To help improve security on the ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC, Lenovo has included an integrated fingerprint reader. With it, you can use fingerprint scans in place of Windows XP's traditional user id/password combination. This Screen By Screen shows you how to set up and configure it.
When your system starts, you'll see the IBM Fingerprint Software Welcome screen appear. Select Fingerprints and click Next.
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