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Finger Print Reader & password log in

by LordVaderr / January 13, 2009 9:57 PM PST

I have a AW m17
& when i start my Laptop
it ask me to swipe my finger to log in
& sometimes finger reader doesnt reconize
so i type in the password

But i only need this when i travelle Sad
& thats why i had set it up
but dont know how to turn it OFF

PLEASE HELP me shut it off
so when i start my comp it should just come to the desktop screen

Please Help Sad

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A stab at it
by Steven Haninger / January 13, 2009 10:11 PM PST

The fingerprint reader is, first, a piece of hardware. Look into your BIOS for a way to disable it. Next, it's a startup program or service. You'll need to find it and turn it off. I can't tell you specifically what the names will be. Google might help you. But, I am thinking that turning off the hardware in the BIOS might generate an error when Windows loads that will offer a clue as to what it's called. This will make it easier to find and disable. I have to think this ability is somewhere buried in your laptop utilities, however. Lenovo uses this too and it's a matter of finding their laptop configuration utility. It's not that hard to do.

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Still the same
by LordVaderr / January 13, 2009 11:46 PM PST
In reply to: A stab at it

I dont know how to open BIOS Sad
hope there is a more simple way to understand
& be nice if i get step by step instruction Sad

Also wondering if i9 remove the log in password will it just remove login password or log finger scanner too

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You might try the TweakUi Powertoy
by Steven Haninger / January 14, 2009 4:13 AM PST
In reply to: Still the same

from Microsoft. It's safe and it's free. It has many adjustments that you can make to your system including autologin. You plug in your username and password and your PC bypasses the login screen. I can't say for certain it will get you past the fingerprint reader. Sorry but I cannot give you step by step instructions as I don't know your laptop. The one near me now is a Lenovo and I just turned off the fingerprint reader in the software utility that came with it. I suspect you may have the same. Hunt around for it in Programs or maybe the control panel.

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Problem Solved
by LordVaderr / January 14, 2009 5:38 AM PST

thank you all

i got it
all i need to do was remove the
password from the user a/c (that me)
& that was it
it is all fine
thxs Problem solved Happy

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