Fingerfox (SE) to be discontinued

NOTE: Forget all about this, I have found a way to make it work on Windows 7
Read more in this blogpost.

I am terribly sorry to tell you that Fingerfox (SE) is most likely going to be discontinued. Continue to read if you want to know why.

I got my Windows 7 Ultimate Retail copy yesterday, and now had to install the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader software on Windows 7.
I had already read forum posts saying that it should be possible to make the software work on Windows 7.
However this seems to be the case only with Windows 7 Beta and RC – in the retail version, Microsoft has enabled a hard block on the installer. This means that you cannot simply ignore that “warning” – the software is not allowed to install.

I have tried to disable the “Program Compatibility Assistant” both by disabling the service and using Local Group Policy. Neither seems to work – still denies installation.

This means that the MS Fingerprint Reader driver and software is not installable on Windows 7.
UPDATE: I have found a way
Fingerfox (SE) will NOT be discontinued anyway.

Therefore, I am no longer able to use the Fingerprint Reader myself. Considering that many people will probably soon upgrade to Windows 7, and many people use 64 bit (also not supported), it seems that the need for Fingerfox (SE) will be decreasing. I know some people use Fingerfox (SE) with other fingerprint reader products, but this is not enough for me to continue developing Fingerfox (SE).

If anyone finds a solution that makes the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader software installable on Windows 7 retail, please tell me – and I will certainly keep developing Fingerfox (SE).
Solution found

There have been a few feature suggestions and bug reports since the last release, and I will implement these in Fingerfox (SE) soon. After that last release, Fingerfox (SE) will be discontinued.

NOTE: Forget all about this, I have found a way to make it work on Windows 7
Read more in this blogpost.

I hope you understand my decision.

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