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The image we put on our company laptops includes the Dell Wave interface for Biometric log in. The Wave UI increases boot time by about 5 minutes (because it loads the fingerprint database(a feature I don't use)), so I'm trying to uninstall it, but with little success.

There is no line-item in the Add/Remove Programs menu to formally delete it, nor is there a Service I can stop/remove to disable the Wave UI.

I've tried looking online, but all I find instead are hits for Google Wave and virus-removal forums with HyjackThis dumps that include Dell Wave records.

Any ideas?

Edit: Removal isn't entirely necessary. Disabling the Wave UI is good enough.

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1.Start/Program Files/Security By Wave Systems/Wave Security Center

  1. Click on Windows Login

  2. Untick Enable Secure Windows Login checkbox and click Apply

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This was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! –  Onion-Knight Jul 30 '10 at 19:39
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