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Encrypt the whole drive disabled

Topics: Technical Issues, Users Discussion
Dec 9, 2016 at 9:57 AM
Hello Everyone,

I have Win10 Home on HP machine with TPM and would like to encrypt whole drive but when starting, above option is disabled for some reason. Selecting "Encrypt the Windows system partition" fails too. Any help or pointers would be appreciated.
Dec 9, 2016 at 2:58 PM
Edited Dec 9, 2016 at 3:01 PM
In some HP and Dell configurations with EFI the full system encryption is not compatible. The easiest way is probably to backup, reformat HDD as MBR, install fresh windows and encrypt system then. This works fine, as long as your device can boot mbr (it always worked for me even with recent devices).

There are many complaints about this, one recent example with comment from the developer is here: https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/discussions/659934
Dec 10, 2016 at 10:32 AM
Thank you very much sir, will sort it this way :) cheers