Dual Boot Windows 7 and Truecrypt

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by fjawor, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. fjawor

    fjawor MDL Novice

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    Hello all,
    Alright, so I realized that it is very hard to dual boot windows 7 and a Truecrypt encrypted O/S with GRUB. However, I now need to know how to dual boot a Truecrypt encrypted Windows 7 O/S with an unencrypted Windows 7 O/S.

    I need it to look like this:

    Windows 7 Encrypted- Truecrypt Bootloader (Password) Boot into Windows 7 Ultimate
    Power On Windows Boot Manager or
    Windows 7 Home Premium Boot into Windows 7 Home Premium
    Im a noob so any help would be appreciated. I need a tutorial on how my computer can boot like shown above.

    Thanks
     
  2. naveeed

    naveeed MDL Novice

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  3. fjawor

    fjawor MDL Novice

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    Sorry for not clarifying. I only have one HDD.
     
  4. han66

    han66 MDL Novice

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    #4 han66, Jan 30, 2012
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    i doubt he wants to just boot, probably he wants to hide the true crypt win7 over the normal version :) so he is the only one to access the "things" there

    check this truecrypt.org/docs/?s=hidden-operating-system
     
  5. fjawor

    fjawor MDL Novice

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    I just want a dual boot like shown on the diagram. Windows Boot Loader chain loads the Truecrypt loader.
    The hidden operating system on true crypt will not work because I need more space for the hidden operating system. This is not possible so it will not work for me.
     
  6. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    The best solution would be the follwing :

    - Having 3 partition on your computer
    - 1 small, around 100mb, which would be the BOOT partition (aka ACTIVE) which will have the TC and Windows bootloader on it
    - 1 partition which will have Windows - Non encrypted
    - 1 partition which will have Windows - Encrypted

    Start by installing BOTH version of Windows first.
    Then, on the one you want to encrypt, install TrueCrypt and select to encrypt the SYSTEM partition only, not the whole drive.

    Should works :)
     
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  7. fjawor

    fjawor MDL Novice

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    This doesn't work because the truecrypt bootloader overwrites the windows bootloader