I am having difficulty using the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader. Can anyone help?
Using XP Media Center edition, when I attempt to use the new reader (Model 1033) with the furnished CD installation disk (MPPM ver 1.0) it will register the fingerprints. When I go to a logon page at a website, the reader appears to recognize the fingerprint (the small icon image appears briefly on the screen), but the logon dialog window never appears.
If I use the later DPPM (ver. 2.0) downloaded from Microsoft, it will also register the fingerprints satisfactorily. However, I always get an error message when I try to set it up to logon to any websites. The message reads: "This page is not a logon screen. (Well, it certainly is!!) To create a fingerprint logon, you must first use your Web browser to display the logon page for a Web site."
I attempted contacting Microsoft, and their only reply is that the Media Center edition is pre-installed by the manufacturer (Toshiba) and may be modified by Toshiba in installation, that I must contact Toshiba.
Since the laptop is beyond warranty, I doubt that Toshiba will provide any assistance. (In fact, they would probably just pass the buck back to Microsoft, leaving me caught in the middle).
Anyone can help me figure this out??
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Users installing windows 7 on their pcs may have experienced a problem: it seems microsoft fingerprint reader is not compatible with windows 7 so and has been discontinued by microsoft. That means, no driver update. You can go on using your fingerprint reader simply clicking the link below and following the instructions. I used that trick several times and it always worked. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.blogfeld.com/2009/10/microsoft-fingerprint-reader-windows-7.html">http://www.blogfeld.com/2009/10/microsoft-fingerprint-reader-windows-7.html</a>
I installed GrFinger SDK 4.2. that contain FingerCap USB Driver 1.0 but through reading on internet I learned that this version contain many problems , so I when replace it with Fingerprint_SDK_2007 that contain FingerCap USB Driver 1.2 ,Thank God ,my problem have been solved
If you turn data execution prevention off (cntrl panel, system, performance steeings buton then the DEP tab) it will work.
It is better to add only the programs (.exe) from the BIN folder of your C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\bin folders since DEP is a good security measure against many types of attacks.
The single fact that Microsoft keeps that bug around can be seen as "you will never get security with Big Brother". It is really ugly and, as an electronic engineer I think Microsoft Monopoily as somethiung to do with NSA CIA MOSSAD and wars.
I am sorry to say what my most honest intuition tells me :)
I've been using mine for about a year with no problems, try plugging it into a different USB port. Windows will probably reinstall the drivers and this will reset the fingerprint reader. If it doesn't come back on then, you're probably gonna need a new one. Also, check the system tray icon for the fingerprint reader. Hover your mouse over it. If it says that the reader is connected, chances are that red light just somehow isn't working. You could try taking the whole thing apart and looking at the red light to see if there's anything unusual around there.