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brightnsalty
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎05-27-2014
Location: Pensacola, FL
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Change fingerprint login icon/picture - Windows 7

Hello all-

 

I've got a fairly new T440s for which I've set up fingerpringt reading. I was wondering if there'd be an (easy) way to change the picture displayed on the welcome/login screen. I'm not talking about the background, but the icon in the middle that is currently a picture of a fingerprint. 

 

I looked around at other threads and they either referred to editing .dll files (above my head a bit) or some picture in "C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software" which is not a directory on my machine. I'm running the latest version of Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro, and nothing in the Fingerprint Manager Pro program files looked persipacious.

 

Any tips would be appreciated. Many thanks!

Lenovo Staff
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Re: Change fingerprint login icon/picture - Windows 7

It's not possible on T440s.  The other threads you read were about the fingerprint software for older systems (T430s and earlier) which was different.  On T440s, it's just using the Windows built-in fingerprint credential provider.  If you were to hack the built-in OS files, it would invalidate the signature of the file and the fingerprint option probably wouldn't load at that point.  So in summary - that graphic is simply not designed to be changed, changing it requires hacking which would probably break things.

brightnsalty
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Re: Change fingerprint login icon/picture - Windows 7

Ok, thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

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