Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby omegaRED7 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:05 pm

The webarchive links aren't working, does anybody have a working link or setup file for DigitalPersona 6.2.1 64bit?
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby CodeBender » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:06 pm

omegaRED7 wrote:The webarchive links aren't working, does anybody have a working link or setup file for DigitalPersona 6.2.1 64bit?


32-bit version: http://web.archive.org/web/201610291246 ... /setup.exe
64-bit version: http://web.archive.org/web/201610291246 ... /setup.exe

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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby omegaRED7 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:28 pm

CodeBender wrote:
omegaRED7 wrote:The webarchive links aren't working, does anybody have a working link or setup file for DigitalPersona 6.2.1 64bit?


32-bit version: http://web.archive.org/web/201610291246 ... /setup.exe
64-bit version: http://web.archive.org/web/201610291246 ... /setup.exe

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Thanks for the reply, but i still can't download them - it say network error. Any chance to upload them somewhere, Mega, ZiipyShare, anywhere really? The 64bit version?
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby omegaRED7 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:46 am

@CodeBender, never mind, managed to download it. Now onto modification!
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby Eric1084 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:41 am

CodeBender wrote:
omegaRED7 wrote:The webarchive links aren't working, does anybody have a working link or setup file for DigitalPersona 6.2.1 64bit?


32-bit version: http://web.archive.org/web/201610291246 ... /setup.exe
64-bit version: http://web.archive.org/web/201610291246 ... /setup.exe

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After digging through the web, I found the WBF driver from the company that acquired DigitalPersona, aka Crossmatch. The driver is shown to be released on 08/17/2015 and is version 5.0.0.5. I tested it on Windows 10 with my U.are.U 4000B and it installs without any hassle since it is a signed driver. Device manager displays the device as "U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Reader (WBF)" after driver installs, so I believe it is safe to assume that it works with 4500 as well. The unfortunate news is that the driver has been repackaged with a nasty adware from the source I downloaded it from, so I'll see if I can unpack that adware installer and extract the driver by itself. Worst case scenario I can probably just extract the driver files with dism and do it that way.

Wish me luck! :)

UPDATE: Got the drivers extracted. Can be installed using that always trusty "Have Disk" button! Now all that's left is to figure out where to host this thing without getting myself sued :P
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby CodeBender » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:19 pm

This is all very nice, but I doubt that the driver you mentioned supports the Microsoft's fingerprint reader. The device IDs are different and the driver for U.are.U is unlikely to work with a Microsoft-branded device. Do you have a chance to verify this driver with a Microsoft's device?

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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby dafob » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:06 pm

The x64 Crossmatch drivers referenced above (ver. 5.0.0.5) can be downloaded here:

http://driverslab.ru/953-authentec-touc ... ensor.html

1. Scroll down about halfway to the section that asks a simple math question; answer the problem.
2. When prompted to download, choose the file "AuthenTec_1.7.0.0396.zip".
3. Once downloaded, extract the file. The Crossmatch drivers are located in the x64 folder. The files should be:

uruwbf.cat
uruwbf.dll
uruwbf.inf
uruwbfengine.dll

Hopefully you can add the MS Device ID's to these files like you did to the original DP files and get the MS FP reader to work with WBF.

UPDATE: I tried forcing the drivers to install w/ the MS FP reader. I choose both the 4000b and the generic FP reader as the device. I get the warning about how the drivers weren't written for my device but Windows installs the x64 drivers and the MS FP reader actually activates. It even goes so far as to let you scan/register your FP under Settings -> Sign in Options -> Fingerprint. But the FP doesn't save on the last step. :(
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby CodeBender » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:08 pm

Thanks. I will give it a try. No promises though that I will be able to make this work...

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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby CodeBender » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:20 pm

I made it work in the emulator (VMWare) with the modified INF file on vanilla Windows 10 x64 version 1803. The fingerprints are accepted and Hello is allowing to log on. However on the real computer I get the error from Hello. Very difficult to diagnose, but I don't loose hope. I just love how Microsoft reports Hello's errors to a user - "Something went wrong". Developers who write such code should be fired.

Please try on your machines with the attached driver.
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Re: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader compatibility project

Postby Blind Faith » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:58 am

I replicated the VM experiment with a flaky insider version of Windows 10.

My next step is testing on a machine that never got the older version you had us fix. For that I would need a fairly clean machine.

I might try on the wife's PC but I always use it for tests... this makes it less then clean :-|

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