You do not need the pre-desktop area for the fingerprint scanner to work in Windows. As long as the FPR is enabled in BIOS, and you have installed drivers in Windows, the FPR will work at the logon screen, i.e. you can use your fingerprint to unlock the computer when you boot windows, when you wake up the computer from sleep, etc.
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