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8.1 start-up with Fingerprint

  1. #1

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    8.1 start-up with Fingerprint

    In Win 8 I could start the machine by swiping fingerprint and it would take me straight to the metro screen of my account in windows. This was using Lenovo fingerprint reader software which is incompatible with 8.1 as 8.1 has fingerprint log-on built in.

    In 8.1 RTM when I start the machine (or resume from hibernate) fingerprint restarts the machine but only takes me only to lock screen and I have to authenticate again to access my account. i.e. I have to give my fingerprint 2x instead of once. This is a bit annoying.

    The driver I'm using is Authen Tec Fingerprint Coprocessor which was installed automatically by Windows and otherwise works fine.

    Is there anyway around this or is it expected behavior?

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Sounds like it's simply not as good a Biometric Reader as the Lenovo app was.

    If you install Start8 you can configure it to boot straight to desktop, if that's what you want. Or to the Start Screen, either way you can bypass the lock screen.
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8.1 start-up with Fingerprint
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