1. rhapdog's Avatar
    Everybody is talking about the camera to access Windows Hello. But, who is planning on using the finger print scanner?

    This is Windows Hello with a RealSense camera and fingerprint scanner | Windows Central

    Are you planning on getting a laptop with it built-in? Or purchasing a stand-alone fingerprint scanner for your desktop?

    Tell us all about it.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-31-2015 01:29 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    A standalone fingerprint scanner is a great way to get in on Hello.
    07-31-2015 01:37 PM
  3. David Feifer's Avatar
    I am using the scanner on my Lenovo T530 and other then the smile/wink animation at login I don't really see any difference to windows 8.1.
    08-03-2015 05:00 PM
  4. rhapdog's Avatar
    I am using the scanner on my Lenovo T530 and other then the smile/wink animation at login I don't really see any difference to windows 8.1.
    The difference is that it is supposed to replace your password as part of the built-in OS. With Windows 8.1, you had to use proprietary software in order to accomplish it. This is something that a large majority of users in the past never had easy access to and most people never thought about. Basically, it makes the extra security available to the masses. Also, it should be able to use that authentication anytime you need to make a store purchase to protect your credentials and finances, and the old proprietary software couldn't do that.
    08-03-2015 05:48 PM
  5. David Feifer's Avatar
    I didn't actually need any proprietary software for 8.1 and I have been using my fingerprint to log on to the domain for years. Though I may be one of the lucky ones that have a directly supported chip. Few of the MS employees I know use the exact same laptop.. I think the main difference that I am anticipating is the usage of the scanner for alternate applications other then logon. ie. I would love to be able to give it the finger when I need domain admin privileges (we have a pretty convoluted username and password for the account) as well as login for personal website accounts and games.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-03-2015 05:57 PM
  6. Vlatko Stojanovski's Avatar
    Could you tell me what you did to get Hello working with fingerprint on the T530? I can't get mine to work at all. Fails when swiping fingers during Hello setup.
    08-26-2015 12:48 PM
  7. rhapdog's Avatar
    I checked with the Lenovo Support site for the T530, and they appear to not have released a driver for the Fingerprint Scanner for Windows 10. There are some models of laptops that are, unfortunately, out of luck with this particular issue. You will need to contact Lenovo Support to get further assistance with this issue.
    08-29-2015 05:39 AM
  8. Vlatko Stojanovski's Avatar
    Unfortunately they do not offer support for it. :(

    From their windows 10 support page:

    Quote
    "Driver for following devices are provided as is and there is no additional support.

    - Authentic Fingerprint Reader"

    More unfortunate, neither does Microsoft, their "latest driver" found through update is from 2013 :(
    10-07-2015 04:40 PM
  9. przemek1234's Avatar
    I think it would be the best if fingerprint scaner was integrated with touch screen. It could work automatically during unlocking.
    11-17-2015 07:53 AM

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