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Tutorial : How to use fingerprint security from BIOS

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Kaushal, Oct 7, 2007.

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  1. Kaushal

    Kaushal Notebook Consultant

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    any more people found this one useful?
     
  2. Hunningolla

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    Yea I will do this as soon as I get my hand on the comp.
     
  3. Qualia9

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    Works great for me :)

    did't know that before..

    Thanks for the info
     
  4. Hunningolla

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    Ok got the comp a few hours ago (sz61xn/c) anf after getting frustrated on the bloatware removing I decided to try this out. The process was a bit shorter but otherwise it worked perfectly. Thanks alot!!
     
  5. Kaushal

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    I am glad that it was useful to u
     
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    Hi Kaushal ... great article ... just curious though .. what is the benefit to activate the fingerprint from BIOS ? I am currently using the fingerprint as is installed from default. and i can do windows logon using fingerprint method.
    Does it mean BIOS access will based on fingerprint instead of password ?
     
  7. Kaushal

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    thanks

    yeah fingerprint in bios will have 2 benefits:

    1) when u boot up ur machine, it will replace the need to enter bios password. If u get 3 tries wrong for fingerprint, then only it will ask for bios password.

    2) u dont need to swipe finger again for logging to windows.
     
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    Thanks ... currently using fingerprint on windows logon i can have multiuser enrolled on the fingerprint apps. But since the fingerprint brought upfront upon accessing laptop on BIOS phase, does it support multiuser kind of laptop ?
    Also, if the windows crash in anyway .. will it impact the fingerprint stored and fingerprint bootup method the laptop from BIOS ?
     
  9. Kaushal

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    i dont think u can have multi user for bios

    but then it stores 10 fingers.......so u can have other user fingerprint in the balance after u stored urs

    reinstalling windows dont affect the bios data.....!!
     
  10. Kaushal

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    a small bump :D
     
  11. Gazelle

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    I just did this. Nice tutortial, and thank you for writing it. HOWEVER, there were a couple of important things that were different when I followed your tutorial:

    I am using a TZ150. After I deleted my fingerprints, restarted, edited the BIOS like what you guide said, re-enrolled my fingerprints and restarted again, a window popped up and requested me to scan my finger.

    So, the last few steps in your tutorial was totally simplified on my TZ150. I didn't have to open up Protector Suite again and go to enroll/edit fingerprints a third time (the step where each finger has 'Boot' above it, etc). Those blank slots were not there when I tried doing that step. However, everything still seems to be working normally.
     
  12. Kaushal

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    thats great..........!!

    the steps may differ in diff models...but the basic idea remains the same :)
     
  13. T2k

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    Hah, good to know, thanks for noting it. However mine still doesn't show it - is it possible that a newer Protector version (v5.8) doesn't have it?
     
  14. bob9

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    Thanks for the tutorial, but I can't use the power on feature for some reason. There's no extra boxes at the top of finger boxes.

    I'm using Acer TravelMate 6460. The power on finger swipe worked since I bought it, but after a while (bios update perhaps) it stopped. Still works in windows though.
    I got the latest bios, driver and Protector Suite installed.

    In Control Center -> Power-on Security there are listed the fingers I scanned and the "Enable..." checkbox is checked. But on boot I get asked for a password instead my fingerprint.

    Any ideas?
     
  15. Babydarklord

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    Hello

    Im not sure If this will be same Setting in a Acer have you try posting this on Acer Forum.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think your laptop needs to have a TPM chip for the fingerprint reader to work at BIOS POST/boot.
     
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    Correct!! TPM module.
     
  18. bob9

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    Nevermind, turned out I had to enable this feature in Acer eSettings Management software :)
     
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    Hey guys, sorry if this is taking you back, but can someone pls point me in the right direction. How do i get Protector Suite QL Pleeeeeeaaaase,
     
  20. tedd

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    Sorry forgot to mention that i use an SR19 series (SR19XN)
     
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