Not a big user of encryption, and never used VeraCrypt, but I did see that they have a new BETA version out, and one of the things listed is "Sign binaries using both SHA-1 and SHA-256 to follow new Microsoft recommendations."
Also, just wondering, is it possible in this software to decrypt the OS volume only and not all the data volumes?
[QUOTE=chewlip;528332]I downloaded the media creation tool from Windows 10 and get this:
Just a suggestion see you are in the UK have you tried the UK site for the Media Creation Tool? [URL="https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10"]
That error indicates a standard user account.
Grab the ISO from TechBench
uninstall your antivirus
remove all external drives and USB devices, except monitor, mouse and keyboard
if you've moved your Libraries, move them back
uninstall any monitoring software (like Speccy)
disconnect form the internet
mount the ISO (right-click) and select the setup.exe file
run the upgrade that way, selecting to keep all apps, files and settings.
I just did this to a system yesterday that would not update, and it worked. The only thing I had to do afterwards was connect to the internet and run Windows Update, to get the sound CODEC reinstalled. However, this rig was not using encryption.
Watch the video in this tutorial
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
starting from 3:25
I tried to update using Windows Update with my account as Administrator and it failed again. I then downloaded the ISO and tried to update with that as Administrator and I get this:
I feel a bit nervous that it's going to screw everything up...
Worried about this specifically from VeraCrypt - Home
Will I be able to mount my VeraCrypt partition/container after I reinstall or upgrade the operating system?Yes, VeraCrypt volumes are independent of the operating system. However, you need to make sure your operating system installer does not format the partition where your VeraCrypt volume resides.
Last edited by chewlip; 13 Jan 2016 at 18:42.
Did you remove your AV and disconnect everything else as I mentioned?
If you are concerned, then I would first make an image of your entire C:\ drive using Macrium Reflect Free. That way, if something fails, you can always just put it back to the way it was using the snapshot image.
Or, ask in the Veracrypt forum and see what they say about it.
EDIT: What are the possibilities of just decrypting the C:\ drive before doing the upgrade, since everything else will be disconnected? I don't know the ramifications of this, since I don't use this software. Perhaps that might break some link between the C:\ drive and the other ones?