BioStore software but there are lots of comments online about it changing the bios settings so I was a little hesitent.

    Is this not built into windows 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Middle finger? lol

    Brings a new meaning to 3 fingered salute.

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    Ha Ha Ha! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    I have the Acer BioStore software but there are lots of comments online about it changing the bios settings so I was a little hesitent.

    Is this not built into windows 7?
    Not quite sure, I imagine it's similar to my HP Protect software you just need to configure the options and register your fingerprints against an account.

    I have not used acer software before so can't be 100% sure mate.

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    I attempted this on a HP probook laptop before.
    Conclusion was the finger print reader was to unrealiable ( Often not detecting finger ) and could take many attempts for a sucessful logon, so it wasnt worth the hassle letting staff use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    I attempted this on a HP probook laptop before.
    Conclusion was the finger print reader was to unrealiable ( Often not detecting finger ) and could take many attempts for a sucessful logon, so it wasnt worth the hassle letting staff use it.
    I have not had any issues with my one, although it is fairly new...

    James.

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    Yeh the girlfriend says its revolutionary, works 100% everytime.

    Played round with the Acer software for ages but dont ever see any way to login with it.

    Will keep trying.

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    We looked at this but previously it wasn't compatible with Domain logins. We wanted a blind teacher to be able to use it but had to give up in the end. I used to use a swipe scanner on a tablet I had but it wasn't great, the press on ones were much more reliable. Probably got much better now though.

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    In terms of accuracy the reader on the TimeLineX has been 100% in my testing.

    Its just suprising the software to log on isnt so good

    The girlfriend says her company uses this but I cant find much info about it

    Products :: EMBASSY Authentication Server (EAS) | Wave Systems Corp.

    Also I found this but I dont have the menu item on my windows 7

    Enable Logon Using Biometric Fingerprint Reader in Windows 7 x86 & x64 | Capitalhead.com

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