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Windows password reset


I have a corporate PC with windows 7 installed and McAfee Endpoint Encryption (safeboot).

My problem is that I have lost my windows passwords. I still have the encryption password so I can decrypt the disk and enter windows logon, but then I'm stuck.

Normally I would use a linux bootable drive to get to the Windows SAM file and reset my passwords, but this can't be done while the system is encrypted.

I tried chainloading the safeboot MBR from an external linux drive, to see if I might be able to decrypt the disk before loading linux, but with no success.

Is there any tool or solution to my problem?

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Re: Windows password reset

Did you ever find a solution? I have the same issue.


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