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Do NOT upgrade on a System-encrypted-TrueCrypt drive! you have to decrypt -> upgrade -> encrypt


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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 ...


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From what I know UEFI is an operating system in itself which then runs Windows UEFI is as complex as an operating system, but it is incorrect to say that UEFI runs the operating system after it's loaded - even though there's many online texts that would create that impression. Simplifying a bit, the right way to express how UEFI and Windows coexist is "...


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This attack only works on Full-Disk Encrypted systems, or otherwise requires that the volume be mounted at the time the attack is undertaken (or when the system last hibernated). the attack works by accessing the key in ram, which wouldn't be possible in the case of a unmounted volume. If the key cannot be found in memory, it attempts to find it in hiberfil....


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Disclosure: I am the CEO and a Founding Partner of Code42 It's overkill. To make matters worse, it'll slow down your backups and delay data protection as the realtime monitoring wont work and encrypted data isn't compressible. By using private data password (recommended) or generating your own key, you are ensured privacy. (Yes, you have to trust us on ...


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It knows the correct password because within that encrypted container there is a known header. When Trucrypt decrypts a blob of data and the header matches what it was expecting it reports back that the decryption was successful. If you use a incorrect password it will still "decrypt" the text, but it will decrypt the header in to gibberish and fail the ...


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DISKPART list disk view USB disk number and type number in select disk select disk 1 all partition delete in disk 1: clean


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To add an up-to-date answer to this question, Oracle VM VirtualBox now supports hard disk encryption as of VirtualBox 5.0. You must first create the virtual machine and then encrypt the hard disk images attached to it, either through the GUI or the vboxmanage API. From the manual: Starting with VirtualBox 5.0, it is possible to encrypt the data stored ...


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Because Truecrypt uses an IO driver for on the fly encryption/decryption. Drivers must be installed into the kernel on windows systems, which requires an administrators access. Most other encryption platforms do not perform on-the-fly encryption, or use a piece of hardware to do it (like encrypted flash drives).


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You should decrypt the HDD before doing the update. TrueCrypt is a 3rd party encryption and during setup Windows doesn't know how to handle it.


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The last time they even put out an update was almost 2 years ago. I really don't think there is even any development on it anymore. According to their site Windows 8 is not supported at all. Here is the supported OSs page. http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/supported-operating-systems I am currently using Bitlocker for one encrypted drive. Bitlocker is native ...


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The password has to be set in the BIOS under the ATA-security extension. Usually there's a tab in the BIOS menu titled "Security". Authentication will occur at the BIOS level, so nothing this software "wizard" does has any bearing on setting up the authentication. It's unlikely that a BIOS update will enable HDD password if it wasn't previously supported. ...


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I finally got this to work today and like you I believe I do not have an ATA password setup in the BIOS either (at least not that I can see). I did enable the BIOS user/admin passwords and my PC does have a TPM chip but BitLocker should work without one (USB key). Like you I was also stuck in the exact same spot at the BitLocker prompt do I want to encrypt ...


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The answer to this is that TrueCrypt, at the completion of the formatting operation, pops up a dialog box requesting Administrator access (probably if you have UAC turned on, which I do). But if there is no response to that dialog within a reasonable time (a few minutes, I think), then the dialog times out and fails, causing the observed error message. ...


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I'm concerned that the answers provided here are going to lull the original poster, and others who may read this post, into a false sense of confidence that decryption is a slam dunk solution. It's not. My installation failed with exactly the same error code; however, I do not use encryption. Larry Magid had the same error, and he does not mention ...


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Although TrueCrypt have announced their intentions to support Windows 8 and UEFI, their last version still dates from 2012. As far as I can see, your options today are : Partition your disk into two parts, Windows and TrueCrypt. If you are worried about unauthorized boot of your computer, put a password on the BIOS. Use BitLocker instead of TrueCrypt, if ...


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TrueCrypt automatically dismounts its volumes when Windows is shutting down. (i.e. the user is "logged off" and there is a setting for auto-dismount when this happens.) If you hibernate your PC and want the volume to dismount you can also set this in the options. Edit: Please note that when mounting a volume via a script you need to make sure TrueCrypt.exe ...


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I know this question is old, but it is high on the search listing so I though I would post my solution. I mount the disk and launch my programs using a .bat file. I launch the .bat file in scheduled tasks "at logon". Here is my bat. Enjoy. Note, you should set truecrypt to not automatically mount your "favourites" and there is a situtation that the ...


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After spending 4 hours trying to fix the same issue (I accidentally overwrote TrueCrypt's boot loader with grub...) I finally found a way to make this work with grub4dos on my 64bit Asus Eeee PC: It's roughly the steps described at http://stdout-dev-null.blogspot.fr/2010/02/truecrypt-rescue-disk-on-usb.html except that the grub4dos install procedure that is ...


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You don't have AES hardware acceleration, and were running the tests in a virtual machine. It's unlikely that your test results would be reflective of real-world results, as the encryption/decryption speeds heavily depend on the current CPU & disk loads. Your best bet is to create two independent Truecrypt partitions, and perform manual benchmarks by ...


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First, for using bootable CDs you don't need multiboot, so this is a part that I don't understand. Second, why not put all the sensitive data in one encrypted truecrypt partition that you can open from whichever OS that you boot from. Third, if this is company data you are protecting, you could maybe justify buying hardware encryption such as Apricorn ...


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Full disk encryption, by necessity, needs the key in RAM to encrypt/decrypt data in real time. So - Firewire has a DMA like mode that basically allows one to scan the entire RAM of the system. Full disk keys may be recovered from a target system's RAM if it's connected via Firewire to a host running the right software and the target system has a Firewire ...


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You can do it, but it depends a bit on your hardware and your expectations of a properly functioning Windows 8.1 + TrueCrypt installation. TC still works for encrypted containers in W81, but since it relies on having an MBR partitioned disk and integrated bootloaders, for full disk encryption, it will not work in a sensible way, since W81 need GPT formatted ...


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Because Truecrypt is transparent On-The-Fly encryption, in an FDE scenario, the attacker would be encrypting the plaintext-data within the container, which Truecrypt would then convert to ciphertext-data, so yes, it can affect you, but no it is not "overwriting" the truecrypt encryption. The OS can't see the Truecrypt layer, just the plaintext that Truecrypt ...


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I submitted the bug report to trueCrypt. I found how to replicate the problem though. If you dismount a volume from a program that has no admin rights and then you try to mount the same volume into the same drive latter with a program that has admin rights it does not work. Same thing happens if you do it the otherway arrownd. So in short if you always mount ...


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Skydrive (and many other similar services, including Google Drive) do not have the ability to do blockwise synchronization -- their smallest units are files. You are, unfortunately, out of luck if you are tied to both SkyDrive and TrueCrypt. A workaround may be to switch from TruCrypt to encfs when using SkyDrive -- instead of encrypting an entire partition/...


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You can start the TrueCrypt volume creation and then end the process. You will have a container that has enough setup to begin use. 1: Start the volume formatting. Allow it to run for a few seconds. 2: Open the Task Manager and kill off the TrueCrypt Format process. 3: Mount the newly created TrueCrypt volume and format it with the OS. ...


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Recovering the directory layout I would recommend trying TestDisk, a free and open source tool that was designed to help recover broken filesystems and trashed boot sectors. Mount the drive in TrueCrypt first, and do all of your work on the decrypted drive. It sounds like your best bet may be to try to recover the partition's MFT, or Master File Table (the ...


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There is a way to create a masterpassword that an admin can use if the user has changed and forgotten their password. in general you create the volume, set your master password, and extract the volume header to a file that you will keep safe (right?). then you can make a copy of the volume for each users thumg. they will be able to change the password if ...


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I am a TrueCrypt user, but if I was using CrashPlan I would definitely avoid encrypting my data with another product before feeding it to CrashPlan to handle then push over the internet (as the performance would most likely go from good -> painful). If you encrypt a 1GB folder, which contains numerous tiny Word documents, suddenly all you have is a 1GB ...


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