With Windows Hello, Microsoft has given its current Windows 10 system a comprehensive tool for biometric recognition. This is how you can log in on compatible laptops using facial recognition. Also included: A system-internal registration via fingerprint. This will get you to the Windows desktop in no time at all after starting. We'll show you how to unlock Windows 10 with your fingerprint.
Unlock Windows by fingerprint: not new, but more elegant
Of course, business notebook users will now say “Fingerprint unlock? It's been around forever!". That's true, of course: my first Thinkpad already had a fingerprint sensor more than ten years ago, which not only secured Windows, but also the entire laptop if desired. With Windows Hello, however, Microsoft has officially integrated the feature into the system, so that third-party software is no longer necessary. On the Xiaomi Notebook Air (You can find more about the device here) on which I'm using Windows Hello in this tutorial, the system works far better than anything I've tried before.
Maybe I'm just missing current comparisons, but: If your laptop is Hello-compatible, you should definitely try it out. Information about Windows Hello and which devices are already supported can be found on the Microsoft homepage. You can also retrofit Windows Hello compatibility: Appropriate devices bring the comfort functions to the desktop PC via USB connection.
And this is how you activate Windows Hello on your Windows 10 PC:
1. Go to Windows 10 settings
First open the settings of Windows 10 via the start menu. Here you navigate to the point accounts and switches to the submenu login options.
2. Activate Windows Hello
If your PC or laptop meets the requirements for Windows Hello, you can click on Set up under fingerprint start. Before Windows now accepts your fingerprint, you have to current PIN code or enter the password for your Windows installation.
3. Enroll fingerprint
Windows 10 will now ask you to set up the fingerprint. You can use this later to log into the operating system in next to no time. Just follow the on-screen instructions to enroll your fingerprint. Depending on the hardware used, this requires a little patience, but in my experience the detection works without any problems in practice.
4. Complete Windows Hello setup
If Windows 10 is happy with your little finger, you still have the option of registering additional fingers to log in. When you're done, you can simply log on to your Windows installation by "laying on your finger". Alternatively, you always have the option of registering traditionally with a password or PIN. Oh yes: Of course you can also make the registration completely automatic. We'll show you how it's done this tutorial.
What do you think of Windows Hello? Nice feature or do you gasp at the thought of entrusting your fingerprint to Windows 10 of all things? I look forward to comments and discussions ;)
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