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Evil_Overlord
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Turn fingerprint use on/off easily

X201s

Windows 7

 

Fingerprint logon works (usually) well for me, but ... I want to have the following:

 

1. When traveling - logon requires fingerprint or password.

2. When home - automatic logon without security.

 

Is there a quick and easy way to turn security on and off?

 

From what I see, it requires deletion and re-registration of fingerprints and Windows password each time I change from one to the other.  I'd be delighted to be wrong.

X201s, 4GB, W10
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Re: Turn fingerprint use on/off easily

in control panel there should be thinkvantage fingerprint software.  open it.  choose settings.  uncheck "use fingerprint scan instead of password."  

the password is a different story.  you either have to use the fingerprint or the password, or like you said delete the password. at least you don't have to re-enroll fingerprints.  


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Evil_Overlord
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Re: Turn fingerprint use on/off easily

Thanks.  This does work (I could swear in the past I had to re-register fingerprints), except that on reinstating the Windows password, you have to separately recreate the Lenovo logon password - took me a couple of restarts to get it all working.

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Re: Turn fingerprint use on/off easily

good you got it figured out. 


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