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snowbuk
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BIOS password (power-on password) replacement by fingerprint on x61s

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Hello, just bought x61s (type 7669) and want to know whether (and how) I can set fingerprint login for power-on password.

Thanks

On Lenovo web I found only "BIOS password (also known as power-on password) replacement is currently available on select ThinkPad notebook systems"  which is not really helpful for me :smileywink:

 

 

Message Edited by snowbuk on 08-06-2008 09:19 AM
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cupra4
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Re: BIOS password (power-on password) replacement by fingerprint on x61s

 I am looking for an answer also. Does anyone know if the X61S 7669-3KG supports this ?
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crickert
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Re: BIOS password (power-on password) replacement by fingerprint on x61s

hi snowbuk,

try this:

1. set the power-on password within bios (save and reboot)
2. go to "ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software"->fingerprints->register fingerprints->power-on password
and add a new fingerprint (click on empty field above windows password)
3. check "ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software"->security with power-on->
and enable using fingerprints for startup (save and reboot system)

plz check whether this works
christian
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cupra4
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Re: BIOS password (power-on password) replacement by fingerprint on x61s

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This solution works, but...

After I scanned my fingerprint at boot, I still have to enter my power-on password.

 

I was hoping to enter the power-on password by swiping the fingerprint reader.

 

Edit:

After a power-down, the power-on password is also handled by the fingerprint reader.  It even logs on automatically to Vista ! Great !

 

Thanks for the solution !

Message Edited by cupra4 on 10-20-2008 01:52 PM
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crickert
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Re: BIOS password (power-on password) replacement by fingerprint on x61s

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Maybe you still have to enable fingerprint reading within BIOS?

BIOS -> Security -> Predesktop Authentication -> [ENTER] -> Enabled

 

greetz,

christian

 

[edit] You're welcome! :smileyhappy: [/edit]

Message Edited by crickert on 10-20-2008 10:57 PM