Vista Security on second HDD

Posted: 06-18-2008, 06:10 PM
having updated to Windows Vista X64 Ultimate, I used it to encrypt my
secondary drive, unfortunately due to a couple of problems with the install
I've had to roll back to Windows XP Pro, is there any way to retrieve all the
info on the second drive or do I need to re-install Vista?

Vista Security on second HDD


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Re: Vista Security on second HDD
Posted: 06-18-2008, 06:18 PM
If you don't have a backup copy of the original encryption key or a recovery certificate,
you won't be able to access your encrypted files. Reinstalling Vista won't work either since
the security ID will be different.

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"Capt Caveman" <Capt Caveman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5086CE17-5B36-4FE1-9ADE-559BFA9481B8@microsoft.com...
having updated to Windows Vista X64 Ultimate, I used it to encrypt my
secondary drive, unfortunately due to a couple of problems with the install
I've had to roll back to Windows XP Pro, is there any way to retrieve all the
info on the second drive or do I need to re-install Vista?
 
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