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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
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    04 Apr 2018
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    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)

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

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

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

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

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    That's it,

  1.    14 Sep 2017 #1

    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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       14 Sep 2017 #2

    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    14 Sep 2017 #3

    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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       14 Sep 2017 #4

    Correct. If you wanted to remove Face, you would be left with PIN or password to sign in with.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    15 Sep 2017 #5

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Sep 2017 #6

    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. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    15 Sep 2017 #7

    Ahh....much appreciate the direction.

    I'm searching posts for how to customize the start menu. Seeing some opinions.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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