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X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-11, 8:00 AM

Hi

Just got my X220 and overall very happy with it:smileytongue: I've noticed that i can set fingerprint scans for:

 

- windows password + to poweron notebook

- windows password only

 

I was really hoping to setup a fingerprint scan just for the BIOS loading stage and then no need for any further scans (ie bypassing windows scan/password). Does anyone know how to do this? (if at all possible)

 

Cheers :)

ThinkPad X220
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Corsair Neutron GTX SSD 480gb
8gb Crucial RAM
IPS 12.5 3x3 display
Intel Ultimate N6300 wifi
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Re: X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-17, 16:12 PM

 

Odd that would not be an option listed.  Maybe required additional programming to have that option setup.  Maybe that's a feature Lenovo could release in a future BIOS update or software update since it would be an option I would probably use.  I personally did not get the fingerprint reader on my X220 because I didn't feel I would use it haha but it is a nifty feature.

 

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Re: X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-17, 16:57 PM

Don't really understand what you are looking for.

 

Are you thinking of swiping the finger and it goes all the from bootup to the window desktop (ie bypass window login as your identification has been verified)? This is similar to the T410 and above or those idealpad that has veriface (ie it scan your face and bootup).

 

For older laptops, I remembered one has to set the security chip, install client security and it would do that.....but this funciton seem to have disappeard around the T61 models and above...

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Re: X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-17, 17:09 PM

bypassing the windows login is a function of windows itself, not the BIOS or FPR.

 

set your FPR to the windows password + power-on option, then follow this article to disable the windows logon prompt.   once set, you will be able to swipe your finger to power the system on and drop into the desktop without pausing for the user login dialog.

 

disabling the prompt will still require a password under normal locking conditions such as locking the system (winkey + L), screen saver password (if enabled), and return from sleep (if enabled).

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Re: X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-17, 17:30 PM
I thought there was a one-swipe login in the ThinkVantage Fingerprint Reader option?

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Re: X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-17, 17:52 PM

there is, but there would still be a delay for the windows logon prompt even if the FPR populates the password field.   enabling windows autologin will cut boot times by about 5-7 seconds.

 

if i understand it correctly, the goal here is to have the FPR control power-on with a power-on password set, then automatically boot into windows without a delay created by the password dialog.

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Re: X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-17, 21:46 PM

Ok managed to do this in the end:

 

1) Registered fingerprints for both windows log on and also poweron BUT did not put any password for windows.

 

2) in BIOS, enabled both the following:

SECURITY>PASSWORD>POWER-ON PASSWORD [enable]

SECURITY>FINGERPRINT>PREDESKTOP AUTHENTICATION [enable]

 

So now  what i do is just swipe my finger on fingerprint reader and it takes my straight through to windows :)

 

 

ThinkPad X220
i7-2620M
Corsair Neutron GTX SSD 480gb
8gb Crucial RAM
IPS 12.5 3x3 display
Intel Ultimate N6300 wifi
9 cell battery
bluetooth
Fingerprint reader
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Re: X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-18, 14:45 PM

that works, too.   i thought your goal was to bypass the windows logon though?

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Re: X220 fingerprint reader...possible to have BIOS startup fingerprint?

2011-11-19, 8:35 AM

Yes these settings allow me to bypass windows login ie  when the notebook is off just scan my finger and i'm in windows. I think the fact that i do not have a password set for windows allows this :)

ThinkPad X220
i7-2620M
Corsair Neutron GTX SSD 480gb
8gb Crucial RAM
IPS 12.5 3x3 display
Intel Ultimate N6300 wifi
9 cell battery
bluetooth
Fingerprint reader
Win 7 Pro 64 bit
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