DiskCryptor dual boot Windows 7 and XP?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by tahaa7, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. tahaa7

    tahaa7 Registered Member

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    I currently have only Windows 7 x64 installed on my laptop. I have only one partition (plus the 100MB partition), and it is encrypted using DiskCryptor. I would like to install Windows XP alongside Win 7 (and create another partition in the process). As far as I know, I cannot do so right now without first decrypting the entire partition/drive, because the XP setup won't recognize the file system, correct?

    Thanks for help.
     
  2. DesuMaiden

    DesuMaiden Registered Member

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    Why would you even want Windows XP as a dual boot? Why not just stick to windows 7 and encrypt it?
     
  3. redcell

    redcell Registered Member

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    A small number of people (like me) still prefer XP. Some factors include:
    1. Compatibility with old proprietorship software (example certain full disk encryption version).
    2. Flexibility (example ability to full-spoof the wireless mac address).
     
  4. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    Maybe you can run XP in a virtual machine, inside W7. So you do not have to decrypt/encrypt or messing with encryption anyway.
     
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