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Windows 7: Is there a legal way to add to use BitLocker on Windows 7 Home 64-bit?

03 Jul 2014   #1
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Is there a legal way to add to use BitLocker on Windows 7 Home 64-bit?

If so where do I find it to download it and what is the process to d/l and use it.
I am interested to replace my existing TrueCrypt functionality particularly to encrypt the full access to the PC or at least to its multiple SSD and HDD drives inside it.
In case it would not be possible, which third party Encrypting software is the best for my purpose?

Thank you for your eventual contributions over this issue.


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03 Jul 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would suggest "DiskCryptor" - https://diskcryptor.net/wiki/Main_Page

Review: DiskCryptor a worthwhile encryption program that's easy to use | PCWorld


Btw, i never personally used it. My suggestion is based on generally positive reviews across various sites and forums.
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03 Jul 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

As I read Microsoft's EULA anything done that might allow BitLocker to work with unsupported Windows editions would be a violation of the agreement.

Do we can install Bitlocker for windows 7 home premium (64 - Microsoft Community
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03 Jul 2014   #4
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Thank you both

Thank you for responding. The comment about the legality issue was really helpful so I am forgetting about using BitLocker.

The remaining part now is: I am interested to replace my existing TrueCrypt functionality particularly to encrypt the full access to the PC or at least to its multiple SSD and HDD drives inside it. so which third party Encrypting software is the best for my purpose?

I would like to "hear" your different opinions and reasons for them

Thanks
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03 Jul 2014   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

May I ask, why replace TrueCrypt in first place? It's a superior option to BitLocker, and it still works perfectly for most uses. No idea what the alternatives ofter, but as long as it's enough for you, I don't see the reason for a change.
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03 Jul 2014   #6
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
May I ask, why replace TrueCrypt in first place? It's a superior option to BitLocker, and it still works perfectly for most uses. No idea what the alternatives ofter, but as long as it's enough for you, I don't see the reason for a change.
TrueCrypt has been abandoned by the developers, they even encourage their clients to use BitLocker From Windows. It has been recently divulged in many tech sites. I am concerned that somehow i could be left locked out to access my computer that is under TrueCrypt password


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06 Jul 2014   #7
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Truecrypt is still really strong encryption even though it has been abandoned.
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07 Jul 2014   #8
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm very aware of its recent abandonment, but that's don't means anything for the end user. TrueCrypt, as well as any program in the same situation, will continue to work exactly as it did before (it runs 100% local after all). There is no way that event will lock you out of your disk, neither that it suddenly becomes insecure as they're trying to make you believe. An even intriguing word is that an open program suggest a proprietary software piece as a viable replacement.

Abandonment in particular affects any newly discovered bug, as they'll not be fixed. New features will not be added too. Concern may appear if a critical bug does appear. Compatibility with future OSs may be a problem too, and competing tools may add new features that TC will not have and cannot add. On the flip side, remember that TrueCrypt is open source (with a special license), that means that anyone can really pick the project, fork it and continue with it.

Lastly, there is an intense work ongoing in an independent audit to it here: Is TrueCrypt Audited Yet?
There you can find a detailed report indicating existing problems with it and security analysis. Even though it found some bugs, none of them seems particularly bad, overall it seems quite good tool after all.
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08 Jul 2014   #9
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Thank you Alejandro for your heads up report on....

... what is happening with the present and future of TrueCrypt.

Your comments reassure me not to abandon ship with TrueCrypt (at least not just yet).

Thank you again. Do you still live in Buenos Aires?

Nota:
Eres muy articulado en el uso del vocabulario y la gramatica inglesa. Saludos muy cordiales
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08 Jul 2014   #10
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Well... a pair from Switzerland started a project to bring it back to life - TrueCrypt hooked to life support in Switzerland: 'It must not die' say pair ? The Register

under the URL http://truecrypt.ch but that no longer loads too, it was working fine the other week??
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