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    Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10

    Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10

    How to Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    22 Nov 2019
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10

    Windows Hello is a more personal, more secure way to get instant access to your Windows 10 devices using fingerprint or face recognition.

    Windows Hello, greets you by name and with a smile, letting you sign in without a password and providing instant, more secure access to your Windows 10 devices. Windows Hello introduces system support for biometric authentication – using your face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock your devices – with technology that is much safer than traditional passwords. You– uniquely you– plus your device are the keys to your Windows experience, apps, data and even websites and services – not a random assortment of letters and numbers that are easily forgotten, hacked, or written down and pinned to a bulletin board. Modern sensors recognize your unique personal characteristics to sign-you-in on a supporting Windows 10 device.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15007, Microsoft is bringing in some exciting improvements around how you discover and enroll into Windows Hello’s facial recognition. For devices and peripherals that support Windows Hello. you’ll now see a visual guidance that tracks your face in real-time, shows you an improved progress indicator and gives you real-time feedback to quickly and smoothly set your face up for signing in.

    For more about Windows Hello, see:

    If Windows Hello can't always recognize your face (ex: with and without glasses, different lighting conditions, or face angles) while trying to unlock and sign in to your PC, then you may need to improve recognition for your face to help.

    This tutorial will show you how to improve recognition of your face in Windows Hello for your account in Windows 10.

    Here's How:

    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    2 Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, and click/tap on the Improve recognition button for Face Recognition under Windows Hello on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10-windows_hello_improve_face_recognition-1.jpg

    3 Click/tap on Get started. (see screenshot below)

    Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10-windows_hello_improve_face_recognition-2.jpg

    4 Enter your PIN to verify it's you. (see screenshot below)

    Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10-windows_hello_improve_face_recognition-3.png

    5 Make sure your face is centered in the frame, and keep looking directly at your screen until it has finished. (see screenshots below)

    Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10-windows_hello_improve_face_recognition-4.png

    6 When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

    Improve Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10-windows_hello_improve_face_recognition-5.jpg

    That's it,

  1. Posts : 95
    Windows 10 Home

    I'm being lame. A newbee. I can't find where to post a question. This is first spot close to my dilemma where I see a place to type. I just bought a HP Envy x360/Windows 10 and set up voice recognition lock screen, while also provinding a pin. I want to be able to have a choice to sign in with pin or/instead of face recognition, because I will sometimes need my partner to access my desktop. For the life of me, I do not see that this can be done. I may need to eliminate facial recognition altogether, if possible, but not sure how to do that... and then have lock screen only open with pin.
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  2. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello RLAR, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Since you want to have an option to sign in with PIN or Face, you could use the tutorial below to make sure Automatically dismiss the lock screen if we recognize your face is turned off.

    Face - Turn On or Off Automatically Unlock Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    While on your sign-in screen, you can click tap on the Sign-in options link to be able to select which option you want to use. Usually, the last option you used is what is selected by default next time.

    Sign in to Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Sep 2017 at 22:03.
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  3. Posts : 95
    Windows 10 Home

    Thnx. I did try turning off the "Automatically dismiss the lock screen if we recognize your face" button. (That wording is a little different then your screen is showing.) When I restarted my computer, the face recognition mode came up with a dismiss comment, red lights flashing and it just sat there. Eventually it said welcome, but then the screen went black...for about 10 minutes. I thought I was dead in the water. So kinda chicken to try it again. And chicken to attempt step 2....way out of my league. Maybe under face recognition, above the turn on/off auto face button, I should select "remove," and it would defaut to my pin? Seems odd that something that should be so simple isn't.
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  4. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    Correct. If you wanted to remove Face, you would be left with PIN or password to sign in with.
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  5. Posts : 95
    Windows 10 Home

    I'm back. Since you are being so helpful, I would like to ask you a few more questions: On the start window, where it lists the apps/programs vertically on the left and to the right of that it has various large picture app icons laid out; well, I've tried to eliminate/add and rearrange the layout of those large icons on right, but when I go back to page, it defaults to how it arrived. And it also doesn't leave the screen enlarged when I expand it. Is there a button to select that will let this be customized? And set the vertical right layout to horizontal, etc.

    Also, when I said my computer seemed to be dead in the water when booting up; I've since learned that this is a common Windows 10 problem. Some have said to disable/uninstall unnecessary apps/programs. I did what I thought I could, and still a slow boot up. Sheesh, why would the experts create that kind of situation? I have more memory/hard drive space than ever, yet my old ASUS with Windows 8 and 1/2 that, surpasses the new stuff on so many levels. I'm old and not especially interested in the newfangled stuff; but even if I were, you'd think all would be more accessible and user friendly. Oh well.

    P.S. I asked Admin, but I can't seem to find where to go to ask a question/start a new thread. Reason I keep posting on your thread. Sorry, but thnx.
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  6. Posts : 64,536
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    After you open a forum (ex: "General Support"), you will see a "Post New Thread" button to click on to start a new thread for post.

    I'll keep an eye out for them. :)
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  7. Posts : 95
    Windows 10 Home

    Ahh....much appreciate the direction.

    I'm searching posts for how to customize the start menu. Seeing some opinions.
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  8. Posts : 26,820
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Windows Hello not working with Logitech BRIO

    I was having problems getting Hello to work, and found out I needed a Firmware update for my Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO WEBCAM 4K webcam with HDR.

    The three different firmware updates at the Logitech site were not even seeing the webcam(something about EEPROM and something else.

    Anyhow being the master black belt in Bing- Fu that I am, I eventually found this post:
    Windows Hello not working on Brio 4k Stream – Logitech Support + Download
    In the Logitech community:
    OK I have a solution! (or at least I have Windows Hello working for me).

    At first I thought, perhaps the Mac firmware update tool will work - it didn't (same error and not useful if you don't have a mac anyway). So then I realized that the the Brio Stream 4k and Brio 4k firmware tools have different file names, but the exact same file once installed (so I guess someone screwed up with their file naming).

    So I googled 'Logitech Brio Stream Firmware' and found a French site with a link to the and older firmware (but newer than mine). I downloaded it, installed - flashed my camera and restarted. Started up Windows Hello Face and now it works.

    I'll leave the link the page;

    Firmware Logitech BRIO 4K Stream Edition 1.2.11

    If you click on the floppy disk and select Servner 2 it'll download the firmware. Use that and hopefully it'll solve it the same as mine.
    I have downloaded the working firmware update and checked it and run it through Defender and VirusTotal and it's clean: VirusTotal

    information   Information
    If anyone else has this webcam, Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD , I have uploaded the working FW update to my OneDrive sharing folder: Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.
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  9. Posts : 64,536
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