Windows 10: Windows 10 User Profiles on different encrypted Partition

  1.    30 Sep 2016 #1

    Windows 10 User Profiles on different encrypted Partition


    Hey everyone

    First of all I want to thank Kari for this (Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums) tutorial and at the same time curse at him/her making me have to deal with this broken ass Operating System Windows 10. :P

    The tutorial is the reason I wanted to give Windows 10 another try after I had to remove my previous windows 7.

    I generally use Truecrypt to encrypt all drives of my Desktop PC and relocate all typical user folders to a different partition. There is no issue with this on Windows 7 but Windows 10 won't have it. I followed the tutorial and got to the point that I had working an unencrypted Windows 10 installation with the user profiles on the D: Partition. All fine and dandy. Now I already guessed at the time that encrypting the D: drive won't be a fun experience. Luckily Truecrypt is strong enough to just rip away Windows control of the drive and began to encrypt it. That made Windows 10 cry like a baby without its pacifier but at least it didn't crash and Truecrypt was able to finish.
    I could go into details on what sorcery I tried after that to restore order in the partition letters but the short version is that I was able to get my setup running but I still got the same error (start menu wouldn't open up) I would get if I wouldn't have followed the tutorial at all and just moved the folders manually after installing (Once you move the local folder your account is bricked). But even after creating a new User account the problem persisted which wasn't the case with the normal procedure without the tutorial.

    So now after reinstalling I tried to encrypt everything (using veracrypt this time) in Audit mode which to my surprise worked pretty well until I ran sysprep. That failed and now I am sitting at the language selection of the installation pondering if I should invest any more time in this schizophrenic Operating System.

    Windows Version: Windows 10 Pro N (x64)

    Bitlocker isn't an option because
    1. That shit most likely has more backdoors than a Shoppingmall
    2. Afaik you can't encrypt with a password. Only with TPM or a dongle which isn't really an option.

    Question here is if anyone has any Idea how I could make this work.
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  2.    30 Sep 2016 #2

    NonameFTW said: View Post
    Bitlocker isn't an option because
    1. That shit most likely has more backdoors than a Shoppingmall
    2. Afaik you can't encrypt with a password. Only with TPM or a dongle which isn't really an option.
    Don't know about backdoors but bitlocker definitely does let you use a password without TPM or a dongle. I use it like that. Just turn of "TPM required" in group policy.

    Don't know anything about TrueCrypt though, sorry.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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