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Windows 7: Bit Locker vs True Crypt on win 7 64bit

08 Oct 2010   #1
SinlessViper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 RC2 64x
 
 
Bit Locker vs True Crypt on win 7 64bit

Hey all,

Just a few things i want to ask really.

Which would be better to encrypt my whole system (2x partitions)


As my understanding of Bit locker goes its not like true crypts (pre logon authentication)?

I want to encrypt the whole drive and when somone tries to boot my machine up i have an authentication screen for the encryptopion to logon too before the machines actually fully booted to the windows logon.


Ive had past experiance with Payed software encryption in my last job. but ive never got round to doing it for my personal Laptop. nor have i needed to learn more about Bit Locker.

any advice would be appretiated


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08 Oct 2010   #2
SinlessViper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 RC2 64x
 
 

58 views n no commments? anyone know anything on this sort of thing?
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08 Oct 2010   #3
SinlessViper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 RC2 64x
 
 

anyone atall ?
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09 Oct 2010   #4
n0th1n9

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2
 
 

Hello SinlessViper.

I haven't used anything else but bitlocker, and quite frankly, I love it. I use it on both my laptop and desktop. Both my computers however are not TPM compatible, so I can't say how that works; instead I use a USB key to start-up my computers.

Without the USB key plugged in on boot the computer will not start the OS. From there you have the option to enter in a 36 digit code or just restart the computer with the key in place.
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09 Oct 2010   #5
SinlessViper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 RC2 64x
 
 

Ah thankyou very much for this info, my understanding of Bitlocker was that you are able to boot into windows but to access anything in a session you need to enter a Authentication Pass when requested.

Think the best choice for me atm is to try a VM's and run both see which one suits my needs

Also if anyone know anyother encyryption software (that requires Authentication before boot) would be nice to see whats out there on the freeware market

Thanks in advance.
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09 Oct 2010   #6
n0th1n9

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2
 
 

If you have other partitions or drives encrypted you can set them to either automatically unlock or you can set them to manual unlocking. For manual unlocking you can either use a USB thumb drive or you can set a password to unlock the drives. In order to automatically unlock the drives however, it is required to have the C: drive encrypted, otherwise you will have to manually unlock each drive.
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10 Oct 2010   #7
Bushman5

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 

I have both Bitlocker encryption and Truecrypt, as well as Axcrypt for all my files.

pass words are 20+ digits/numbes/upperlowercase/ and symbols.

the Bitlocker USB key needs to be inserted before login screen comes up, then there is a user login.

if i leave to grab a coffee, Predator locks down the screen
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11 Oct 2010   #8
SinlessViper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 RC2 64x
 
 

Thanks for the Heads up on more Software i think all the USB faffing around would get on my nerves a bit tbh.

Cheers
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