permanently decrypt vs format drive

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by linp, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. linp

    linp Registered Member

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    I have a netbook , Asus eepc 1215N, with 2 gb ram.
    It has become very slow ,running win 7.
    I'd like to install a Linux distro so i hopefully gain some speed back (use it mostly now for browsing ).
    My system partition has TC WDE on it , i just started the option:"permanently decrypt system drive/partition".
    It has 7 hrs to go .......
    Question: can i just format the drive ( with a disk utility run from usb or external cd drive )?
    there is no data to be kept.
     
  2. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Sorry I just noticed this. Its is OK to use Partition Wizard (FREE). You can boot from RAM (CDR/USB) and do the deed. Easy.
     
  3. linp

    linp Registered Member

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    Actually , i just let TC decrypt overnight, ended up losing my data anyway ( nothing important on it though )
    The LXLE linux install did not see the windows install,, i created a partition with Gparted , installed linux , other partitions look empty now .
    Anyhow , the LXLE distro is fantastic on an old netbook .
     
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