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.┬á(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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