Bitlocker with Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LeicaMan111, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. LeicaMan111 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    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?

  2. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    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.
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    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):

    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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