Tutorial : How to use fingerprint security from BIOS

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    Friends,

    I saw many people asking how to enable the fingerprint security from BIOS, so before windows loads, it asks to swipe the finger. With a little R&D, I managed to find the exact way to do it :)

    I am using a VAIO SZ430N/B and I have formatted and did a clean install of vista ultimate.

    Now I am presuming that you all have installed the Protector Suite QL and enrolled your finger prints in it. So here is the process to get it enabled on the chip :)

    Step 1

    Right click on Protector Suite QL on taskbar and select "Start Control Center"

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    Step 2

    Click on enroll or edit....... and select "Delete"


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    Step 3

    Click on Setings & Select Power-on security


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    Step 4

    Make sure that Enable power-on.......is ticked


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    Step 5

    Restart the laptop & select F2 to go in BIOS
    Then go to Security option, and set a machine password
    Make sure that Password when power on is Enabled
    Then select clear Fingerprint data


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    Step 6

    It will give a warning to clear the data, select continue, after that the machine will restart automatically.


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    Step 7

    Press F2 again and go to BIOS & this time go to TPM state & make sure that it is enabled.


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    Step 8

    Exit BIOS and save the settings.


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    Step 9

    Go to Protector Suite SL again & select enroll or edit fingerprints.

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    Step 10

    It will ask you to enable power-on........select YES
    After that enroll your fingerprints in the software. I did for both the index fingers.


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    Step 11

    Go to power on security under settings & make sure that all your fingerprints are registered

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    Step 12

    Restart your computer

     
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    Step 13

    Go to Protector suite again after restart, and then go to edit or enroll fingerprints.

    You will get this pop-up now


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    Step 14

    In the next screen you will find that above the fingerprints your saved earlier, you will see a blank box which can be enabled.


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    Step 15

    Click on the blank box above the recorded fingerprint, and your will get this option to add the fingerprint to power-on


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    Step 16

    It will again reconfirm if your want to enable it for power on, to which you select yes

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    Step 17

    Now you will see the words "Boot" written above the enrolled fingerprints. Which means that next time you start the machine, it will ask you to swipe the fingerprint & then only the machine will boot the OS.

    Also it wont ask you again to swipe while loading windows


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    Important:

    don't forget to enable the admin privileges for user everytime you use the Protector Suite QL control center. The option is at the bottom of the window.

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