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    How to get rid of login options ?

    Up until yesterday, when I started my Dell Windows 7 Pro laptop it went straight to the screen asking for my account password.

    Now it offers 3 options: my account name (which is the option I want), RFID cards and Fingerprint.

    How can I get back to just the one option ?

    I tried disabling the biometrics in Control Panel (I turned it off) but it still show up at login.

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    OK, partially solved.

    I found a new application which had installed itself yesterday DigitalPersona listed under Dell Data Protection. I have uninstalled it and login is back to how it was.

    So my next two questions are:

    1. How could it install without me knowing, and how can I prevent that ?

    2. Can I uninstall the other Dell stuff I found:

    a. Dell Backup and Recovery
    b. Dell Command : Power manager
    c. Dell Command : Update
    d. Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit
    e. Dell Data Protection : Client Security Framework
    f. Dell Data Protection : Security Tools
    g. Dell Digital Delivery
    h. Dell Foundation Services
    i. Dell Protected Workspace
    j. Dell SupportAssist
    k. Dell SupportAssistAgent
    l. Dell Touchpad

    I think I have to leave Dell Touchpad and maybe also Dell Command : Power Manager but any advice on these and the others gratefully received, thanks.

    I suspect that it was Dell Digital Delivery which installed the Fingerprint stuff yesterday !
    Last edited by MartinM; 2015-07-19 at 11:32.

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    Martin,

    Yes you can uninstall any of that Dell trash you do not use I've done it on my machines w/o any problems. However, be careful with the Dell Touchpad as it could disable your touchpad although most Dells use Synaptics drivers the Dell software gives you some options like disabling the touchpad if it detects a connected mouse (wired or wireless) which is an option I like and use. HTH
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