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DiskCryptor and Windows 10 – does it work?Stanislav Khromov
There’s not a lot of information about DiskCryptor and Windows 10 online. Development of DC has stalled a bit but it’s still a very stable and useful piece of software. Here are answers to some common questions:
Does DiskCryptor work with Windows 10?
Yes, DiskCryptor works with all versions of Windows 10 including the Anniversary Update. (At the moment of writing this blog post, the latest build number is 14393 / 1607.)
Does DiskCryptor work with ReFS filesystems?
Yes, DiskCryptor works with ReFS filesystems.
Does DiskCryptor work with storage spaces?
Yes, DiskCryptor works with Windows Storage Spaces. I have also tried to physically move a storage space from one PC to another while encrypted, and it works just fine on the new computer as well.
DiskCryptor running on a storage space that uses ReFS.
Does DiskCryptor work with the software RAID in Windows 10?
Can you boot from an ReFS filesystem when using DiskCryptor?
No, but Windows 10 doesn’t support booting from ReFS disks, so it’s not a DC issue.
Will DiskCryptor work when rebooting to do an update?
Generally – yes. Some of the biggest Windows updates (like the Anniversary Update) might give you issues. It rarely leads to a serious problem other than the computer booting into troubleshooting mode and typically you can just reboot again and Windows will revert any attempted updates.
However, fixing this is trivial. Simply decrypt your boot drive first, and then apply the update. You can then encrypt your drive again once the update is installed. Note that this is only required on the boot drive, not any other drives attached to the system. Typically you also don’t have to uninstall the bootloader, but you can do so if you wish via Tools > Config bootloader.