Bitlocker Boot Camp Windows 7/8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TheOriginalKi, May 9, 2012.

  1. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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    Obviously the MacBook Pro does not have a TPM chip, however I know this is not required. Is it possible to Bitlocker the Windows 7/8 section of the harddrive without it causing problems for the Mac OS 10.7/8 X side? Do I need to use a USB stick as a key to unlock the Bitlocker drive or can I set a password, like I currently use for the Mac OS section?

    Thanks
     
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    BitLocker requires a small unencrypted partition for its boot files. Lion's partition layout does not leave you a way easy way to create this partition.

    To get BitLocker to working in Lion, you would have to manually create the 2 Boot Camp partitions and then edit the Hybrid MBR. In Snow Leopard, all you have to do is create the 2 partitions.
     
  3. TheOriginalKi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply. As it's not straight forward I think I'll just leave it.
     

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