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Fingerprints and C drive


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Rickles

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Hi,
I was given an Acer Aspire 5536G using Windows 7.

My three queries are:

1/ how do you disable the Fingerprint device

2/ how to kill Messanger

3/ When I open C drive there are TWO main drives, can I use both?

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[quote]1/ how do you disable the Fingerprint device[/quote]i assume you mean the biometric fingerprint reader near the touchpad? you generally disable this in the BIOS...of course the acer website is misbehaving currently so i can't get to your manual to give you detailed instructions. but you'll want to look for something saying biometrics or TPM or something like that

[quote]2/ how to kill Messanger[/quote]windows live messenger?

[quote name='http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_uninstall_windows_messenger.html']Windows Messenger: Windows Messenger is considered a part of the Windows operating system, so to uninstall it:

•Go to Control Panel
•Click on Add/Remove Programs
•Click on Add/Remove Windows Components
•And at the bottom of the list, uncheck Windows Messenger
Now OK your way back out, and Windows Setup will run and uninstall Windows Messenger.

"... those three Messengers are all different beasts."MSN Messenger: MSN Messenger is a separately installed application. To uninstall it:

•Go to Control Panel
•Click on Add/Remove Programs
•Scroll down to find and then click on MSN Messenger
•Click on Remove
Follow the resulting prompts, and MSN Instant Messenger will be uninstalled.

Windows Messenger Service: The Windows Messenger Service is an unfortunately named component of Windows that cannot be uninstalled. It has nothing to do with Instant Messaging, really, and can almost always be safely turned off. Here's how:

•Right Click on My Computer
•Click on Manage
•Expand the Services & Applications node
•Click on Services
•Scroll down to find, and then double click on Messenger
•In the resulting dialog box, set the Startup Type to Disabled.
•Click on Stop to stop the service immediately.
Now OK your way back out, and the Windows Messenger Service will no longer run.[/quote]


[quote]3/ When I open C drive there are TWO main drives, can I use both?[/quote]more details are required here
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Hi dsenette and thanks for the reply,

1/
"i assume you mean the biometric fingerprint reader near the touchpad? you generally disable this in the BIOS"

I have never been near the BIOS so I might wait for more detailed instructions.

2/ Messenger is now dead! Thank you.

3/ It seems that the C drive was partitioned into two equal parts. Why I don't know.

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3/ It seems that the C drive was partitioned into two equal parts. Why I don't know.

this is common practice...it allows you to have one partition for your OS and one for everything else (like data etc..) which helps keep the OS running smoother as it's got room to breathe, also if you ever need to reinstall windows you can do so without having to wipe out all the data on the other partition.

I have never been near the BIOS so I might wait for more detailed instructions.

to get into bios you press either f2 or del during boot up (there should be a message on the screen somewhere saying "press <something> to enter setup")
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Hi dsenette,


"to get into bios you press either f2 or del during boot up (there should be a message on the screen somewhere saying "press <something> to enter setup")"

So what am I looking for after I get into the Bios?

basically I just use the programs on a computer as I do computer graphics and get a Tec in if anything major goes wrong.

So step by step is the way.

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unfortunately i can't give you too many specifics as the manual for your laptop doesn't mention the biometrics at all... you should be looking for something about the fingerprint reader, or TPM, or biometrics or something to that effect in the bios...

why are you wanting to disable it anyway?
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Hi dsenette,

I wanted to disable it as is is a pain in the b#m. It can take many swipes of the finger before it will accept. Far quicker to type in a password.

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