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Windows 7: Bitlocker with existing dual boot system

03 Oct 2011   #1
digi21

Windows 7 x32
 
 
Bitlocker with existing dual boot system

I read a bitlocker article by msoft that states how to run bitlocker in a dual boot environment, it talks about installing Windows 7 after turning on bitlocker for Vista and then disabling it and so on.

Im in a situation where my laptop has two seperate hard drives installed, and vista was installed when I got it, I then installed windows 7 on the seperate hard drive. When ever I startup the operating system I chose to boot takes the C drive name and the other os gets the D drive.

Windows 7 is the main os I use but want to keep Vista as well. How should I enable bitlocker on both os's and drives?

Is it as easy as starting up windows 7 and enabling bitlocker on both drives. Or do I need to log into windows 7 and enable bitlocker for its partition and then log into vista and enable it for its partition? But with the second way I would think there would be problems with 2 startup keys trying to work at one time.


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04 Oct 2011   #2
digi21

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Update, I logged onto windows 7 and enabled bitlocker, it only gave me the option to do the its partition. Guess I can go to vista now and enable it for that.
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04 Oct 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It would appear that Vista and Seven use different versions of Bitlocker meaning that both versions will encrypt the boot partition.

I think you would need to install the operating systems on different hard drives and disconnecting one while you install the other with booting up controlled by the BIOS instead of a normal boot menu.

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04 Oct 2011   #4
digi21

Windows 7 x32
 
 

They are both on different hard drives already.
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