Can you safely upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when using Truecrypt 7.1a without risk of corrupting the bootloader and without first decrypting the drive?
Can you safely upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when using TrueCrypt 7.1a
TrueCrypt is no longer supported.
You should decrypt your hard disk and any other data before upgrading as otherwise you cannot be sure you will be able to retrieve your data.
If you wish to still use unsupported software
Some people have stated that TrueCrypt still works with Windows 10.
- Decrypt the disk, do the upgrade, then make sure TrueCrypt still functions after the upgrade.
- Make backups should be made before and after you encrypt the HDD and perform that first reboot.
The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms (click here for more information). You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.
It is likely to be incompatible. It is always recommended you decrypt your hard disk and any other data before upgrading an operating system or else it will not be accessible after upgrading.
Do NOT upgrade on a System-encrypted-TrueCrypt drive!
I have practically tested 7.1a on Windows 10 on a VMWare environment.
YES, it does work. You can use TrueCrypt 7.1a system drive encryption with Windows 10, but in order to do that, you must:
Un-encrypt the drive
Update to Windows 10
Make sure you do not use UEFI Secureboot.
After Windows 10 is updated, re-encrypt the system drive.
So I confirm it is compatible with Windows 10 boot system, but make sure you follow the rules above when updating.
I am running the last stable version of Trucrypt. I recently upgraded to Windows 10. So far Trucrypt appears to be working fine. The upgrade does mess with the security settings on all drives and folders. You may have to give yourself admin on all drives and folders to access Trucrypt container files properly. So far so good
Truecrypt is no longer developed and has a few known security holes. Use Veracrypt as a drop-in replacement. It is fully compatible with Truecrypt as it started development from the last Truecrypt version of the source code. And as already said it has fixed some security holes that exist in the last available Truecrypt.
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