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Help Cleaning Up Windows 7 Login Screen (aka removing unwanted logon items)

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  • Started 4 years ago by ScottieDu
  • Latest reply from StringJunky
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Hello there,

I'm trying to removed the "insert a smart card" option from my windows 7 logon screen and am seeking help.

My computer (HP Elitebook 8540w if that helps at all) has one user which I want to be able to access either through a typed password or through a fingerprint scan.

I set up the password and fingerprint scan through "HP ProtectTools Administrative Console" but now whenever logging in, it also gives me the option to "insert a smart card." As I do not own a smart card or have the need to use one, I would like to disable or at least hide this option from my logon screen.

Yes, I have read and tried the information on the page

It did not seem to help and I believe it has something to do with my use of "HP ProtectTools." But because I am not sure and am not a computer expert, I have decided to post here before aimlessly messing around with my computer settings.

Thanks in advance for the help

Posted 4 years ago
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This looks like an HP-specific security package for businesses and organisations that is not standard. Had a quick gander on Google and it seems you need to open the HP Protect user interface, which is probably in Start Orb > All Programs > HP Something, and look for the Windows Logon Security option in there. In there you should be able to alter specific logon options like you mentioned.


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