Thanks for the welcome, severedsolo!
I will definitely look closer on that guide tomorrow if I can find time for it, and then I'll return with the results. Thanks for the link!
I wasn't aware that it was possible without a TPM-capable motherboard.
If I run sour with Bitlocker, do you have any experience with Truecrypt and SSD's?
Thanks again for that excellent guide. It's most helpful!