Windows 10 offers a convenient method to login to the system without using a passport, and that is using Windows Hello.
You can set up Fingerprint/facial recognition to enter Windows 10 PC.
Windows Hello doesn’t come with all Windows 10 computers. It needs specialised hardware like
- Fingerprint reader
- Illuminates IR sensor
- Biometric sensors
So, if you wish to enable Windows Hello for secure login with the help of facial recognition, you can buy a new computer having Windows Hello or purchase a 3D depth camera such as Intel RealSense camera.
The login becomes fast with facial recognition. In case you have stepped out leaving the screen ON, and if the screen gets locked, you can come back and log in by sitting in front of the PC
Steps to enable/disable Windows Hello in Local Group Policy Editor
The Local Group Policy Editor comes with Education, Pro, and Enterprise edition of Windows.
- Open – Local Group policy editor
- On the left pane in Local Group Policy Editor, go to the following path
- Computer Configuration–Administrative Templates–Windows Components–Biometrics
- Towards the Biometrics right pane in Local Group Policy Editor, tap or double click on – Allow the use of biometrics policy for editing it
To enable Windows Hello to follow the steps given below
- Select the dot – Not Configured/Enabled
- Now click on- OK and then click/tap on OK, and then close the Local Group Policy editor
- The default setting is – Not Configured
To Disable Windows Hello Biometrics, follow the steps below
- Select the dot – Disabled and then click – OK and then close the Local Group Policy editor.
The above method helps you enable Windows Hello on Windows 10 and enjoy secure login through facial recognition. So, don’t worry, even if your screen gets locked.