Installation order is very important — use the following procedure, including reboots, or the software will not function properly: The notebook is 3 days old. Roboform does it with Window Biometric Framework since Windows 7. I know exactly how to do this on most other Dell Latitude laptops from and up. However, what I did was NOT downloading the actual version of the software from Dell but using the packages that were already downloaded on my machine. LastPass has support for various fingerprint readers, including Windows Biometric Framework, as a Premium feature.
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Previously, you had to download several different ControlPoint packages and install them, hoping one was the right one. In my opinion, this is one. You have to have Windows Biometric Framework drivers installed, and If you are having problems swiping your finger in Windows 8, please try. Microsoft would later backport Windows 8 Emoji features to Windows 7. If you are going to try it, controlault the directions included with the download to the letter.
Spring cleaning and Decrapification. Guys, Is it possible to have ControlVault store passwords for other contgolvault like VPN, Websites, etc and use the fingerprint to authenticate?
You made my day! Checking current ControlVault status. Dell really likes ot make it tricky to get the fingerprint reader working when you install Windows from scratch. Right now the Data Protection package consists of four files: I had an issue in fingerprint reader, I never thought reinstalling will be the solution for it.
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Roboform does it with Window Biometric Framework since Windows 7. Waiting for ControlVault to come up. Tony Smith June 28, at 4: The single installer worked for fingerprints right away.
No desktop or task tray icons will be placed onto the system by default. You will need to download these three packages and install in this order: Your email address will not be published.
E6400: Enabling Biometric Devices Control Panel by installing WBF fingerprint driver
I had to mix parts of this and that, niometric here is the result: I did the installation in the right order on my E with XP Professional. I literally spent half a day trying to get this to work.
When I get a chance to evaluate the new drivers which will involve some image backups I will update this post. I have bought a Dell Precision M and I was struggling with the same problems. Notify me of new posts by email. Add your fingerprints here and it should work.
Some of the new features included in Windows 7 are advancements in touch, speech, and. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I would think that Windows 8 windows biometric framework would eliminate the need for dell data protection. At the end the fingerprint access to Windows works even though is rather slow still faster then typing password though.
Software and I: How to Reinstall the Fingerprint Reader on a Dell Laptop
Hey Scott — my apologies, but I no longer have the laptop in question. Unknown November 4, at 2: Finally, I was about to give up or brake my laptop but found this and it worked!
Well now as of the dell E they have renamed everything to Dell Data Protection Access Dell data protection access. If you did install the ControlVault driver, try using system restore to roll back This is what I did after installing the driver a second time, after reinstalling windows to recover from the first time….
When installed in the listed order they indeed work and provide fingerprint access to Windows.
What specific part of Dell software installs the driver required for this?