Tutorial : How to use fingerprint security from BIOS

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  1. richyhu

    richyhu Notebook Enthusiast

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    Good tutorial, I'm using the TZ and like others mentioned haven't enabled TPM and can still use the fingerprints and power-on security fine.

    It's also worth mentioning the "Allow Power-On Security Single Sign-On option" under system settings in the Control Center that allows the finger print used at power on to then be used for the Windows logon screen without having to swipe a second time.
     
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    Great tutorial! A couple of questions before I do it:
    1. Do you still have the option to type a password in case the fingerprint won't work?
    2. Does it work ok with Vista's hybernation/sleep/hybrid sleep (not sure what it's called in the English Vista)?
     
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    1/ Not at Power-On as far as I am aware. You have 3 attempts on mine before you are locked out and would have to power off before re-trying.

    2/ Works fine when resuming from Hibernate, not necessary when resuming from sleep.
     
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    1. Yes, you have three tries to swipe your finger, then it changes to a field, where you have to type inthe password. It also beeps after a while, to remind you to swipe your finger.
    2. After waking up from hibernation, you have to swipe your finger again.
     
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    1) u get 3 tries....if fingerprint fails, then u are asked the password
    2) it works with hybernation also........!!
     
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    any other members found this useful?
     
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    instead of swiping your finger incorrectly three times, you can hit "esc" and it will bypass the biometric and allow you to enter a password.

    thanks to the OP for this tutorial. i set it up and it works great!
     
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    Anyone tried combining power on fingerprints with Bitlocker in Vista?
     
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    Thank so much for the tutorial! In my case, the FingerPrint does not work on Battery! What about yours? Any solution to that so I can work on both AC and battery?
    Thank a lot.
     
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    Mine works on battery.
     
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