04-16-2007 09:33 PM
we have recieved a business pack with a new pc, which has a finger print scanner and some software - we are not going to use the finger print scanner with the pc we just bought - but I would quite like to use it with my HP D230MT
is this possible? I tried to install the software but it said it would only work on the 7700..
any help getting this to work would be great, or is it a case of this wont work :(
04-17-2007 04:18 AM
Even though you have a desktop, the setup would be the same.
Here is a demo I found but it must be run on Vista.
Finger Print Demo for Vista OS :
Is the scanner an actual HP brand?
I could not even find it on the internet much less on the HP web site.
say thanks with HP POINTS
04-17-2007 04:26 AM
yes its an HP usb finger print scanner - it comes as part of a HP security kit - with a kensigton lock and some software that wont install. I looked all over the HP the site as well and cant find any reference to it :(
I will have a look at the link you sent.. cheers
04-18-2007 12:31 AM
This is just a guess and won't help much solving your problem, but I suspect that the reason you can not install the finger print software on the D230 is not that it would not run on that model but because it is part of a package that came with the dc7700. It is also possible that it needs the ProtectTools package.
Here is a link to Windows XP update to ProtectTools for the dc7700. This may give you a new direction to search for a solution:
And this is a manual on ProtectTools:
Hope this helps.
04-18-2007 12:48 AM
thank you for replying
i have the software - I just dont want to run it on the 7700.. I was hoping that there would be some drivers about so I could get it working, then find some credential software - it doesnt look like I can do it for now, but hopefully there will be some simple XP drivers soon :)
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