Encrypt Hard Drive with just One Drive (Not Bitlocker)

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How to Encrypt your Entire Drive or a Partition without BitLocker
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This will show how to encrypt a drive or Partition without using BitLocker.
How to Encrypt your Entire Drive or a Partition without BitLocker

warning   Warning
Using this will slow your computer slightly down as everything has to be encrypted/decrypted as the drive writes or reads.

Tip   Tip
Ensure you have a recovery disk!

information   Information
Administrative Access Required


Step One [1] The Download

Go to TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux - Downloads and download the software

Step Two [2] The Installation

Follow the prompts to install the software, when you come to this section (below) click Encrypt the system...

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Step Three [3] The Encryption [Part A]

Follow the prompts, Pick an Algorithm (Recommend AES) . Pick a password, Ensure the password is at least 25 characters with upper & lower case letters, numbers and special characters.

Step Four [4] The Encryption [Part B]

When you pick a recovery disk location it should not exsist. Give the disk an name, then burn it via a burner application (Nero, windows burner etc.) OR If you do not have the resources to burn, download daemon tools and mount the Recovery Disk iso to verify disk. Just email yourself the iso and if your encryption codes should become corrupt just go download the attachment and burn at a friends or something.

Step Five [5] The Finishing Touches

After your computer reboots and assuming all the tests pass, your computer will begin encrypting ALL data for super security :party:

Note   Note
Encryption takes time, you can pause to shutdown then resume encrypting when you log in again


Congrats, you have just increased your system security a lot!

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