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AuthenTec Fingerprint Driver for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad

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AuthenTec Fingerprint Driver
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Windows 8 (32-bit)
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README for AuthenTec Fingerprint Driver
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Windows 8 (32-bit)
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This package installs the AuthenTec fingerprint driver to enable the following device.

Device name Device name in the Device Manager
TouchStrip Fingerprint Sensor TouchStrip Fingerprint Sensor (WBF advanced mode)

Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models support this software.

If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Uninstallation instructions
Determining which version is installed


Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • Edge 14, 15
  • Edge E40, E50
  • L412, L512
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit, 64-bit
Summary of Changes


  • < > Version number
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function


  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Edge E40, 14" , E50, 15", L512, L412.

Please refer to the README file in the attachment table for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

Installation Instructions


  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative account.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

Silent Install

Note: This is intended for system administrators only.

  1. Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 11 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute Setup_chk.exe with silent.ini option
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]
  4. Extract ZIP file to a directory.(for example c:\temp)
    4.1 Windows 8 32 bit: Type "C:\temp\install\32-bit\setup.msi /q" as the silent install command.
    4.2 Windows 8 64 bit: Type "C:\temp\install\64-bit\setup.msi /q" as the silent install command.
Uninstallation Instructions
  1. Double-click the 'Biometric devices controllers' in device manager.
  2. Double-click 'TouchStrip Fingerprint Sensor (WBF advanced mode)'.
  3. Click the 'Driver' tab, then click 'Uninstall' button.
  4. Check 'Delete the driver software for this device." box.
  5. Press the 'OK' button to uninstall driver.
Determining which version is installed
  1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left
    area of the screen.
  2. Select Device Manager from the menu.
  3. Expand the Biometric devices section.
  4. Double-click TouchStrip Fingerprint Sensor (WBF advanced mode).
  5. Click the Driver tab.
  6. Check Driver Version.


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  • Document ID:DS032039
  • Last Updated :23 Jun 2014
  • (c) 2015 Lenovo