How to enable and configure Hello on Windows 10

How to enable and configure Hello on Windows 10


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Windows Hello is an option in Windows 10, which allows access to devices without a password, through the options of face recognition, fingerprint or iris detection, as long as the computer has the devices to read this information. Just be close to the PC to unlock it. On the other hand, other people will not be able to access your data.


Which devices support Windows Hello

First of all, you need to know if your PC is compatible with Windows Hello technology. Generally speaking, it is necessary to have a 3D webcam – integrated or separate – with WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) technology to scan your user’s face or register the fingerprint using infrared rays.

This technology currently exists only on a limited set of computers. Access this page (in English) to learn about Windows Hello compatible machines. This content can be useful when deciding which new computer model to buy.

How to set up Windows Hello

If your computer is compatible with Windows Hello (or even to check the compatibility of your machine), access the start menu > gear icon to open the settings. Then click Accounts > Input options.

Now, you will see the computer protection alternatives that Windows offers. In addition to the conventional tools, such as password and PIN, options are listed Face and Fingerprint.

Click on the way you want to configure and then on Configure button. Then follow the instructions on the screen to register your face and fingerprint. To make this configuration, you must first enter your password to prevent another user from performing the procedure, preventing your access to the computer.

Note: if you choose facial recognition, remember to record your face in a well-lit environment.

Center your face or fingers on the screen to start reading. You can follow the progress of the recording through a progress bar. Move your face during the process, so that all details and / or gestures are detected and recorded.

When the camera is finished, you will receive a notification that the authentication has completed successfully. Know that you can repeat the process to increase the recognition capacity. To do so, just click Improve Recognition.

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