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DigitalPersona, Validity fingerprint and Windows 7

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Disclaimer

You are using this guide at your own risk. I don't take any responsibility for any problems.

 

Warning

Before you will do anything please be sure that the previous fingerprint reader driver and software was uninstalled.

 

Note:

The driver which is posted in this guide supports the following Validity Sensors models: vfs201, vfs300, vfs301, vfs421 and vfs451.

 

 

Table of Contents:

 

 

A Install the Validity fingerprint driver and the DigitalPersona Personal software

 

B Update DigitalPersona Personal to the latest version

 

C Logon to Windows 7 using DigitalPersona Personal

 

D Register a website on the DigitalPersona Personal software

 

E Manage registered accounts

 

F FAQ

 

 

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Install the Validity fingerprint driver and the DigitalPersona Personal software

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A Install the Validity fingerprint driver and the DigitalPersona Personal software

 

 

Before you will do anything please be sure that the previous fingerprint reader driver and software was uninstalled.

 

Resource:

Uninstalling Software in Windows 7

Uninstall or change a program in Windows7


Download and install the Validity fingerprint driver from here (installator ver 4.1.139, driver ver 2.1.0.2 32/64 bit Win7, released on 13-08-2010)

 

Download and install the fingerprint software DigitalPersona Personal ver 4.10.3790 for 32bit Windows 7 here and for 64bit Windows 7 here.

 

Restart the system.

The fingerprint sensor should now be detected by DigitalPersona Personal software.

 

 

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Update DigitalPersona Personal to the latest version

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B Update DigitalPersona Personal to the latest version

 

 

Double click the DigitalPersona icon on the system tray.

 

4.11 fingerprint recognized.png

 

 

Click ' Get Latest Updates '.

 

DigitalPersona_10.png

 

 

Choose ' Check now for sotware updates '.

 

DigitalPersona_11.png

 

 

Check ' DigitalPersona Personal 4.11 for HP ' and click ' Download Only '.

 

DigitalPersona_12.png

 

 

Browse to the path to which you want to download this file and click ' OK '.

 

DigitalPersona_13.png

 

 

The download process will begin.

 

DigitalPersona_14.png

 

 

When it will end you will be informed twice that the update was downloaded with success.

 

DigitalPersona_15.png

 

 

Browse to the path where the file was saved (Setup.exe), double-click it to run it and select  ' Next '.

 

DigitalPersona_17.png

 

 

When you will see the information like on the below picture choose ' Yes '.

 

 

DigitalPersona_18.png

 

 

The information like on the below picture will appear twice. Both times click ' Yes '.

 

 

DigitalPersona_19.png

 

 

Now you should be notified that the software was installed with success.

 

DigitalPersona_20.png

 

 

Restart the system by clicking ' Yes ' button.

 

DigitalPersona_21.png

 

 

Double click the DigitalPersona icon on the task bar and choose ' About '.

 

4.11 fingerprint recognized.png

 

 

This will allow you to check which DigitalPersona version are you using now. It should be 4.11.3826.

 

DigitalPersona_22.png

 

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Logon to Windows 7 using DigitalPersona Personal

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C Logon to Windows 7 using DigitalPersona Personal

 

 

Double-click the DigitalPersona icon on the system tray.

 

4.11 fingerprint  recognized.png

 

 

Choose ' Next '.

 

DigitalPersona_02.png

 

 

Click ' Set up '.

 

DigitalPersona_03.png

 

 

Choose ' Next '.

 

DigitalPersona_04.png

 

 

Type your Windows password and click ' Next '.

 

DigitalPersona_05.png

 

 

Choose which finger you want to use to logon to the Windows system.

 

DigitalPersona_06.png

 

 

You will have to scan your fingerprint several times.

 

DigitalPersona_07.png

 

 

It's recommended to register minimum two fingeprints.

When You will do this click the ' Save ' button.

 

DigitalPersona_08.png

 

 

Now you should be notified that whole process is finished with success and from this time you may start using the DigitalPersona software.

 

DigitalPersona_09.png

 

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Register a website on the DigitalPersona Personal software

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D Register a website on the DigitalPersona Personal software

 

 

In the below example we will use the YouTube sign in page.

 

When this Logo01.pngicon will appear on any website it means that login and password information for it was not registred by the DigitalPersona software.

 

Click once this Logo02.png symbol (upper left part of the website)

 

DigitalPersonaFirefox01.png

 

 

and choose from the list ' Add New Account for ...... '.

 

 

DigitalPersonaFirefox02.png

 

 

The ' Add New Account ' window will appear.

 

 

DigitalPersonaFirefox03.png

 

 

Enter your login name and password. When you will do this choose ' OK '.

 

 

DigitalPersonaFirefox04.png

 

 

Enroll the fingerprint.

 

 

DigitalPersonaFirefox05.png

 

After this you'll be logged into your YouTube account.

Next time when you woll enter the YouTube sing up website you will see this time new symbol Logo03.png.

It will always give you information that the current website was already registered by DigitalPersona, so to log in you only need to enroll the fingerprint.

 

DigitalPersonaFirefox07.png

 

 

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Manage registered accounts

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E Manage registered accounts

 

 

Double-clik the DigitalPersona icon on the system tray.

 

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The DigitalPersona window will appear. Enroll the fingerprint.

 

 

DigitalPersonaAccount01.png

 

 

Choose ' Online Accounts ' or ' Manage passwords '.

 

 

DigitalPersonaAccount02.png

 

 

Under ' Your Online Accounts ' are listed all the registered information.

Click on ' Manage ' tab.

 

 

DigitalPersonaAccount03.png

 

 

Here you may manually:

 

  • ' Add ' the new online account;
  • ' Edit ' or ' Delete ' the existing online account.

 

DigitalPersonaAccount04.png

 

 

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FAQ

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F FAQ 

 

Questions:

 

 

1. In ' Control Panel ' under ' Biometric Devices ' I don't see my fingerprint. I only see information that this device is not detected.

 

Biometric Devices.png

 

 

2. DigitalPersona informs that the fingerprint sensor was not detected.

 

 

 

Answers:

 

 

Ad. 1

 

The current version of DigitalPersona isn't integrated with Windows 7. That's why your fingerprint does not appear there like when you are using the AuthenTec TrueSuite software.

 

How you may check does the software works well?

 

If your fingerprint isn't detected by DigitalPersona then the icon of this program looks like this:

 

  • 4.10.3790

4.11  fingerprint not recognized.png

 

  • 4.11.3826

4.11 fingerprint not recognized.png

 

If your fingerprint is detected by DigitalPersona then the icon of this program looks like this:

 

  • 4.10.3790

4.11 fingerprint  recognized.png

 

  • 4.11.3826

4.11 fingerprint recognized.png

 

 

 

Ad. 2

 

This is usually caused by the Windows Firewall, which is by default switched on in the Windows 7 system. You will need to unblock some files in this application to ensure correct work of your fingerprint software and the driver.

 

In the below link you may check how to do it:

How to Add or Remove a Windows Firewall Exception in Windows 7

 

 

List of files which you need to unblock:

 

  • C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
  • C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
  • C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe
  • C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpDashBoard.exe
  • C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpRegApp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPRunDll.exe

 

The same thing you need to do perform if you are using any 3rd party (other) firewall software.

 

If you don't want to do all this stpes you may always switch off Windows Firewall, but when you will do this your system will be vulnerable to attacks from outside (less secure). This solution is not recommended.

 

Resource:

How to Turn Windows Firewall On or Off in Windows 7

 

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Re: How to install Validity fingerprint driver and DigitalPersona Personal software.

Hi I have a Pavilion dv7-2112tx. After upgrading to Windows 7 the fingerprint reader is not detected. I completed all the steps outlined here however the software will not work because it keeps asking me to plug in the USB device with the finger print reader. I cannot do that because it is built in!

 

As well as the finger print reader no longer being recognised the upgrade to Windows 7 has severely lowered my volume and the touch mute button remains permanently orange. Despite the orange mute button there is sound although not at the higher volume as before.

 

So far I have only found these two problems with upgrading to Windows 7.

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction to fix HP's flawed upgrade procedure?

 

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Re: How to install Validity fingerprint driver and DigitalPersona Personal software.

Hi ozysearcher,

Uninstall Your current driver and software for fingerprint from Your system.

 

Resource:
Uninstalling Software in Windows 7
Uninstall or change a program in Windows7


Download and install latest (updated) driver posted in point A.

This should solve Your problem.

 

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Re: DigitalPersona, Validity fingerprint and Windows 7

IF THE ABOVE DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU TRY MY SOLUTION...........

 

After many many days of toil I have finally found the solution to get Validity VFS301 sensor working with Digital Persona on Win 7 64 bit as it is supposed to.

 

DO NOT INSTALL WBF drivers from any websites or from drivermax.. These drivers only allow logging in Win7 and not website log in.

 

1) First UNINSTALL all software and DDK (validity drivers)....

       Make sure you also go to Control Panel => Device Manager => Validity Sensor

        UNINSTALL the sensor and check "delete the driver software for this device"

 

2) Then make sure you REBOOT

 

3) Download and Install Validity drivers from HP

      ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp48501-49000/sp48509.exe

 

4) REBOOT AGAIN ... it is important

 

5) Download Digital Persona ver 4.11.3805 from link below

         http://d11tvxmfjhi64o.cloudfront.net/X64/Setup.exe

     (This file is taken from

      http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-compaq-voodoo-pc/404164-drivers-hp-dv6-gen-2-dv7-gen-3-dv8-hdx16-...

 

 

6)  RUN the Setup.exe

      When it asks to install driver for finger print reader (the first dialog you get when you run the setup.exe)

      DO NOT click INSTALL

      Leave the installation window as it is...

 

7) Open windows explorer by pressing win+E

 

8) Go to

 

      C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp\

      click the column "Date Modified" to sort the last modified files first in the list

       You will have a folder with   {05B54AFA-28C6-4FED-A0E6-3F235641DA1D} <============= EXAMPLE only it will be different on your computer

       Go in the folder and you will see some ini files with a file named "fingerprint reader drivers.prq"

       open "fingerprint reader drivers.prq" in notepad.exe

        Delete all the lines of text in the file "fingerprint reader drivers.prq"  and save the empty file.

 

9) return to Digital Persona setup dialog mentioned in point 6

     Now click INSTALL and let it install the software

     It will open the same folder again and then continue install...

     When it asks to REBOOT click YES

 

10)  After REBOOT the finger print reader is working without a hitch.

 

REMEMBER THE KUDOS IF MY SOLUTION SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM

 

 

 

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