Making TrueCrypt system favorite volumes stick in Windows 10

In the last paragraph of Upgrading a TrueCrypt-protected system to Windows 10 I wrote simply that you should re-add your secondary volumes to the system favorite volumes to have them mounted automatically. That turned out to be a bit too simple. Despite adding my data volume to system favorites, upon (re)boot the volume would sometimes be mounted and sometimes not. A reboot would always work correctly, but shutting down and booting later, the volume often disappeared.

This happens because of Windows 10’s hybrid quick boot scheme. (Which was also present in Windows 8, so this may be old news for some of you, but I went directly from 7 to 10 so I skipped that.) Lees meer over dit bericht


Upgrading a TrueCrypt-protected system to Windows 10

I have protected my (Windows 7) development computer’s system volume with Truecrypt and pre-boot authentication. To upgrade a system like this to Windows 10 when it is offered to you, is almost as easy as any other system, but you need to plan ahead! Here’s a really easy how-to. Lees meer over dit bericht

Getting around Truecrypt’s “Windows is not installed on the drive from which it boots”

Today I tried to encrypt my drive with TrueCrypt (7.0a). Although I do not plan to loose my laptop, you never know what happens, and there is potentially sensitive data on there from me or my clients. I already successfully did this on several other machines and was not expecting the error message “Windows is not installed on the drive from which it boots”. I was only supposed to continue if I was sure that it was. Well, I knew Truecrypt was right so I couldn’t go on. What now?

(Solution inside, so read on, Scott Hanselman to the rescue.)

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