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How to install the Windows fingerprint reader driver?

The biometric or digital fingerprint reader is one of the greatest inventions of humanity in terms of security. With it, the possibilities that all our devices are more secure have increased. That is why today the appointment is to learn how to install the Windows fingerprint reader driver .

Just as you read, in your Windows you can also put a fingerprint reader. So if you are one of those who thought it was a technology intended for phones, you were wrong, this is a technology created to be used in any device that is compatible.

Install the Windows fingerprint reader driver

The first thing you should know is that there are several different drivers, or rather, there are several companies that use the Windows operating system that have developed their own version of fingerprints, which can be used thanks to Windows Hello as easy as disabling antimalware service in Windows 10.

Windows hello in case you have never heard of it, is a function that allows you to obtain direct or instant access to your devices, through fingerprint recognition, or a facial scanner (of course the computer must have this scanner). Thanks to this function, many companies like DELL, which you will learn about in a moment, have developed their drivers to adapt to the security system.

Allowing, a posteriori, to configure Windows Hello to log into Windows 10 with a fingerprint and thus fully increase security levels.

Download and install the necessary drivers

One of the best companies called Dell, has already created its own system, and it is very easy to install the Windows fingerprint reader driver on it, so this will be the example (there is not much difference between processes). The first thing is to make sure you have the latest BIOS as well as the latest Windows 10 updates installed on your computer.

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Then you have to go to the Dell drivers and downloads site, to then identify the laptop as follows: first enter the express service code of your Dell laptop, and then click on the arrow to the right of the screen to continue.

Followed Enter the model number of the laptop, after this, a list will appear where you must select the section of your computer. Then select the option “Detect Product ” (this will automatically detect your product).

Right after this step, you must select the Dell product manually in the “Dell laptop Product Menu “, once here select the brand of the laptop and its model.

Then you have to go to the menu called “Operating System”, to place the operating system that is on the computer (which is necessary for the page to know), and also you will notice a search box whose name is “Keyword “, here put the word Finger (bone finger in Spanish) and then press “Intro “.

Once all this is done, you just have to select a check box that appears to the right of the fingerprint controller that is displayed. After clicking on “Download selected files”, followed by “Download only ”, the window to explore folders will appear and you have to select the arrow next to “This PC”.

Finally you have to click on “Downloads “, and obviously give the “OK ” button , once all the files have been downloaded, select “Install now “, and you’re done Install the Windows fingerprint reader driver completed.

 

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Place or enroll a fingerprint using Windows hello

Finally, you have to know how to register the fingerprint, first you have to hold down the Windows key and then press Q. In the search box that appears you have to write settings, a list will appear, select the option “Settings “.

Then click on “ Accounts ”, then tap on “Sign-in options”. Go to the Windows hello section and select the option to configure fingerprint. Then click “get started ” or start in Spanish, the computer will ask you to enter a PIN number (for security) and then scan your finger.

This will go a long way in blocking or restricting access to an unauthorized user in Windows 10 , clearing up extra concerns. With this, the installation of the Windows fingerprint reader driver will be completed. So you can enjoy better and more efficient security all the time.

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