Setting up fingerprint sign-in on Windows 10

Setting up fingerprint reading in Windows 10 is much easier than any other method I’ve tried in the past. if your computer supports fingerprint reading, and you are using Windows 10 then follow this step by step guide on how to set it up. click on the Start image menu, and then search for  “Setup fingerprint sign-in”

fingerprint sign-in

Setting up a PIN

When you open the Fingerprint settings, you will notice the red message that says that you must setup a PIN before you can enroll in Windows Hello..

Windows Hello

click on “Add” under PIN:


You will be asked to  verify your account by entering your current password. after you have verified the account, the setup a PIN window will pop-up:

setup a PIN

Enter your chosen PIN and then click OK. your PIN should be now setup.

Setup Fingerprint

Now under “Windows Hello” click on “Set up” Fingerprint:

Windows Hello

The “Welcome to Windows Hello window will pop-up. click on “Get started” and enter your PIN to verify is really you in the next screen. scan your finger in the next screen:

Scan your finger


slide your index finger or whatever finger you want to use to unlock your computer a few times. after a few slides, you will get this pop-up:

scan your finger

click on “Close”

That’s it. now you can unlock or login to your computer using a PIN or your fingerprint.

isn’t that simple?

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about My name is Nelson Amaya and I’m the author of this website. I created the site in 2009 (under the domain) and I’ve been posting tutorials here ever since. I'm a systems / network administrator and I enjoy solving complex problems and learning as much as I can about new technologies. I write tutorials based on my work experience and other IT stuff I find interesting.

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