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Windows 10, Full drive encryption

Topics: Users Discussion
Nov 3, 2016 at 2:45 AM
Edited Nov 3, 2016 at 2:46 AM
I have looked around the forums and I haven't found a comprehensive answer. I saw a post from a couple of years ago, but not anything since. My question is, I have a laptop with a Samsung 850 SSD that is running Windows 10 that was an in-place upgrade from Windows 7 Home. Will I be able to encrypt my system partition? I have heard differing answers and I wanted to get the positive answer from the developers and/or people who have done it.
Dec 9, 2016 at 1:26 AM
Yes. You will be able to encrypt the system partition.

Just an FYI for future reference:
Note: If the system partition/drive is encrypted and you want to reinstall or upgrade Windows, you need to decrypt it first (select System > Permanently Decrypt System Partition/Drive). However, a running operating system can be updated (security patches, service packs, etc.) without any problems even when the system partition/drive is encrypted.