I never manually installed this program and I'd prefer to have to type in my password on login. I removed it from the startup and have disabled it in the tray, but it still appears on login and I want to remove it. When I try using Add or Remove Programs, it says I need a CD rom with it.
Is there any way to remove it (like in safemode or something) without having to get a CD? It would be completely rediculous if we have to order a Dell Backup disk merely to REMOVE a program...
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Does deleting the FastAccess Facial Recognition folder from the Dell Digital Delivery directory, stop the software from automatically reinstalling?
Folder location: C:\ProgramData\Dell\Digital Delivery\Downloads\Software\FastAccess Facial Recognition
Did you use steps similar to the ones below for uninstalling the software?
Hi KBA5870- As I mentioned previously in this thread, The automatic re-installing behavior is due to the Dell delivery program caching the FastAccess installer file. The reinstall behavior is NOT intentional. FastAccess has no control over the reinstall process. Dell and SensibleVision(creators of FastAccess) are currently isolating the root cause of this behavior.
For a workaround- the steps listed below will stop the software from automatically reinstalling again. Please contact our support team if you need further assistance with this. They'll be happy to help you resolve this problem and/or any other problems that you may be experiencing with the software. Support @sensiblevision. Com
1. Open control panel
2. Select Programs and Features
3. Locate the FastAccess entry and double-click on it
4. FastAccess installer/setup box will show- Press the next button
5. Select the “Remove all config files”- Press next button
6. Accept all of the prompts during the uninstall to complete the process
7. Reboot once the uninstall completes
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Uninstall FastAccess removes FastAccess from the computer. The uninstall may be launched from the short cut on the Start\Programs\FastAccess Facial Recognition\Uninstall or install/uninstall function provided in the Windows Control Panel.
Unfortunately that's the same uninstall program that Add or Remove Programs uses. It says that it requires a CD to uninstall, which is pretty ridiculous. So basically I'm going to have to order a Dell backup CD just to uninstall FastAccess?
According to my understanding, the primary reason that an uninstall (which is normally quite smooth and complete) might not work would be if parts of the program have already been removed or disabled separately. Try re-enabling anything that you've blocked or de-installed by hand and then try the uninstall again. If that doesn't work, then yes you'll have to re-install it to put the functions back that the software needs to perform a complete de-install.
Depending on where you live, you may be able to register at https://smartsource.dell.com/ to download an installer file instead of calling Dell tech support to request a backup CD.
It might also be worth mentioning that even if you prefer to type your password into Windows for some reason, that FastAccess does a lot more than just that. In particular, many people get great benefit and convenience from the Web Login feature. FastAccess can remember usernames and passwords to websites and then type them in for you later...but ONLY when your face is visible. I personally just about couldn't live without this now that I've used it for a while.
Open the dell digital delivery program and uncheck the FastAccess entry. This will stop the software from automatically downloading again.
I've uininstalled Fast Access - now its reappeared. Try to get rid of it from Dell Digital Delivery 2.9.901.0/Win8.1 and it can't be turned off.
See if deleting the FastAccess installer files from the Dell Digital Delivery directory clears the automatic reinstall behavior.
C:\ProgramData\Dell\Digital Delivery\Downloads\Software\FastAccess Facial Recognition
Note: ProgramData directory is hidden by Windows default.
To make it visible:
1. Press the Windows key+E
2. Top left- Press the "Organize" button
3. Select "Folders and search options" in drop down menu
4. Click the "View" tab at top of box
5. Under "Advanced settings"- Locate the "Hidden files and folders" entry
6. Select "Show hidden files, folders and drives" radio button
7. Press apply, then OK