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I've been getting a persistent warning in Windows 7 that I need to install a fingerprint reader driver. This is absurd because my computer does not have a fingerprint reader! Is there a way to make it stop giving me these warnings? I mean, I could let it install the driver anyhow, but what's the point of installing drivers for a device I plainly don't have?

  • Could you post exact text of the warning or a link to the screenshot? – gronostaj Jan 9 '14 at 5:55
  • It would also help if you could provide us the computer model. – miggy Jan 9 '14 at 10:34
  • It's a Dell Precision M6600. I tried to screenshot the warning message, but as soon as you hit any key it goes away. The message text is just: "Install your fingerprint reader driver". It appears in the Action Center in the task bar every time I boot or wake up the computer after hibernation. – Darrel Hoffman Jan 9 '14 at 16:53
  • This seems fishy to me. It is not in device manager, yet you are getting messages that disappear after you hit any key. I would run a virus scan and would not install the driver. – Cfinley Jun 19 '14 at 14:59
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You could enter setup and disable it under the security tab.

edit:Press F2 during boot to enter setup. This is a basic UEFI implementation, there should be a list on the left hand side with + boxes to click on and expand the list. There should be an option either under security or under system config>misc devices.

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    Could you expand on how one would do this? – Doktoro Reichard Jun 19 '14 at 18:46
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Yep! Try this:

Right Click on the computer icon. Click Manage > Device Manager Select the Fingerprint reader and then right-click > disable

That should do the trick. Hopefully!

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  • I've looked through every branch of the tree in the Device Manager, and the Fingerprint reader does not show up. (Not surprising since there isn't one...) – Darrel Hoffman Jan 9 '14 at 16:49

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