Windows PE Recovery Tools for Drive Encryption 10.4
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Windows PE Recovery Tools for Drive Encryption 10.4


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This article contains information on using WinPE files with Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4 in a Windows Preinstallation Environment.

To obtain the WinPE files for Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.2, see the Symantec knowledgebase article TECH214419.


The Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) is widely used by IT professionals in Windows environments for installation tasks, deployment, maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnosis and recovery.

See the attached Technical Note that provides instructions for creating the following types of WinPE images:

  • 32-bit WinPE 1.x - Windows XP
  • 32-bit WinPE 2.0 - Windows Vista
  • 64-bit WinPE 2.0 - Windows Vista
  • 32-bit WinPE 3.0 - Windows 7
  • 64-bit WinPE 3.0 - Windows 7
  • 32-bit WinPE 4.0 - Windows 8
  • 64-bit WinPE 4.0 - Windows 8
  • 32-bit WinPE 5.0 - Windows 8.1
  • 64-bit WinPE 5.0 - Windows 8.1
  • 32-bit WinPE for Windows 10
  • 64-bit WinPE for Windows 10

In addition, it includes instructions for integrating the Symantec Drive Encryption driver into:

  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad Rescue and Recovery 3.0 and above
  • Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console

Note: Support for 64-bit WinPE was first introduced with Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.0.

For additional information on Windows PE and Symantec Drive Encryption, see article TECH215515.


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