The reason why you should use VeraCrypt instead of Microsoft’s BitLocker

BitLocker is Microsoft own solution in order to provide Full Disk Encryption on your Windows or on another partition. Bitlocker Bitlocker is a solution for beginners. It does it's job - sure, but it's just basic encryption, even if you adjust the cipher settings under User/Group Policies (gpedit.msc). Problems with Bitlocker As an example, formatting... Continue Reading →

VeraCrypt 1.22 final is out

Holy moly, so many updates recently from VeraCrypt. Well, I like to see it positive and I like to remind you that this update is important, not only because it brings several new algorithm, it also fixes the bootloader problems in Windows. Changelog You can see the versions history here. The changelog seems identically to... Continue Reading →

VeraCrypt 1.22 Beta 7 & 8 are fixing the MBR Bootloader problem

The new VeraCrypt Beta's fixing a major MBR problem reported by several users, including me - I posted a workaround for this. Now after 6 months the issue seems to be resolved. Beta 7 was posted March 27 2018 and even within the same week followed by Beta 8. The changelog for Beta 8 wasn't updated yet,... Continue Reading →

veracrypt-w10-patcher allows users to upgrade Windows without decrypting it first

The veracrypt-w10-patcher project is something which I wished would be integrated native into VeraCrypt, it allows the user to upgrade their Windows without the need to decrypt the system drive first. How does it work? The script simply prepares Windows for the upgrade, it works with all Windows major upgrades until Windows 1709 (Creators Update). Continue Reading →

Workaround for VeraCrypt pretest failure on Windows 10 Build 1709

The latest VeraCrypt Final/Beta seems to have some troubles with latest Windows changes, which means the pretest fails. This test is needed to verify if your HDD/SSD can be proper encrypted before the actual process really starts to avoid running into problems. The guide is a workaround however this needs to be fixed within VeraCrypt... Continue Reading →

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