Resolved FileVault and bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Scuba629, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Scuba629, Jun 22, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012

    macrumors regular

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    Can u turn on FileVault and my firewall in the Mac os and not have it effect a windows bootcamp session?
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    Boot Camp installs in a different partition. It won't be affected by FileVault2, except that your Windows installation won't be able to read the FileVault2 partition, since Apple hasn't provided a decryption utility for Windows.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. macrumors G4

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    Yes, that shouldn't be an issue either. When you boot into Boot Camp, OS X is "off" so it shouldn't make a difference.

    If you install Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion to run your Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine, Windows operates as a normal Mac application and can work with the firewall and FileVault2.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wont be using it a lot on the windows partition. Like u suggested I'll be running it as a VM. So if I need I processing I'll do it this way.

    Sounds like the only issue would be the windows partition trying to save stuff to Mac. Or read Mac stuff. I'll only be gaming while booted into windows.

    Now the only question is how big to make the windows partition.
     

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