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I have an HP Pavilion dv6z-3000 laptop with a Validity VFS301 fingerprint reader. I'd like to set it up so that it prompts for both my fingerprint and password, but I can't find any such option for two-factor authentication in the (DigitalPersona-based) HP SimplePass software. How do I do this? Methods which use Windows itself or the HP SimplePass software are preferred.

The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

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I tried to do the same thing on a HP EliteBook 6930p a few years back and could not get it to work either. So what i did was the following workaround:

  • I set a BIOS boot password
  • I set the Windows authentication method to fingerprint
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