TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility

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The Fingerprint Utility aims to identify users by scanning their fingerprints instead of entering a password. Using the following operations, a user can scan their fingerprints on the sensor, and then use this method of authentication for the following processes, instead of entering a password with the keyboard.


In order to use the TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility, you first need to create a Windows account password. If the current account has no Windows password, you can create one by going to START > CONTROL PANEL > USER ACCOUNTS. To make sure the utility works in the case of a finger injury, please enroll two or more fingers per user. A total of 20 fingerprints can be enrolled using the fingerprint sensor, so if the PC is used with multiple User accounts, make sure that you can divide the 20 entries among all users.


If this utility or feature is not installed on your computer, you can verify if it is available for your specific model under "Downloads" on the TOSHIBA support web site ( Not all utilities are available for every model and operating system. When installing any utilities, install the TOSHIBA Value Added Package first.


To open the Fingerprint Utility and enroll:


  1. Click the Start menu. On Windows 8, go to the Start screen.
  2. Enter "Fingerprint" into the search field. On Windows 8, type "Fingerprint" while viewing the Start screen.
  3. Click "Fingerprint Utility" in the search results.
  4. The Fingerprint Utility will open.
  5. Enter your Windows password to begin.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to enroll. Refer to your Owner's Manual for complete enrollment instructions.