Reviews and Problems with Microsoft MicrosoftFingerprint Reader
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Failed to Read My Fingerprint 90% of the Time
PWB Esq, Amazon
8 June 2012
Summary: I bought this item in May 2008 for $28 and I ended up throwing it away. More often than not, it wouldn't read my fingerprint, so I ended up having to type in my passwords. And yes I had Microsoft Vista. It is now June 2012 and this Microsoft Fingerprint Reader is selling for $129!! What makes this device SOOO expensive? It only works with XP & Vista. It is not compatible with Windows 7, and I assume it won't be compatible with any newer version of Windows.
Summary: You will not be able to use this discontinued Microsoft Fingerprint Reader with Vista 64 bit or Windows 7 64 bit Operating Systems now or in the future. If you are using another operating system then those mentioned then you will like this product just as I did before I upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit OS. Microsoft is issuing a full refund for customers with the same issues, all you have to do is call Microsoft Supplemental Parts line (US only) at 1-800-360-7561.
Summary: This device does not and will never work with 64 bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 (tested with 7 RC). Microsoft clearly says on their web site it does not and will never function on their 64 bit versions of Windows. Searching deeper you will find that they offer a refund on your purchase whether full or partial is questionable. The device does work on their 32 bit versions of Windows.
Summary: I bought one of these only to discover it is NOT vista 64bit compatble. It will only work on vista 32bit...no plans for 64bit support ever. Mine sits in a file cabinet with the useless software. I don't plan to buy any more microsoft branded hardware. They don't stand behind their products.
Summary: Just like good old Windows Live One Care, no where on the packaging does it say that 64 bit operating systems are unsupported. No, you get to figure that out after you get home and try to install it. Of course, no refunds on opened computer or electronic merchandise.... Nothing but nonexistent support from Microsoft as well. Tell Microsoft to kiss off and buy the superior Upek reader instead. They support 64 bit and everything else.
No Firefox or Windows domain support - deceptive MS marketing
Chah Li, Amazon
19 October 2006
Summary: I bought this product on the cool idea that I could log on to any Web site with the use of my fingerprint. It says on the box that this product "should" not be used in corporate networks so already I was feeling suspicious, but since the store I bought it from has a good return policy, I chose to try it out. Well, the product simply does not work if your PC a member of a Windows domain (so "should" as stated above is misleading).
Summary: Pros: - The hardware itself is very slick. It is actually much slimmer and more stylish than in the pictures you see on the internet. - Fingerprint registration is straightforward and seemless. - Logging into websites is very very easy once setup. Cons: -Only works with IE -WILL NOT work with active directory -DigitalPersona Password Manager (included) is complete garbage.
Summary: This product basically is used for home users. Things it does well: 1. Pretty accurate at reading your finger. 2. Easy to install 3. Keeps track of passwords for websites (Just what we need :( another password manager) Things it doesn't do: 1. If you are a business and want to use this as another authentication to logging in, forget it. Cant login to a domain attached computer. 2. Doens't provide any extra security, which you would think it would. 3.
Summary: I read all the reviews I could find and no one mentioned that it only works with Windows XP. Found out the hard (and depressing) way when I went to install the software on my Windows 2000 PC. Can't say how it works and I don't plan on moving to XP just for this.