Windows – How to encrypt the system partition

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I want to encrypt my main hard drive (where I have my OS, programs, etc.) and I have looked for tutorials online but each one seems to follow different steps, some say that I need another partition to put the recovery file (main, system reserved and other one) and others say that I have to modify something in the registry.

I have used bitlocker before for two external drives but I know that for a system drive is different, what are the steps that I have to follow to encrypt my hard drive?

More (probably relevant) info: I do have the 'System Reserved' partition that some tutorials mention is necessary to encrypt my main hard drive and the HDD has 465GB (434GB free).

Best Answer

This Bitlocker guide handles how to encrypt your system pratition and how to solve TPM problems.

An alternative solution can be seen in this Truecrypt guide.

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