Quote: Originally Posted by giblets
I think this is an interesting question, BitGroomer.
It would be nice to encrypt the entire system, and have only a boot partition unencrypted. I don't think that's an option in Windows 7(but I'm no windows expert for sure), but if I understand what you're looking for then nothing on the drive would be unencrypted except the necessary boot files.
This is possible to implement on a different OS as I have set up my laptop that way, I'm interested in seeing how to do that in Windows 7.
Truecrypt has been mentioned which does this and is free. From my own experience just using the encryption of partitions and containers this software is very reliable but I have not gone the encrypt-system-partition route as this does have more potential problems than benefits for me personally.