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    Can't get Windows 10 Technical Preview to work!

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    Can't get Windows 10 Technical Preview to work!


    By Fred Langa

    What to look for if you can't get Win10 Technical Preview to run in a VirtualBox virtual machine. Plus: Is Registry cleaning safe? Also, the pros and cons of VeraCrypt, a possible replacement for the now-discontinued TrueCrypt disk-encryption tool.


    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/cant-get-windows-10-technical-preview-to-work/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    Full Disk Encryption follow-up

    I would like to get Fred's take (or anyone else's) regarding full-disk encryption for individuals like me. As a CPA in Massachusetts, the state laws require that any drives leaving the office (i.e. laptops) must have their hard drive encrypted. Will Windows 10 continue to use BitLocker technology or replace it with something else that does whole-drive encryption? This will be mandatory for me on my next laptop purchase.

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    RE: CCleaner
    I too have used CCleaner for years on WIN machines and without any deleterious effect --- until this Summer. After building a new PC using the ASUS Sabertooth X79 mobo and getting all the essential drivers & WIN 7 PRO 64 installed and fully updated I ran CCleaner as I've done often. It picked up the usual few issues and I let it go. I imaged the CCleaner page with the list of issues. And then I started having problems with stability and started working through the CCleaner list. After doing a lot of checking I circled around a couple of files in a temp folder. I called ASUS support and they had me re-install two drivers and told me that CCleaner was the cause because it cleans out a temp file --- which has an essential file! Who'd a thunk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfinercpa View Post
    I would like to get Fred's take (or anyone else's) regarding full-disk encryption for individuals like me. As a CPA in Massachusetts, the state laws require that any drives leaving the office (i.e. laptops) must have their hard drive encrypted. Will Windows 10 continue to use BitLocker technology or replace it with something else that does whole-drive encryption? This will be mandatory for me on my next laptop purchase.
    Windows 10 will use BitLocker.

    Joe

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    Encryption is useful for a range of activities other than whole disk encrypting. For example, I use it to encrypt my backup files on external hard drives, to reduce risks if a drive is stolen. I presume TrueCrypt is still ok for this. Or is it?

    In passing, a fork of TC is being developed - known as CipherShed. Release is planned shortly according to http://www.esecurityplanet.com/open-...-new-life.html
    Last edited by jonrichco; 2014-11-21 at 21:53.

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