In case you use slipstream media to install Windows 7 SP1 integrated for a fresh new start on your Fujitsu (Siemens) Lifebook P1620, read this warning: Do NOT install the Authentec driver from Windows Update (better hover the mouse over the update, right click, choose hide update) or Fujitsu, deactivate the device in the device manager.
The longer story:
I have created a bootable USB thumb stick with Windows 7 Ultimate German x86 with integrated Service Pack 1 (using the USB/DVD Download Tool and the official ISO download from MSDN) and right after the flawless installation I visited Windows Update to update newer and install missing drivers. Among them was Authentec’s Fingerprint driver.
I installed it and the drama began, CPU went up to 100%, the system got unresponsive and the speakers started (and never stopped) to play an annoying song called “device plugged in, device removed”. After a while (remember, 100% CPU) the device manager opened and I saw an ongoing “Biometric device” being discovered and removed – even after a reboot.
I went to add/remove programs, removed Authentec’s suite, rebooted, no change.
I went to System Restore, restored the system to it’s previous state, after the successful restore and reboot – silence!
So I went to Fujitsu’s website for the P1620 (links below) and manually installed the Authentec suite for Windows 7 – that song started playing again . Again, System Restore helped to get back to a working state.
Note that the situation has gotten worse with SP1: As reported here previously for Windows 7 RTM the drivers never worked (at least for me on my *German* Windows 7): The finger print reader simply didn’t recognize any sliding finger but at least there was no endless plug in/removal.
Drop a comment if you got your fingerprint device to work with Windows 7.
Drivers for Fujitsu Lifebook P1620
Authentec drivers for P1620 for Windows XP, Vista and 7 German