Windows 7 as of now Beta 1 introduces the Windows Biometric Framework which makes integration easier and more consistent to help deliver enhanced reliability, compatibility and usability of fingerprint-based solutions. The Windows Biometric Framework also makes it easier for developers to include biometrics in their applications by providing a common API that can be added independently with each biometric fingerprint solution.
More info Windows Biometric Framework (whitepaper)
If your laptop uses a UPEK fingerprint sensor, you can download the pre-release Protector Suite software here. Rob Blau, UPEK’s Vice President of Development, talks more about UPEK’s support for Windows 7 here in their press release (Word Document).
AuthenTec has also worked closely on the development of the Windows Biometric Framework. AuthenTec fingerprint sensors can be seen in business and consumer notebooks from the world’s leading brands from ASUS, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Toshiba.You can download their 32-bit software here and their 64-bit software here.
Source:→ Windows Vista Team Blog