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Microsoft Fingerprint Reader on Windows 64-bit (Vista or Windows 7)

Microsoft Fingerprint Reader on Windows 64-bit (Vista or Windows 7)

I think I know the answer to this question, but I have to ask anyway. I am running 64-bit Windows (Vista or Windows 7) and I cannot get 64-bit drivers for the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader. It is really annoying that Microsoft continues to sell a product for which they refuse to fully support. This is the only piece of hardware that I cannot use on Windows 64-bit edition.

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Guest [Entry]

"According to this blog post by Mike Swanson the following is Microsoft's official statement in this regard. I recall being told about this during Tech-Ed last year as well.

Thanks for your interest in Microsoft Hardware products.
The Fingerprint Reader is no longer being manufactured by Microsoft but we recognize it may still be available from retailers and resellers. The product runs on 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. Microsoft will not be releasing any updates for the product to run on 64-bit versions of Windows XP or Windows Vista. The product is not supported on Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit). To ensure this is clear to our customers, the product will not install on Windows 7 (the user is warned that the application will not run). If you currently use the Fingerprint Reader and are unable to use your product with 64-bit versions of Windows XP or Windows Vista or the Windows 7 beta release, please visit the following Web site for assistance:

Source Microsoft Support."
Guest [Entry]

"It seems that there is a working solution for 64-bit Windows and Microsoft Fingerprint Reader:


Just register and download files..."