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Windows 7 Recovery with Endpoint Encryption Recovery CD

Created: 07 Sep 2010 • Updated: 28 Oct 2010 | 3 comments
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I am new to Endpoint Encryption. I have a laptop with full system encryption that is coming up with a boot sector problem. This is a Windows 7 64bit laptop. Normally I would boot off the Windows 7 install cd and run the bootrec.exe to rebuild the boot sector on Windows 7 but since it is encrypted I can't. I have read that you can use the Endpoint Encryption recovery cd but the one that I have looks to be WinPE 1.0 (WinXP). Does anyone know how you can do this for this Windows 7 PC?

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ukDavidC's picture


What version of SEE are you running? The more recent recovery ISO is Windows Vista (WinPE2) I think... I would give that a try first. You can build a windows 7 version if you definately have to have that. Its a bit long winded but a one off task so you might find it useful - this explains it..

Alternatively one thing you could try is booting from the SEE access CD (not recovery) which gives you access to the encrypted disk, then swap CD to the Windows 7 one and get access to the tools...

Hope that helps

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jfleming's picture

I have a WinPE 3 cd. What do I need to do to get SEE recovery on it. Is there files I can move over to the WinPE 3 cd to get SEE recovery to read the disk in WinPE 3.0?

ukDavidC's picture

Somewhere in the installer folders there is a word document called something like 'How to customise a WinPE disk' - that should explain it all. If not post back and I'll dig out the instructions I wrote a while ago!

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