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Am I able to Encrypt Windows with Drive Encryption that is running in Boot Camp on a Mac?

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I have a user that uses a Mac in the office. He runs Windows via Bootcamp on it. I'm in the process of installing Drive encryption and encrypting all of our workstation. Is this still doable if windows is running in bootcamp?

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Re: Am I able to Encrypt Windows with Drive Encryption that is running in Boot Camp on a Mac?

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Preboot is an efi application and requires interaction with the hardware and the UEFI. This also requires an additional efi partition and modification of the NVRAM. Doing this on a Mac will change how the system boots and can result in any unknown problems. Intel Security has not tested this and does not recommend using MDE on MAC hardware with or without Bootcamp.

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KB79784 - FAQs for Drive Encryption 7.1.x

Is a Windows operating system with DE/EEPC installed on Mac hardware supported?

No. DE/EEPC has not been tested on any Mac hardware and is thus unsupported.

Re: Am I able to Encrypt Windows with Drive Encryption that is running in Boot Camp on a Mac?

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Even though windows is technically "Virtual" in bootcamp, the drive encryption software would still be installed in the "Windows" environment and not actually on the Apple hardware? Or am I wrong in thinking that?

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Preboot is an efi application and requires interaction with the hardware and the UEFI. This also requires an additional efi partition and modification of the NVRAM. Doing this on a Mac will change how the system boots and can result in any unknown problems. Intel Security has not tested this and does not recommend using MDE on MAC hardware with or without Bootcamp.

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Thank you for the information!