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Windows Hello can use devices like Kinect to sign you into Windows by simply recognizing your face bio-data.

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How to access Windows Hello IR Camera

I have a Surface Pro 6 with a Windows Hello integrated infrared camera. Months ago, while using app.houseparty.com, a video calling service that has since been shut down, I discovered that it let you ...
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How can I re-enable OS authentication in Google Chrome?

Previously, when attempting to access the Password Manager in Chrome, I would get a Windows Hello popup that would allow me to authenticate with the camera instead of typing in my Google account ...
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Can't remove and/or dismiss Windows Hello

To make this short, I'm having the exact same problem as is described here, only none of the fixes are working for me anymore (microsoft appears to have removed them entirely.) I can't run gpedit.msc ...
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Experiencing Windows Hello PIN/Fingerprint "This option is currently unavailable"

I am having the same problem as this post: Windows Hello PIN/Fingerprint "This option is currently unavailable" I changed the same three polices in the solution to be "Not Configured&...
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Windows Hello only allows Security Key and no PIN or Fingerprint

I'm trying to use Windows Hello as an authentication 2FA website (Duo) and the only authentication option I get is by a security key - although I do have my PIN and fingerprint configured in ...
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Windows Hello: require PIN on startup

Is there a way to set up Windows Hello so that it requires the pin or password for the first login after startup? Currently I have facial recognition set up on my Surface and Windows will unlock from ...
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Completely disable password login on AD

Is it possible to completely prevent users from logging in with passwords in Active Directory (win 10+ only)? The idea would be to only allow biometrics (Hello), certificates and maybe webauthn-like ...
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Unable to set up a Windows Hello PIN

I am unable to set up Windows Hello using a fingerprint or my face, because when I go to set up the PIN it always fails with the same error code: 0x8028008a. I'm using Windows 10 Pro 21H1.
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Windows 10: allow UAC require fingerprint but disable it on login

Is there a way to disable a fingerprint login for the administrator but leave this possibility enabled in an UAC prompt in Windows 10? After reading this topic, I've set a value of 1 in the ...
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Automate Windows Hello PIN setup

I am investigating the feasibility of deploying Windows Hello in a busy work environment. The area contains 40+ shared PCs, with 200+ roaming users. Also, a subset of the users are replaced regularly (...
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W10: Fingerprint reader degraded accuracy

I have a Windows 10 Lenovo Laptop that has a "Synaptics UWP WBDI" Fingerprint reader, all drivers and firmware versions are up to date. I'd register my fingerprints with Windows Hello and ...
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Is the IR camera on modern high end laptops used for anything else other than facial recognition?

Some modern premium laptops come with an IR camera along with the normal integrated camera, which is used by Windows Hello for facial recognition. Is this feature used by anything else? For example, I'...
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Windows Hello configuration wiped at reboot

I have a dual boot desktop running 2 versions of Windows 10 20H2, although this issue has been happening for more than the amount of time since I upgraded to 20H2. I'll refer to the 2 dual boot ...
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One face for multiple accounts in Windows 10

How do I setup Windows 10 so that I can use my face to login to at least two Windows accounts? I tried to register my face for a different account, but I get the following error: Sorry, something ...
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Windows Hello camera gets turned off after some time - how to increase or disable this timeout?

I have added a Hello-capable camera to my Windows 10 (20H2) PC so that I can log on with face recognition without touching the keyboard our mouse. This generally works fine. However, after some time (...
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My USB security key is set up, but still not an option on Win10 login screen [duplicate]

I have a FEITIAN BioPass K27 USB Security Key that I am trying to use to log in to my Windows 10 (Version 2004 - 19041.450) PC. I have gone through all the setup steps as shown below, including ...
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Can I disable domain login with PIN in W10?

We are currently using login with fingerprint in our domain but I would like to disable PIN login for users. So they can use only fingerprint or password. Is there a way how to disable login with PIN?
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Windows Hello not allowing to login

My laptop's battery died so I charged my laptop and I swtched it on. At the Windows login screen I entered my email address and password. Then my name popped up and the system is asking me to set up a ...
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Windows Hello PIN does not appear

Trying to reset the Windows Hello PIN for my mom on her laptop. Every web page is suggesting going to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options > Windows Hello PIN > I forgot my PIN, but this ...
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Increasing the number of Windows Hello attempts to sign in and frequents loads

OK. So recently I got myself a new Acer Swift 5 weightless laptop. I am very satisfied but I have two issues I want to consult with some experts. Reditors are fine, yes. The product is very fine but ...
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Is it possible to change a PIN, picture password, and/or security key from a batch file or PowerShell script in Windows 10?

In a batch file or PowerShell script, is it possible to change a user's PIN, picture password, and/or security key? Password: I am using net user USERNAME \password:NEWPASSWORD. PIN: I hear that the ...
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Disabling "Your organisation requires Windows Hello" and Windows Hello PIN login

I was setting up a Windows 10 Pro and picked "Setup for an organisation" during the installation when asked. I logged in using my Office 365 credentials (that uses Azure AD behind the doors, ...
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Using password to unlock Windows Hello PIN lockout

I have set up Windows Hello using fingerprint and PIN as a backup on my Windows 10 laptop. Right now I can also log in using my regular password if I want to. From what I've read the PIN is backed by ...
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Can't use my camera for Windows Hello?

I have a Logitech HD Pro C920. I've plugged it in and I've been using it for over a year with OBS and Chrome. Recently I decided to mess around with Windows Hello and use my camera to sign in. Long ...
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Is it possible to configure Windows 10 to shut down or re-start after too many failed login attempts?

My laptop's C-drive is encrypted with VeraCrypt and a very strong password. But, my Windows Hello password is quite weak. If an attacker gets my laptop while it is running but Windows is locked, or ...
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How to remove WebAuthN credentials from onboard-TPM on Win10 device?

Latest builds of Windows 10 allow browsers (at least Edge and Chrome) to use on-board TPM device for WebAuthN passwordless authentication. It does work for me and on test sandbox sites - I can ...
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Setting up custom "Windows Hello" on laptop

I have a Lenovo 330 ideapad without "Windows Hello" feature. I am a big Computer Vision buff and wrote a python script to perform the same (with face detection). I was hoping there was some way I ...
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Is there a registry value for number of Windows Hello fingerprint sign-in attempts?

The fingerprint reader on my Lenovo X1 Yoga is very poor, and often does not recognize me. Since Windows Hello only allows 3 attempts, I often have to enter my PIN/Password instead. Is there a ...
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How to differentiate Windows Hello vs WH for Business? [closed]

My company is studying whether to deploy WH or WH for Business (WH4B). We're a few people working on that, with a lot of shadow governance. That's an issue, but off-topic here. WH or WH4B has been ...
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Can any 3d depth camera such as Intels RealSenses work with Windows Hello facial verification system?

I'm looking for webcams that work with Windows Hello Facial verification system. However, I cant simply find any that works well. There are several webcams such as : Logitec BRIO Creative-Blasterx ...
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Cannot use Win10 Hello PIN (looping dialog)

I run Windows 10 Pro, nothing special about the set up. Been using the PIN system for about a year or so when suddenly I got an issue. Anytime I access the store or xbox apps, it would request the PIN....
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Can other programs then Windows Hello access an external IR Camera?

I got two web cameras, one normal and another which has an IR camera build in for my Windows Hello sign in function. I can access my normal camera in various applications but I just don't see any app ...
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Using WebAuthn with Windows Hello (PIN) through rdp doesn't work

I have set up Windows Hello on my laptop (W10 N 1903), and can use the demo at https://webauthn.io/ just fine if I am using the laptop directly. However when I rdp from my desktop into the laptop (...
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Use Windows Hello Face recognition without TPM chip

Is there any possible way to use my IR-Webcamera for windows hello login without a TPM chip on my motherboard? I had this setup WITH a TPM 2.0 before but something went wrong and the TPM is not ...
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Can I use a USB fingerprint reader to unlock bitlocker on Windows 10 Pro?

I'd like to use a USB fingerprint reader to authenticate with bitlocker - i.e. unlock my machine when bitlocker password request screen is shown when booting into Windows. Something like a tiny ...
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Powershell - finding user name and password with Microsoft Account

I have a script that sets up a scheduled task that runs with elevated privileges using powershell $argument = "-WindowStyle Hidden -command `"&{$myscriptPath}`"" $action = New-ScheduledTaskAction ...
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Remove and Disable Win 10 PIN for Work/School Account [duplicate]

I have found lots of ways to remove the PIN logging from the Windows 10 Windows Hello service but they all apply to a non work/school login account. My account is a work account and when I want to ...
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Is the fingerprint scanner of HP laptops such as the ProBook 430 G2 simply incompatible with current Windows versions?

I recently bought a refurbished HP ProBook 430 G2 in Japan. It feels new and I'm very happy with it. I believe this model was originally sold with Windows 8 or 8.1 but it had a fresh install of ...
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How to enable fingerprint sensor while in domain and linux active directory

In my office we have a Linux based server (nethserver) which handles stuff like samba share, DHCP, and newly added: active directory (for our Windows clients) etc. Now because of the lack of security ...
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How to add windows fingerprint without logging in?

I have 2 user accounts on my windows 10 machine, an admin one, and a regular one. The admin account is not allowed to login by policy, but it can be used for runas. I want to set up windows hello for ...
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How to choose user account when multiple user accounts are used by the same person, so the same biometrics (fingerprint, face)?

I want to use windows hello, but due to constrains related to corporate policies, I must have a separate administrator account. This means that I normally use and log in to the standard user and ...
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Allow Windows Hello on domain account

After reading lots of posts about this problem; Ex.: https://superuser.com/questions/1113638/cant-enable-windows-hello-some-settings-are-managed-by-your-organization, ... I have tried all kind of ...
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Is the fingerprint logon for Windows Hello reader specific?

I cannot login to windows using a fingerprint reader different from the one I setup my fingerprint on. Is the fingerprint captured on one reader not compatible with another? I have one reader that ...
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Windows 10 Home (no Group Policy Editor) unable to use finger print scanner with Windows Hello

I've searched the Internet (and this site) for how to enable the fingerprint scanner on my HP Envy 15 laptop. I got this laptop cheap, and it only came with Windows 8.1 Home, which I upgraded to ...
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Windows 10 Hello on domain-joined computer - Credentials could not be verified

I am on a Lenovo X1 6th Gen laptop with Windows 10 Pro Build 1803 and connecting to my work domain. I have all GPO's correctly configured for Windows Hello. I am able to login to my domain account ...
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Windows Hello on Surface Pro 4 troubles

Bizarre chain of events, but maybe someone can help. I have a docked Surface Pro 4 and I setup Windows Hello on it. That seemed to disable the onboard ethernet. I resorted to using wifi until I had ...
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Windows Hello isn't working on laptop with one user

I've set up a GPO to enable windows hello, and have been successful in getting it to work however something seems to disable it for some users on some laptops.. for example Set up new HP Elitebook ...
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Windows Hello. Remove Pin button is missing

Windows 1709. Does anyone know which GPO controls the option/button "Remove" PIN? The issue is I can setup the pin but if I forget it I cannot change it anymore as it asks the previous one. Any ...
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Windows Hello gives "The user name of password is incorrect" after changing user name

I have been using a USB fingerprint reader to sign in to multiple accounts using Windows Hello on my PC. I am logged into a domain account (without admin rights), with the other account being a local ...
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Network access to PCs that use Windows Hello

Our PCs at home have been updated to the April 2018 Update of Windows 10 and they're suggesting that we replace our passwords with Windows Hello. I've never used Windows Hello before, but I understand ...
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