Jul 20 2021 06:51 AM
Jul 20 2021 06:51 AM
So recently I have installed a version of Windows 11 through the Dev channel on both my desktop and my laptop. My laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad 14 15ARE) has a fingerprint reader (ELAN WBF) which I used occasionally. But since I updated the driver through the Lenovo site. That seemed to work, but only after I put the laptop to sleep. When I restart the laptop the option to sign in with my fingerprint seems to be gone...
I have tried several things like reinstalling the driver but nothing worked.
Any ideas on how to make it work?
Jul 21 2021 04:59 AM
Jul 21 2021 07:49 AM
Oct 02 2021 08:24 AM
@Rocket_rl Will Microsoft be Adding Drivers for their on Legacy Fingerprint reader products?
I got on the bandwagon in 2004, then they stopped... Purchased a few of their fingerprint readers, and now they are sitting in a drawer.
(reference: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader - Wikipedia)
It would be nice if they could come up with something that would work with the old components that they were touting.. Or is this just abandon ware... I don't want to go down the rabbit hole again.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration. I know not just me would be happy if you re-introduced new drivers for this old hardware.
Oct 04 2021 09:22 AM
Feb 23 2022 12:41 PM - edited Feb 23 2022 01:04 PM
For those that have solved this, any guidance?
Feb 23 2022 01:02 PM
Feb 23 2022 04:48 PM
@DennisWin Nothing.. I cannot even load the Drivers for it.. As I said this fingerprint reader is from 2004. I did a clean install of windows 10, and there were no drivers for it.. I couldn't get it to work, so there are no old fingerprints. Would be nice if you could explain how you got it to work. I am sure a whole bunch of us would appreciate it.
Feb 23 2022 05:46 PM
Feb 23 2022 05:57 PM - edited Feb 23 2022 05:59 PM
@The_MartianSo I am running Windows 11. It always worked in Windows 10. My Laptop is a Lenovo Thinkbook 14s, so it is newer than 2004. As soon as I updated to 11, it stopped working. I updated the drivers but it still didn't work. I went into the Hello config and tried re-recording my fingerprint but it would never finish and complain. When I read this post, I noticed it wasn't very long, so I went back into Hello config and removed fingerprinting and rebooted. I then added fingerprinting again and rescanned my finger. This time the scan went further, and further and finally finished. I think Windows 11 scanned more of the finger to get the sides and all around. Now it works every time.
Feb 24 2022 07:03 AM
Feb 26 2022 05:38 PM
Mar 01 2022 07:32 AM