Decrypt system partition before formatting it?

Topics: Users Discussion
Aug 2, 2015 at 11:15 AM
Hey Guys,

I have encrypted my system fully with Veracrypt.
Now I want to format my whole system.

I am not sure whether I have to Decrypt the system (where my OS is installed) first, before I can format it and install a new OS.

Or is it possible to format the whole system (and lose encryption) and install a new OS without decrypt it first?
Aug 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM
You will need to remove the VeraCrypt bootloader.

One method is to use the VeraCrypt Rescue Disk to restore the original OS bootloader.

The other method is to use a utility to rebuild the MBR.

Google search "truecrypt bootloader remove". The same procedures will work for VeraCrypt.