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Chris Hall

Adjusting technology to make it fit my requirements...

Windows, Linux, Virtualisation, Unified Computing & Cloud Offerings Design Engineer.

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Update to my Windows 7 and Truecrypt 6.2a post.

Truecrypt 6.3 is now available.

One slight problem when trying to upgrade:


Ho Hum.... This will be because I'm still running the Windows 7 Release Candidate (Build 7100)

Workaround
Install TrueCrypt 6.3 in compatibility mode as follows:

  • Right click the installer, select properties, choose the compatibility tab and select Windows Vista (Service Pack 2):  


  • Install as normal (as per the excellent InformIT article).
  • To avoid a repeat of the above annoying message every time you restart, before rebooting after the install, open C:\Program Files\TrueCrypt and repeat the above compatibility tweak for all the executables located in this folder (TrueCrypt Format.exe, TrueCrypt Setup.exe, TrueCrypt.exe).
  • Reboot.

Job done:


On a side note, the "Evil Maid"attack detailed on theinvisiblethings blog looks interesting.

I wonder if the same software exists for other full disk encryption software...

- Chris