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Windows Advanced Mode for Windows Server 2012

Windows Advanced Mode is essential for doing a number of things from debugging, boot logging, low-resolution video, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, booting with disable driver signature enforcement, disable early launch anti-malware protection, and disable automatic restart after failure. Continue reading

Catalyst 12.11 Enduro 6/11/2012 UnifL for AMD+Intel Graphics

This is a mirror for leshcat’s 12.11 Enduro Release. No files have been modified.

Leshcat’s Catalyst 12.11 Enduro 11/06/2012 UnifL with plenty of new features is now online.

Main Changelog:

– Updated ATi Graphic Driver ( ver. 11/06/2012, ).

– Includes Intel HD Graphics ( ver. ).

– Includes Intel HD Graphics ( ver. ).

– Includes Intel HD Graphics ( ver. ).

– Includes optional ATi HDMI audio driver ( Win7: / Win8: ).

Minor Changelog:

– Configuration improvements due ticket requests. – New Menu “Brightness Resolver” available. – New Sony VAIO Video Playback patch available at “Issue Resolver” menu. – CHM manual updated till v1.1.0. 02.12.2012.

Download Locations:
ge.tt – 12.11 Enduro UnifL Full Only – Superfast Mirror
Google Drive – 12.11 Enduro UnifL Full Only Mirror #2
Dropbox – 12.11 Enduro UnifL Full Only Mirror #3


Don’t forget to fully re-read manual regarding new tools that resides here:

Google Drive – Leshcat UnifL Manual for Leshcat drivers

And remember – if you didn’t read manual just because you are lazy to spend 10 minutes to resolve your issue – noone can help you.

Take care,


Validity Driver for Windows 8

Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver and HP SimplePass for Windows 8 and Windows 7

Dell Vostro 1310/1510 fingerprint reader












This post was originally from NBR Forums. This post has different steps and an additional driver.

If it’s not too much I recommend getting a very cheap external Fingerprint Scanner from Amazon with high reviews:


If you still want to stick with installing HP drivers, here’s the drivers and software you need to download:


  1. We’re gonna start by getting the latest driver from HP. I’ve tested and confirmed this working after updating to this version manually from HP’s 4.3.205 driver. HP’s release is the latest and has been tested and confirmed working on my Windows 7 x64 HP dv6-3000 VFS301 sensor. – Released May 5, 2012
    HP Validity Fingerprint Sensor Drive 4.3.304.0 with Validity WBF [sensors supported: VFS201,VFS300, VFS301, VFS451, VFS471, VFS5111, VFS5131, WBF_0018,WBF_0011,WBF_0010,WBF_0010,WBF_003c ] See Driver Info and See More Driver Info
  2. FOR WINDOWS 8, and Windows 8.1:
    Released Sept 7th , 2012
    HP Validity Fingerprint Sensor Drive with Validity WBF
    See Driver Infoand See More Driver Info


  1. HP SimplePass v6.0.100.252 by AuthenTec [supports Win7/Win8]


First uninstall the previous driver and fingerprint software from Control Panel -> Uninstall Program. Then reboot. After reboot, make sure that you have an unidentified device in Device Manager, under Biometric Devices, that means that Windows doesn’t have a proper driver for it. Then go back to Control Panel -> Uninstall a program and in the list, make sure that the uninstallation list there is no listing of the Validity DDK/WBF or its older versions .Note: If you’re laptop is automatically reinstalling validity sensor driver from stock swsetup folder when you reboot your laptop, you need to disable that. If you need directions on disabling automatic driver installation in Windows 7, click this link

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  1. If you choose to install HP’s 4.3.304.0 sensor driver. Follow these steps. The steps for HP’s are similiar so follow the same directions, if you get lost, just ask in comments.
  2. Download the .exe file and open it and follow the instructions. In the case the driver does not update, you can manually update it bu going to Start -> Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Under Biometric Devices Right click on Validity Sensors -> Update Driver Software -> Browse my computer for driver software -> Next input the location for the driver, it’s usually in the HP setup files, so if you have VFS301 sensor you can find your driver file in the extracted setup folder as seen below: C:\SwSetup\sp56957\Drivers\WBF_301_DRVCheck
  3. Now tick the field that says “Include Subfolders” and hit next, that ought to update your driver to the latest HP version. Once again if you go to C:\SwSetup\sp56957\Drivers\ or wherever you’ve extracted your sp56957 has been extracted to, you can find your supported sensor folder. This latest driver has been tested and working on Windows 7 x64, HP dv6-3000.
  4. This step will mention software installation: first download HP SimplePass and run the exe file inside the zip file, it will work on both on Win7 and Win8. It’s great program that’ll allow you to not just enroll fingerprints, but logon to windows and websites, and much more!

Ask in comments if you have questions, hope this helps.