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yermiyahu
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-06-2010
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Using Simple Pass fingerprint to reveal my account password

1. I login to my system using the fingerprint scanner

2. I have forgotten my password and want to change it

3. Simple Pass has my account password stored b/c I always use it to login (by swiping my finger)

4. I found how to "view" passwords in the software but it only lists all of the various websites, applications, etc. where I have stored a password - ****it does NOT list my system account*****

5. When I try to change password in Control panel, and it prompts me for my old password, there is no icon to swipe my finger, etc.

 

HOW do I get at this password? It's stored, just like al the other application passwords which I'm allowed to view by swiping, how do I view this one? There is nothing in the Help file.

 

my machine:

I have  Pavilion dv72 Quad Ed Sandy Bridge, 8gig ram, 1 gig video, etc... 

 

I appreciate any help, I want to safeguard myself in the event the finger print scanner stops working.

Please do not reply with posts of how I should have made a USB password reset file. Just looking for a solution or workaround to the current problem (I tried to make a reset USB stick now, but it prompts for the password and finger swipe is not available).

 

Thanks in advance folks!

-Jeremiah

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beakill
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-09-2011
Message 2 of 7 (8,389 Views)

Re: Using Simple Pass fingerprint to reveal my account password

i believe your stuck. but dont lose hope, contact hp and report your problem.

 

btw, just for my personal understanding... when you logon to the system with the fingerprint scanner, does the small light start blinking for like 3 minutes. thats what im experiencing, is this normal? :smileyfrustrated: does that happen to you?

 

thanks

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char1ty
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-28-2011
Message 3 of 7 (8,124 Views)

Re: Using Simple Pass fingerprint to reveal my account password

I just resolved this exact problem. If the account for which you have lost the password is an admin account, use Simple Pass and log in with your fingerprint. Go to Control Panel > Users and create a new user (name it temp or something easy). Don't create a password. Make the new user an administrator. Switch users and log in as the new temp user (you'll still be logged in with your normal user).

 

Go to Control Panel > Users and click on Manage another user. Change the password. Then log out and log in again with your normal account. You now have a new password. You can log out the temp user, go in as your normal user, and delete the temp user acount.

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Vetonk
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-29-2011
Message 4 of 7 (8,116 Views)

Re: Using Simple Pass fingerprint to reveal my account password

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OMG thank you SOOOOOOOOO much you have no idea ive been online looking for a solution to this problem for HOURS and that just saved me thank you soooo much.

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Violetw
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-14-2012
Message 5 of 7 (5,933 Views)

Re: Using Simple Pass fingerprint to reveal my account password

Thanks, I needed that answer too, and although it should have been 'obvious' it was not.

Thanks for your help!

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dkbeans
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-01-2013
Message 6 of 7 (1,637 Views)

Re: Using Simple Pass fingerprint to reveal my account password

Thank you SO SO DARN much for saving me SO much time!!!!  :smileyvery-happy:

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the_W
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-09-2013
Message 7 of 7 (1,548 Views)

Re: Using Simple Pass fingerprint to reveal my account password

THANK YOU!!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!

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