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Fingerprint Driver not working -ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd

Q: Fingerprint Driver not working -ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd

My Finger print drivers are not working, I had switched from FP sensor to PIN on login screen since then the driver is not working Tried to reinstall the drivers have tried lenovo system update\Windows update\ Install in compatiblity mode but nothing helps

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Preferred Solution: Fingerprint Driver not working -ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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ThinkPad Carbon X1 Ver3 2018 - Fingerprint Scanner not working I removed and uninstalled the driver/software... now it does not say it's disabled however it does not work either.  The WBDI Synaptic driver has not reinstalled and no matter what I try nothing tells me to install it again.  Help please!  Shasta

A:ThinkPad Carbon X1 Ver3 2018 - Fingerprint Scanner not working

Look in the BIOS under security/I-O Port access and make sure it is not disabled

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Hello,Today I updated my Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen with the latest drivers recommended by Lenovo Vantage program, as well as the latest Windows 10 Pro updates. After conducting those updates, I can no longer sign in using the Fingerprint sensor.When I open the Device Manager to check the status of the Biometric Device driver, it shows the following message: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"The sign in option using the fingerprint does not even show up in the Windows settings for Sign In. Things I have already tried:1) Update the driver through the Device Manager 2) Download and reinstall the fingerpring driver from the Lenovo drivers website3) Reset fingerprint settings in the BIOS and making sure it is enabled4) Change configuration in "gpedit.msc" -> computer configuration -> administrative templates -> windows components -> biometrics -> allow the use of biometrics and allow users to log on using biometrics set to enabled None of the 4 attempts above solved the problem.Can anyone please provide any solution for this case? It looks like a lot of people have been experiencing this issue and no one from Lenovo provided a clear and definitive solution. The latest drivers must have bugs and, in my opinion, Lenovo must stop distributing them until this issue is fixed. Thank you very much.Best.  

A:Fingerprint stopped working after latest Drivers and Windows updates (Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th gen)

I know you have a X1 carbon and not T570 but did you see the below post from a Lenovo employee?  Specifically the part about SGX?  It fixed my problem on my TP25.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T570-Fingerprint-stopped-to-work-after-d...
 
Hope this helps

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Hi Experts, I have installed Fingerprint Manager Pro Windows 7 32 bit to my x1 carbon laptop 207A. After Installation and restart, I click the Lenovo Fingerprint manager pro and it prompted cannot access/enroll fingerprint because my account is a guest or built-in administrator. I have been using this account as administrator. I even activate the user admin account by using the cmd and enter the command net user admin /active:yes (something like that). After that the admin account was open. But still it prompted that error. What should I do to enroll my fingerprint? Please help me!!

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Hello everyone, today I received my X1 carbon 6th gen. Upon setup, I couldn't complete the fingerprint scan and received the message that the device has disconnected. After the initial setup, I tried to complete the fingerprint scan again, but I only got the same message that the scanner was disconnected. I looked around online and found some forum posts about the uninstalling drivers and installing new ones. I followed all the information I found but to no luck. Maybe I was looking at the wrong drivers online or something. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I am trying to find the fingerprint reader part # for a first gen X1 Carbon.  Type 3443 (34XX).

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I`m newbie on the forum and I did not find the information I`m looking for that`s way I`d like to ask you I wanted to activate on my  Thinkpad X1 carbon 20BTS33S01 with Windows 10 Pro (1903) fingerprint scanner but in WIndows Hello Fingerprint is information that the option is not unavailable and Windows cannot find compactible  fingerprint scanner for my notebook. When I took a look on software in pcsupport place I fioud some file ... l67y47a0.exe (Validity Fingerprint Common Driver for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)) but I do not know what I can do now wth this to activate fingerprnt scanner. Can you give me infomation the file is right to solve my problem or when I can find right one and also some tutprial how to do it? Thnak in advance all of you for your support.

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Hi, I've just attained a new Thinkpad X1 Carbon 3rd Generation and have downloaded the 64-bit Fingerprint Manager Pro program from the Lenovo site. After restarting as required, I've entered my Windows password and get the error message "The device is not connected to the computer. Please insert the authentication device." I've attached an image showing this. I'm running Windows 8.1. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!


























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Recently I reinstalled Windows 10 and now it seems like I cannot setup Fingerprint in Windows Hello anymore. I've tried to delete the fingerprint data from the [F1] Menu and the problem didn't go away. Seems like the sensor is not the problem because it still recognize my fingerprint till the last step, also it is certainly clean. This is a really frustrasting problem as I tried dozens of time. Anyone has a solution?Stuck at the last step

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Hello Gurus, May I have your time to help on this case? My thinkpad model is X1 Carbon 3rd generation 20BS, which has run smoothly for years with customized touchscreen hardware. From last week, I suddenly noticed that "touchscreen" is not in operation and "wired USB mouse" can't be recognized by Win10. When checking their status in Device Manager, it shows their drivers aren't in installed. The detailed screenshot from Device Manager is as the bottom. I have tried following ways to solve-out, but doesn't work:1, Remove the unknown devices from Device Managers, then restart to make the OS to reinstall the drivers again, but touchscreen and USB mouse still don't work;2, Try to find touchscreen driver from Lenovo support portal, but there is no particular link to download for updating the driver;3, Remove "Mice and other pointing devices" from Device Manager for installation, but seems nothing to do with "touchscreen" and "USB mouse", still not work. All above ways can't help my problem out. Would you please suggest that? Thank you in advance. Leo.Touchscreen driver missed in win10

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since this week's windows update, fingerprint stopped working. uninstalled and installed the latest driver from lenovo support, no luck device status shows :This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful. this usally means incorrect driver, but updated to the latest available 5.2.3531.26having no luckany suggestions? is it a known thing ?

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My X1 Carbon 5th Gen type 20HR just updated to windows 10 version 1803 and suddenly the Windows Hello Fingerprint will not work. It appears as if the fingerprint scanner is not on at all. I have tried:1. Checking for windows updates, everything is fully up to date2. Double checked that biometrics are enabled in computer configuration > administrative templates3. Uninstalled fingerprint scanner device and driver with restart None have worked. Any idea? 

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In the last few weeks, I have noticed the fingerprint reader on my 4th Gen X1 Carbon works infrequently. I find that upon boot, it only works about 25% of the time. The remaining times, I am forced to enter my password and the fingerprint driver shows an error in Windows Device Manager. I am running the lastest version of Windows 10, have completed all recent BIOS updates, and have attempted to reinstall all relevant drivers several times.  Wondering if anyone has had a similar issue or if support can provide a solution.

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helloI have used this Notebook for 2 weeks now. first i had no problems at all with the fingerprintscanner.but since 2 days it doest work, even the light that its enabled does not turn on when I start up the Notebook.why is this?

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A:Windows 10 voided driver - Thinkpad X1 carbon 4th generation 20FC driver not loading

What driver is not loading?How are you obtaining the driver .. Manually or Lenovo Vantage etc?What is the exact error message you are receiving?

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Hi! I have recently purchased a Thinkpad L480 and the fingerprint reader only worked very breefly after setup.Now, whenever I try to setup my fingerprint in windows hello the device seems as it would recognize a fingerprint without a finger on the reader (reader is clean). The fingerprint setup assistant shows a short flashing of the fingerprint icon as it would recognize a finger and then continues with only painting the innermost line of the fingerprint red and stops to detect any input. As mentioned breefly after windows setup the fingerpringt scanner worked. After a relog the scanner stopped working. I tried deleting and setting up a new fingerprint, when the problem first occured. All drivers are up to date. The latest windows version is used. Thanks in advance! 

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen). The fingerprint sensor is not working and I don't have the option to sign in with my fingerprint. I bought the laptop around a year ago and the fingerprint sensor worked fine for the first few months, but stopped working recently.  Here are the symptoms:When setting up sign-in options, there is no fingerpring option in Windows HelloIn the device manager, there is no entry for "biometric sensor" or anything similarIn the bios, when I selected "reset fingerprint data", I get the response "no fingerprint reader is attached"I have tried a full re-install of Windows 10 and it did not change anything. Is anyone else having similar issues? Is this something I can fix through software or would I have to send it in for servicing? Thank! 

A:Thinkpad X1 Yoga (3rd gen) Fingerprint not working

You're not alone, and unfortunately it's been identified as a hardware issue. The BIOS message that you got is actually being used as a confirmation that the problem is hardware, not software. See this thread. 

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Hi, I need the 32 bits fingerprint drivers for a thinkpad T470, the drivers for win 7 do not work, i tried to use the ones in the Drivers & software lenovo's site, I found this "Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software for 32-bit Windows" but this doesn't work shows the message "this application cant be executed in this pc". Thanks

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The FP reader does not work on my T450s under Windows 10, even though the drivers "Synaptics FP Sensors (WBF) (PID=0017)" are installed correctly.I can get into the Windows Hello Fingerprint Setup (snapshot below) but the FP reader doesn't do a thing.Following the steps suggested in Fingerprint-support-on-Windows-10-ThinkPad-T440-and-newer does not change anything. The notebook is brandnew and I didn't have Win 7 or 8 on it before for testing the FP reader, but the driver installed without any issues -- so I guess it's not a hardware problem. I'm happy for any suggestion. 










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A:Fingerprint reader not working on ThinkPad T450s u...

Issue resolved. It was indeed a hardware problem.

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Hi all, I have a Thinkpad  X1 Yoga 3rd Gen. WIndows Hello works fine with the camera, but I do not see any settings in the Windows Hello Settings app for configuring the Fingerprint reader. The device has a fingerprint reader. I am sure the fngerprint reader worked fine when I purchased the device. I performed a full device reset as I was having issues with battery performance (now cured), but the fingerprint option is still not available. Any thoughts?  

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I had an X 1 carbon 3rd gen that was a Lemon to say the least  i had sent it back numerous times to get repaired and after the third time Lenovo was gracious enough to send me a X1 5th gen. It has worked very well for me up until the past week. Ive noticed that the laptop itself has been running verry hot. Hot to the point where it made me jump when i rested it on my bare leg. In addition the fingerprint reader intermitantly works  i have tried to uninstall and reinstall the drivers  i have run hardware scans i have tried everything and of CORSE my warantee is expired!  i have no issue buying an extension but at this point i am very frustrated with how this laptop is turning out. i LOVE this laptop more then anything but i am extremely frustrated. has anyone else encountered issues with overheating and fingerprint reader??  any advice??

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Dears,             My T460p fingerprint reader not working when I join in my company domain, it works fine in local account. I used to use fingerprint reader in my previous laptop T440p without any issue both local and domain account in windows 10 pro. Please help me with this issue as it very annoying to type my long password.  

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The fingerprint sensor seems to have disappeared off my Thinkpad P51. I've tried to update drivers but when going into the device manager, there is not even a section for biometric devices where the fingerprint sensor would normally be. I checked under all other subcategories and none had anything that looked like a fingerprint sensor. Going into windows settings, under fingerprint sensor the message "We couldn't find a fingerprint scanner compatible with windows hello fingerprint" appears. I then checked BIOS and under fingerprint security settings, BIOS also does not see any fingerprint hardware installed on the device. Any suggestions? There has been no physical damage to the computer and no other indication as to why the hardware would stop working. Since it last worked, the light above the fingerprint scanner has not come on once either. 

A:Fingerprint Sensor Stopped Working (Thinkpad P51)

In the BIOS, under security/I-O Port Access, see if the fingerprint sensor is disabled

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Can anyone help me? I purchased the Thinkpad X1 Extreme yesterday. Fingerprint scanner does not work. Is this a software issue? Device manager claims the biometric devices are working fine. 

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Been going back and forth and can't seem to find a screen that can replace my Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4 screen. Have found one for the 3448. Don't know if they use the same screen and pins?  See photo for description of the replacement screen I'm looking at.  













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A:Can the Thinkpad x1 carbon 3448 laptop screen replace a Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4

The 3448 and 3460 machines use the same panels, hinges, lid, cables, etc.

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The fingerprint sensor doesn't work. I tried installing the drivers for it, but then, I try to enroll my fingerprint, and, well, let the pictures do the talking. The sensor doesn't even show up in Device Manager. Any help would be nice.Error

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I don't know what to do anymore....Driver properly installed. Please help. Thanks a lot.

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Not sure if there is an official solution but heres my issue: After upgrading to Windows 1803, my fingerprint reader just stopped working with Windows Hello. Tried troubleshooting with drivers and eventually did a hard reset which did address the issue...only temporarily. I already looked into other forum post regarding deleting and reinstalling the fingerprint drivers as well as the Intel SGX drivers as well but those didn't seem to solve the issue. Any insight on the issue would be great!  

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HiI recently applied the Windows 10 April update to my x270. Everything worked okay however Windows Hello and the fingerprint reader no longer work. I have checked the Biometric settings in device manager and the Synaptics WBDI (SGX enabled) device is showing the following status"This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful". I have checked everything is enabled in the Bios and also uninstalled and resinstalled the device from Lenovo. Has anyone else experienced this issue. Is it a driver incompatability with updated windows 10?Is there an updated driver somewhere please? Thanks in advance 

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Suddenly my Thinkpad P51 fingerprint reader stopped working under Windows 10 (64-bit). It is gone in the Device Manager too. I have googled and tried everything possible (I/O ports are enabled in the BIOS, reinstalled latest fingerprint drivers from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-... etc.).I went to the BIOS and tried to reset fingerprint data. It showed (see attachment):No fingerprint reader is attached. I think it is a hardware issue. Any idea? 

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The fingerprint reader on my ThinkPad L380 suddendly stopped working. I tryed resetting the saved prints in Windows Hello but when trying to register them again the procedure stops at the second step: for the first step of the registration when I touch the sensor it is recognised, but for the second step when I touch it nothing happens. The driver is updated and the system does not register any problem. Is it possible that the fingerprint reader is physically broken? 

A:Fingerprint reader stopped working (ThinkPad L380)

The circuitry might have failed.  I would first try to reset everything:
 
1) Turn off fingerprint option in windows hello
2) Boot into BIOS and erase fingerprints (under security menu)
3) Uninstall the fingerprint reader under the device manager
4)  Reboot and let it find new hardware 
 
You would then need to re-register the fingerprints
 
If that doesn't work, I would assume a hardware problem

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Hey,I've recently installed windows 7 on my t530 because in win10 I couldn't use fingerprint reader cz there's no suitable driver available.So back on windows 7 I installed all the latest drivers from lenovo support site. Fingerprint Reader works perfectly! Now I got like 180 Updates installed.After reboot my fingerprint reader didn't work anymore. I can open the fingerprint tool but the green led is not glowing anymore.in device manager everything is ok. latest driver installed, detected as biometric device.  also it's listed in system settings.I checked my BIOS settings and clicked on "reset fingerprint data" and also disabled the device and enabled it back.nothing seems to work.. is there any solution? Maybe windows blocked the driver or something i don't know. I've deinstalled the fingerprint software AND the driver in device manager. reboot, and installed all again. nothing.. how can this be?

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The fingerprint reader on my ThinkPad L380 suddendly stopped working. I tryed resetting the saved prints in Windows Hello but when trying to register them again the procedure stops at the second step: for the first step of the registration when I touch the sensor it is recognised, but for the second step when I touch it nothing happens. The driver is updated and the system does not register any problem. Is it possible that the fingerprint reader is physically broken? 

A:Fingerprint reader stopped working (ThinkPad L380)

The circuitry might have failed.  I would first try to reset everything:
 
1) Turn off fingerprint option in windows hello
2) Boot into BIOS and erase fingerprints (under security menu)
3) Uninstall the fingerprint reader under the device manager
4)  Reboot and let it find new hardware 
 
You would then need to re-register the fingerprints
 
If that doesn't work, I would assume a hardware problem

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Hello everyone. The driver for fingerprint sensor is missing from device manager, lenovo update manager and windows update says everything is up to date. I've tried the validity fingerprint common driver from lenovo website.I've updated the BIOS.I've updated the chipset.I've tried lenovo diagnostics. and the driver is not discoverable. please help. 

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Yesterday out of nowhere my fingerprint sensor just stopped working, doesn't turn on, doesn't show up in device manager, I have disconnected it reconnected it nothing... Lenovo Vantage no drivers... I need to know what is going on. Someone, please help.

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Hallo all,I have a brand new Thinkpad L380 Yoga, and strangely the Fingerprint scanner did not work after waking up from sleep mode. I have tried to uninstall the fingerprint driver,try to update it from Lenovo Vantage, and i come to no avail.Strangely, it also doesn;t work in the Windows Hello dialog, where you have to input a new fingerprint (This also happens after waking up from sleep mode though) Please help me. THis is not a deal breaker, but annoys me; n/b: The fingerprint is listed in device manager as synaptics-sgx   

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Hi,I have X1 Carbon 5th Gen. When I connected ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock to my notebook fingerprint reader stop working. After it i tried to disconnect dock, restart my laptop, fingerprint reader started to work fine. When I connect dock again fingerprint reader stop working.

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Après avoir fait la mise à jour vers w10 mon lecteur d'empreinte ne fonctionne pas. Dans la gestion des périfériques il n'est pas visible. J'ai installé le pilote mais c'est toujous pareil, il n'est pas visible.. quelqu'un pourrait il m'aider ?
Merci
 
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After upgrading to w10 my fingerprint reader does not work. In the management of the pheripherals it is not visible. I installed the driver but it is always the same, it is not visible .. could someone help me?Thank you
 
 
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A couple of days back, after a windows update, the fingerprint scanner on my Thinkpad X270 has stopped working.  Initially, in Device Manager, it displayed the following:  "This device cannot start (Code 10)" But after I tried to update the drivers, it now displays: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful." Any ideas what I can do to fix it? It's as if it just suddenly stopped working overnight.

A:Thinkpad X270 - Synaptics WBDI Fingerprint Scanner Stopped Working

Did you see the below thread? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T570-Fingerprint-stopped-to-work-after-d...  





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I dont know why it doesn't work the Touchscreen, my model is the 20KH002QUS, the device manager doesnt show the option to enable the touch screen. My screen model is b140hak02.3 which supposedly has touchscreen. Ive installed all the drivers from lenovo vantage and all the windows updates but it still doesnt work. Im not sure if the screen even is touch at this point haha. But that makes no sense because the screen model supports it. If you need any more info ill be happy to provide it! Thanks in advance.

A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th gen Touchpad not working (ive tried everything!)

Hello,Please  go to Settings->System-> About->Device specifications->Review en and touch . Can help you confirm support Touch or not . 

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Hi, I just got the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon and the Always-on usb does not seem to work. The USB on the right side of the machine works but the left side is unresponsive. I've tried pluging in my phone, a usb reciever for a wireless mouse, and a usb drive. Is there something I need to do to activate the USB port?  

A:Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Always on USB not working

Hi rtann27
 
I had the same problem, i opened the laptop and saw, that the flat cable leading from the small usb board was not properly conected to the mainboard. A little pressing against the cable solved the problem.
 
Link to image
 
Hope this helps, greets zerosim
 
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Brand new Carbon X1 7th Gen (20QD)IR Camera / Fingerprint ReaderWindows 10 Pro (ver. 1903)Connected to DomainFollowed the steps listed that worked for others:Computer configuration> Administrative Templates> System> Logon> Turn on convenience PIN sign-inComputer configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Hello for Business> Use BiometricsComputer configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Hello for Business> Use Windows Hello for Business[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]"AllowDomainPINLogon"=dword:00000001 Still all "Windows Hello" sign-in options greyed out.  I have installed all Windows updates and updated all drivers.  As a test I disconnected from the domain and created a local account to verify the IR camera and the fingerprint hardware is working normally. So this does have something to do with the domain policies, but no idea which others to edit to fix what is is controlling this lockout. I have also attached a screenshot.    Any and all help apprecated. Thank you. John

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