0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2016 4:18 AM by chemcafee

    Using Mcafee Endpoint Encrypted hard disk in another hardware

    chemcafee

      Hi All,

       

      I am currently using Mcafee Endpoint Encryption 5.x solution for my laptop. Thus have the preboot authentication using smartcard to decrypt the harddisk.

       

      Recently some of my laptop's hardware (keyboard) became spoilt. So I took out the harddisk and plugged it into another laptop.

       

      Upon bootup it entered the preboot authentication. But upon entering my password for the smartcard in the next screen it showed, "Decryption failed".

       

      Any idea what is the issue?

       

      Is Mcafee Endpoint Encryption tied to the hardware? Meaning if I change the harware, the full disk decryption will fail?

       

      Thanks and Regards