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Old Jan 1, 2013, 12:21 PM   #1
LeicaMan111
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Bitlocker with Boot Camp?

I have very private and sensitive data on my MacBook Pro. Hence I use the full disk File Vault encryption (with Snow Leopard I used to use PGP!).

If I make a partition for Boot Camp and Windows 8, can I secure that partition with Bitlocker or File Vault? So both Mac OS X and Windows 8 are encrypted and secure?

Thanks.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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I have very private and sensitive data on my MacBook Pro. Hence I use the full disk File Vault encryption (with Snow Leopard I used to use PGP!).

If I make a partition for Boot Camp and Windows 8, can I secure that partition with Bitlocker or File Vault? So both Mac OS X and Windows 8 are encrypted and secure?

Thanks.
I believe it won't work easily due to the requirement of two ntfs partitions, one to bootstrap the other, but unsure if in practice it can be got to work.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 06:14 AM   #3
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Yes but you might not be able to upgrade to anything higher than Snow Leopard because of the extra partition Lion/ML sets up.

IMO you would be better off using Parallels, VMWare or VirtualBox. But if you really want to the steps are bellow (I can't get details right now):

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  1. Add a 200MB FAT32 partition in Disk Utility
  2. Add a second FAT32 partition for Windows in Disk Utility
  3. Restart into Windows Setup
  4. Open diskpart in a Command Prompt
  5. Re-Format the 200MB partition as FAT32 and Mark it Active
  6. Format the your main Windows Partition as NTFS
  7. Quit the Command Prompt and go through Windows Setup
Note: 200MB in Snow Leopard is not 200MB in Windows, in Disk Utility choose 209.80MB (thats a little more than 200MB in Windows).
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