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My home PC has a Truecrypt encrypted system volume and is therefore protected by pre-boot authentication. I've just accessed it via remote desktop and updated a driver. It needs a restart to take effect. This obviously causes a problem as I am not there to manually enter the pre-boot password. Is there a way of temporarily disabling pre-boot authentication so that I can perform a remote reboot which will come back up afterwards?

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migrated from serverfault.com Oct 4 '12 at 8:08

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No. This would be very insecure. Not to mention that a long enough password would probably no space to fit short of rather ugly hacks.

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