Get original Driver for Lenovo biometric fingerprint scanner

I have had all kinds of trouble installing the Biometric fingerprint scanner that comes with most all new Lenovo laptops. Using the Lenovo software works, but I also installs al kinds of stuff that I don’t want, or need for that matter.

Instead I choose to go with the original drive for the Hardware , exactly as I would do with  Storage and network drivers..

All Lenovo machines ( that I know of anyway), that has a built in Biometric fingerprint scanner, uses hardware from AuthenTec, formerly UPEK, so all there is to it is to pull the correct drivers of their site

Here’s how:

Go to device manager, and identify the biometric device. Enter properties – Details and Hardware ID.

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To Identify which version of the driver is needed, look trough this list comparing the VID and/or PID numbers

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The value of my devisce is VID=147E and PID=2016. As you can see the driver I need is for a “TC” Fingerprint Reader.

Only thing left is to go to the AuthenTec support site and download the driver. Once there choose platform, and version. In my case TC readers for windows.

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Now just add the driver to you model specific driver package…

By | 2012-01-04T14:22:00+00:00 January 4th, 2012|General info, Hardware & Drivers, OS Deployment|0 Comments

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