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Installed Windows Vista back on my machine. Took it off for a while due to the fact that the new Zune software didn't work on Vista. It does now - so I'm back! :)

Microsoft Windows Vista

In installing Windows Vista, for the second time - one thing that took me a while was finding all the software for my Microsoft Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader. You can find the software for both the keyboard and the fingerprint reader here:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/download.mspx

It is two separate pieces of software that you want to install. The first is ItelliType Pro 6.1 (32bit) for Vista. Installing this on Vista will not require a reboot. After installing this, you will then want to install DigitalPersona Password Manager 2.0. This will require a reboot and then you will register your fingerprints after the reboot. Works wonderfully on Vista.

For those that don't yet have a fingerprint reader (whether it is on their keyboard or not), this is something that I highly recommend. I have one at work and at home. You never have to type in your username and password again.

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 6:16 PM Windows , Microsoft , HOW-TOs | Back to top


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Thanks for the tip. I found the IntelliType driver, but Microsoft did a good job of hiding Digital Persona.

Note, following the link above didn't work... I had to copy it, open a new browser, go to download.microsoft.com, then paste the URL. Some other crazy Vista security thing.
Left by Julian on Feb 12, 2007 7:37 PM

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no support for finger print reader on VISTA 64 bit and no info on when it will be supported
Left by simon on Mar 14, 2007 3:53 AM

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I wrote an article on installing the fingerprint login for Windows Vista, specifically for a Thinkpad T60p which uses the TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor.
Left by Thomas Holloway on May 19, 2007 4:40 AM

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IT IS TOO GOOD FOR MY COMPUTER
Left by anshul katakwar on Jul 27, 2007 6:13 AM

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it's aug of 2007 and still NO x64 support!!!!! Why release x64 OS's if you don't plan on making any compatibility updates
Left by jenn on Aug 14, 2007 1:20 AM

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"how can MS expect other companies to support vista fully when they don't even release x64 drivers themselves for new HW?"
Left by joe on Sep 24, 2007 5:13 PM

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I am not able to find a windows vista compatable fingerprint reader software for my lenovo 3000 N100 laptop. Can anyone help me?
Left by Shaji Puthiyaparampan on Oct 16, 2007 3:54 AM

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Hi,
I have finsihed installing IntelliType Pro 6.1 (32 bit).
Then during installation of Digital Persona Password Manager 2.0, right at the very end it ask you to plug in the USB connector that contains the fingerprint reader. I do not understand this step. My keyboard is the kind that has the fingerprint reader on it, and I do not know what must I do to successfully complete the installation?.Please help.
Left by Romeo on Oct 28, 2007 4:05 AM

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I think that MS was quick to release vista drivers for plenty of their products (even though they should have had them ready at launch since they kind of had access to everything they needed).

But they seem to like ignoring us at the "revolutionary" end of the string.
I use quotation marks not because i find 64-bit overhyped, but rather how they discourage people from using it by not making compatibility updates.

Annoying that...
Left by Kai on Jan 05, 2008 10:07 PM

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piece of shit...
it doesnt work well
it doesnt logon in vista 32, always give "unknown user" message....
Left by andre on Feb 15, 2008 12:48 PM

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i need it
Left by jack on May 14, 2008 9:51 PM

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Fingerprint software at my note-book is disapeare
Left by Prawito on Jul 19, 2008 7:57 PM

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It doesnt work with a 64 bit os. This is a piece of shit!
Left by Ross on Sep 21, 2008 4:43 PM

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Still no 64-bit support for this. The new Mac commercial is so true. All money goes to advertising none to product fixes.
Left by Joker on Nov 04, 2008 12:43 PM

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I am searching for:
Digitalpersona Personal
Password manager 4.0

Does anywone know where i can download it?

It is the best Software for use under VVista with many Fingerprint-Readers
Left by madmax on Dec 09, 2008 4:02 AM

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CAN SOMEONE PLS. TELL ME IF THERE IS A Digitalpersona fingerprint Password manager for vista 64-bit or any other compactible software
Left by KENI JEE on Dec 17, 2008 4:23 AM

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Here we go: DigitalPersona 64Bit Version for Vista.

Works guaranteed with "AuthenTec Inc. AES2501A". It's a modified HP Version of it:
http://rapidshare.com/files/199991991/DigitalPersona64bit.rar
Left by Nexxor on Feb 19, 2009 8:43 AM

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It does not work on my 64bit Vista machine. It will not find the fingerprint reader (by microsoft) during wizard so software is not installed correctly. This happened when using the modifief HP version.

Any suggestions?
Left by B.S. on Jun 09, 2009 5:04 PM

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Doesn't work on 64-bit. My main machine is also 64-bit. Sigh.
Left by Bill Evjen on Jun 10, 2009 7:04 AM

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Sucks big time... Micrsosoft should be ashamed of itself.
Left by B.S. on Jun 11, 2009 3:02 PM

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I WANT DOWNLOAD FINGERPRINT READER SOFTWARE ON MICROSOFT WINDOWNS VISTA
Left by ARUN KUMAR on Jul 08, 2009 9:15 AM

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NO 64 bits ? wat the hell is wron with microsoft , how hard is it to make a softwer and convert it to 64 bits ?
Left by dickpomp on Sep 04, 2009 4:31 PM

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I NED SOFWARE
Left by david on Nov 09, 2009 11:28 AM

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i need software
Left by suresh on Nov 13, 2009 12:42 AM

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http://rapidshare.com/files/309582669/DigitalPersona4.1.1x64.msi new Version with Windows 7 Support
Left by Nexxor on Nov 19, 2009 9:26 PM

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I got Compaq Presario CQ45-112AU laptop
I am trying to install finger print reader into it but not working
Left by Ajay on Feb 14, 2010 4:02 AM

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I am trying to install finger print reader softwares in my Laptop Dell Studio 1737.Pls help me with the softwares download site
Left by Sikander on Mar 13, 2010 1:43 AM

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i can find a finger print software for toshiba laptop P105. i need ur help.
Left by H. Nurudeen on Mar 16, 2010 1:37 AM

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i want to install this software
Left by laurence on May 09, 2010 1:26 AM

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i have also dont understand USB step my reader in internal on my laptop any suggestion how to make this work ?
Left by sandy on May 12, 2010 3:18 PM

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i have installed right now windows7 but before it was windows vista and now i can not use the finger print reader which is allready i have in my laptop.
Left by roop on Aug 29, 2010 6:17 PM

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Plz help me...plz plz...vista does not show any option related to fingerprint reader and web cam in my lenovo sl410. Do i need to install separet drivers and softwares for the purpose???? How can i use integrated web cam to take pictures,video????what about my integrated microphon????
Left by Utopiaite on Aug 30, 2010 9:44 PM

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