reseting the fingerprint reader

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  1. Bobsbarricades

    Bobsbarricades New Member

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    How do you reset the fingerprint reader for a laptop? I just baught a used m1400 and wanted to change it to my own fingerprint instead of having to always type in the administrative password.

    gracias!
     
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    i think you are going to have to reset the cmos in order to change it.
     
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    You can clear them in the BIOS - but you'll need to have the BIOS password to do that.
     
  4. Bobsbarricades

    Bobsbarricades New Member

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    hmmmm. any other ways to do it? it's just used in windows login
     
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    Bobsbarricades New Member

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    ah, i will try the bios thx
     
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    Sicarius123 Without ME, it's just AWESO

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    The dell's we have at work are a pain in the arse, after being formatted it will keep the boot fingerprint read but wont link it to the XP install anymore.

    Requires ringing dell and having them give you an over-ride code to clear out the boot scan and password.
     
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    so is it better to store it on the hard drive?
     
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    stealing laptops ftl
     
  9. Bobsbarricades

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    Maybe I'll have to call up Motion to see what they say. The guy didn't know how to go about changing the fingerprint ID and I figured it would be an easy thing to take care of... maybe I was over ambiguous :p

    I havn't had a chance to check the BIOS yet though, but I do think it's OS based.
     
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    Sicarius123 Without ME, it's just AWESO

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    Are you talking about a fingerprint scan after BIOS boot before windows boots? Or after windows boots at the login screen?

    BIOS fingerprint scan = you need to call Dell, not sure how much fun that'll be if it's a second hand laptop, and good luck if it turns out it was stolen at some point

    Windows scan = there's a folder in your start menu, I can't for the life of me remember what it's called, but there's a program in there you can use to add and remove secure passwords the laptop manages, and add or remove fingerprints. You need to have a local administrator account to do this.
     
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    if you open up the laptop and find the cmos battery, you can pop it off for about half a minute, and then put it back in. boot the machine back up and the fingerprint will be reset. my friend recently purchased a dell from a pawn shop....it was probably stolen...and thats how he was able to reset it.
     
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    Most pawn shops call to verify if it is stolen or not. MOST. I know because I knew somebody who tried to sell a stolen laptop to a pawn shop and 30 mins later the police came. LOL
     
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    Man - this is rediculous. So it was using omnipass software in windoze for verification... i can't delete the other acccount which isn't a problem but I went to create a new one, swiped my hand about a hundred times and finally had it accept my fringerprint and now it won't acknowledge it... maybe i need to update omnipass because this horrible and actually doing it's job :p
     

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