1. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    I upgraded my PC from win 7 to win 8 and my hp dv6 finger print scanner will only work for log on when on a local account, not a Microsoft account!!
    09-20-2013 04:41 PM
  2. judah modeste's Avatar
    Go directly to the finger print scanner site and see if they have any windows 8 drivers or search through other for others with the same problem.
    09-20-2013 04:54 PM
  3. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    It's unlikely that it supports that function. Why did you downgrade to Windows 8?
    09-20-2013 04:56 PM
  4. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Shoot me a pm and remind me to send you the driver when I get home. Did this last week.
    09-20-2013 05:07 PM
  5. WPmunkey's Avatar
    It's unlikely that it supports that function. Why did you downgrade to Windows 8?
    I c wut u deed there. U silly.
    09-20-2013 06:33 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Moved to Windows 8 forum, since this topic relates to desktop Windows 8, not Windows Phone.
    09-20-2013 08:18 PM
  7. mase123987's Avatar
    It's unlikely that it supports that function. Why did you downgrade to Windows 8?
    I hate downgrading to faster, easier and more productive software...
    09-20-2013 08:24 PM
  8. Asskickulater's Avatar
    I hate downgrading to faster, easier and more productive software...
    Exactly.. love the mindless windows 8 hate.. lol

    "ohnoes it haz a different lookz then what im use too, its a horrible os!"
    xandros9, sueha, juan6996 and 2 others like this.
    09-20-2013 08:41 PM
  9. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Exactly.. love the mindless windows 8 hate.. lol

    "ohnoes it haz a different lookz then what im use too, its a horrible os!"
    It looks beautiful.
    They added so much functionality!
    It's so smooth now!
    It solves the problems of being touch-optimized AND mouse-oriented at the same time!
    And, Task Manager. Hnnggh. It's awesome now.

    Let's call this a downgrade!
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-20-2013 09:04 PM
  10. Asskickulater's Avatar
    It looks beautiful.
    They added so much functionality!
    It's so smooth now!
    It solves the problems of being touch-optimized AND mouse-oriented at the same time!
    And, Task Manager. Hnnggh. It's awesome now.

    Let's call this a downgrade!
    That task manager is orgasmic!
    09-20-2013 09:15 PM
  11. Hassan Rashid's Avatar
    Uhumm... Discussion diverted again... Darren search for a driver online or PM z33dev33l if you don't find one yourself. Good luck!
    09-21-2013 04:35 AM
  12. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    Uhumm... Discussion diverted again... Darren search for a driver online or PM z33dev33l if you don't find one yourself. Good luck!
    but I works fine when I'm signed into a local account on win 8 it just won't work when signed into a Microsoft one, will the driver fix that??
    09-21-2013 06:22 AM
  13. ag1986's Avatar
    but I works fine when I'm signed into a local account on win 8 it just won't work when signed into a Microsoft one, will the driver fix that??
    Right, so here's your problem:

    Local accounts: The password is stored, encrypted, on your hard drive. When you use the fingerprint sensor, you are actually decrypting the local password using your fingerprint's pattern and then passing that to the login agents.

    Live: The password is cached locally and encrypted with a DIFFERENT mechanism, different from that for a local password. The fingerprint scanner's not capable of hooking into this encryption system and thereby causing your issue.

    As it works fine with a local account the hardware is talking to the OS, I think it's unlikely (yet possible) that a driver update will fix.
    09-21-2013 06:59 AM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I upgraded my PC from win 7 to win 8 and my hp dv6 finger print scanner will only work for log on when on a local account, not a Microsoft account!!
    When you're on the login screen, you should have the option for "other credentials". As ag1986 mentioned, the MS login is different than your local account. I had a similar issue with a Lenovo X61 and I uninstalled the Biometric prog. Then I re-installed through Update from Control Panel. After all that, I had the options to use the finger swipe, MS Live p/w or type my local p/w. Don't know if you're looking for a simpler solution.
    09-21-2013 10:10 AM
  15. Dragunov2's Avatar
    09-21-2013 02:14 PM
  16. hopmedic's Avatar
    The print reader on my DV6T-SE works fine. Not sure if what I did was different than what you did... I'm running 8.1 (was running 8 for almost the past two years), and when I set up the new install, I created local account, and after I logged in, I connected it to my MS account. Upgrading to 8.1 I had to reinstall the driver from HPs site. Same driver, and even though 8.1 had to uninstall it during the upgrade, it did reinstall and works fine.
    09-23-2013 09:54 AM
  17. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    It does work fine for my local account just not the ms one
    09-23-2013 12:59 PM

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