Windows 10: Hardware Fingerprint

Discus and support Hardware Fingerprint in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I would like to know where to look for my computer's hardware fingerprint. Every way I try to type in "hardware fingerprint" I get messages about... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by bryongrimm, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Hardware Fingerprint


    I would like to know where to look for my computer's hardware fingerprint. Every way I try to type in "hardware fingerprint" I get messages about fingerprint readers. I even tried the virtual agent who thought that " Where would I find my computer's hardware fingerprint" meant that I was having a problem with cortana, can't understand that my computer has a hardware fingerprint---and I just want to know where it can be found.

    Can anyone tell me what button to click to get into the window that lists my hardware fingerprint?

    :)
     
    bryongrimm, Jan 12, 2019
    #1

  2. fingerprint swipe quit working.

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the methods below and check if it fixes the issue.

    Method 1: Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

    Follow these steps to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter:

    • Press Windows key + W and type troubleshooting.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Select View all on the top left corner.
    • Click Hardware and Devices.
    • Follow the on-screen instruction to run the troubleshooter.
    Method 2: Uninstall and reinstall the driver

    I suggest you to try uninstall the fingerprint
    drivers check if it works for you.

    Follow the steps to uninstall the Fingerprint
    drivers:

    • Press Windows Key + X key and click Device Manager.
    • Right-click on the Fingerprint device listed and click on ‘Uninstall’.
    • Select the option to Delete driver software.
    • Restart the computer after its uninstalled.
    Try to access the device manufacturer's website and download and install the latest chipset and Fingerprint
    drivers.

    Method 3

    If issue still persists, I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the Fingerprint
    drivers in Compatibility mode and check if it works:

    Follow the steps to uninstall the Fingerprint
    driver:

    • Press Windows Key + X key.
    • Click on Device Manager.
    • Right-click on the Fingerprint device listed and click on ‘Uninstall’.
    • Select the option to Delete driver software.
    • Restart the computer after its uninstalled.
    Now download the drivers the manufacturer website and install it in Windows 8.1 compatibility mode. Follow the steps provided below to install the drivers in compatibility mode:

    • Right-click on the driver setup file and click on ‘properties’.
    • Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select Windows 8.1 operating system from the drop down.
    • Click on ‘Apply’ and click ‘OK’ and run the file to install it.
    Hope this will fix the issue, if not let us know with the updated status and we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Mann_Manohar, Jan 12, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows Hello Fingerprint Setup not working

    Hi,

    As per the description, I understand that the fingerprint feature does not work on Window10. We will assist you to resolve the issue.

    As an initial troubleshooting step, I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the finger print driver and check if that helps to resolve the issue.

    Please follow the below steps.


    • Delete the fingerprints you already registered.

    • Press Windows Key + R Key.

    • Then type “devmgmt.msc” and press
      Enter.

    • Uninstall the current driver
      the current diver under "Biometric devices".

    • You maybe have to click the "discover new hardware" symbol in the device manager.
    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Jan 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Hardware Fingerprint

    Fingerprint Reader not working on Windows 10

    Hi Kayleigh,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As you are facing issues with accessing Fingerprint reader on Windows 10, do let us know the following to assist you better:

    • What is the make and model of your device?
    • What is the device status in Device Manager along with exclamatory mark?

    I suggest you to try few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Run Hardware troubleshooter as it will help in resolving the issues with hardware and resolve any simple issues found.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, click on
      Control Panel.
    • In the Control Panel window, select Category and then select
      Large icons.
    • Click on Troubleshooting, click on
      view all option on the upper left corner.
    • Select the Hardware and Device
      options from the list.
    • Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Method 2: I suggest you to update the drivers for Fingerprint Reader in Device Manager:

    Steps:

    • Right click on Windows key from the desktop and click on
      Device Manager.
    • Expand Human Interface Devices, right click on the
      Fingerprint driver and select Update Driver Software
    • Check if you are able to access the device.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with the required information and updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jan 12, 2019
    #4
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