Windows Hello (Windows): Setup and Use
Windows Hello is a newly unlocked feature for Stout-issued HPs. Windows Hello allows users to unlock their HP with their fingerprint or PIN. Please note that desktops or some older laptops are unable to set up Windows Hello due to their lack of a fingerprint sensor.
Most newer Stout-Issued laptops are eligible for Window Hello. Desktops are not eligible due to the lack of a fingerprint sensor.The fingerprint sensor is a small rectangle or square to the right of the laptop touch-pad. Computers that are ineligible will alert you during setup.
- In the bottom-left of the screen, click the search icon and search for sign in.
- Click Sign-In Options.
- Under Windows Hello, click Set Up.
- In the new window that opens, click Get Started.
- The next window will direct you to swipe your finger on the fingerprint sensor. Swipe your finger.
- Continue swiping your finger as directed.
- You will now be asked to setup a PIN. This is in the event that your fingerprint sensor is no longer functioning.
Click Setup PIN.
- You will be asked to verify your password. For faculty/staff, this will be your UW-Stout password used for logging in. For students, this will be the password to unlock your laptop.
Sign in and click OK.
- You will now create your PIN. Please note that the PIN is required to be 12 characters long.
We suggest that you check Include letters and symbols and create a password that is easy to remember.
- When finished, click OK.
- If you are prompted with a blue screen telling you to create a PIN, just close the window.
- Your fingerprint and PIN are now ready to use.
When logging in, you will now see two sets of options. The users with a circle icon are for the fingerprint or PIN sign-in. The users with a square icon are for enterprise credentials (UW Stout username and password).Simply swipe your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your computer. If your fingerprint is not working, you can also default back to your PIN or enterprise credentials.