Fixing Windows 10 Hello for HP Validity fingerprint reader

2015-09-18 20:15 by Thorben Bürgel

Since I spent a bigger amount of time reasarching on how to make the Validity fingerprint reader (VFS451) on my HP ProBook 4520s working together with Windows 10 and its "Hello" login function, I want to share my solution. Normally, I am only used to fiddle around with device drivers on Linux, but this time Microsoft left its customers without support.

I have read several forum and blog post about fingerprint reader issues on Windows 10, but nothing seemed to work. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver in the device manager, but without success. I also found different driver version on the internet and tried them. Some seemed to work for one scan, but failed on the second. Thus, I assume that with these drivers both scans didn't match, even the scan result was usable.
However, finally I found a driver that is working. The proper version is:
Windows Hello could finally register my fingerprints and the login is working without problems.

You can find this drivers on the HP servers
After downloading and unpacking the driver, you can just manually install it in the device driver.
How you can do this, you can find here.

I hope this might help other people as well. If you have a question, you can write me.

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