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Lock the DC bootloader

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:57 pm
by Dave40
Since Windows 10/11 can overwrite the bootloader without warning, is there any way to protect the DC bootloader to prevent Windows becoming unbootable? Recovering from this would not be easy for an inexperienced user!

I know Windows 10/11 can install updates - and "upgrades" that overwrite the bootloader without warning and this alone is putting me off using DiskCryptor sadly. I'd like to encrypt my entire NVMe SSD with DC, but don't want to face an unbootable Windows 10 install one day when Windows has finished installing new updates (or automatically upgrading to a newer release of Windows 10/11 - so called "feature updates").

Re: Lock the DC bootloader

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:50 pm
by Dave40
The problem is NOT caused by DC itself, but Windows (or other 3rd party software) overwriting the bootloader behind your back.

If the DC bootloader could somehow restore itself (automatically) every time something overwrites it, maybe this would solve the problem forever (rather than making it read-only which would cause certain Windows updates to not install)?